Detroit Film Theatre


October 9-11, 16-17 & November 21, 2009

 Detroit Film Theatre

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(Germany – 2008 – directed by Andreas Dresen)

After 30 years of marriage, 67-year-old Inge (Ursula Werner) is living contentedly in Berlin with her husband, Werner (Horst Rehberg). They have their hobbies, their family and their vacations, and Inge has her small business – doing clothing alterations at home – which is how she encounters Karl, with whom she promptly and unhesitatingly begins a passionate sexual and romantic affair. Inge chooses to be candid with her husband about this new direction in her life, and soon shocks her daughter with the news as well. As she recalibrates every assumption about herself – at an age when so many simply resign themselves to “fate” – Inge’s sudden refusal to trade passion and risk for certainty and calm turns Cloud 9 into a remarkably engaging portrait of a spiritual and personal catharsis amid the never-ending search for joy. Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, 2008 Cannes Film Festival. In German with English subtitles. (98 min.)

“Tender, truthful and acted with great sensitivity” Derek Malcolm, London Evening Standard

Oct. 9-10 @ 7:00 p.m., Oct. 11 @ 2:00 p.m.

Oct. 16-17 @ 9:30 p.m.

Nov. 21 @ 4:00 p.m.