German Film Festival 2017 | Digital Immigrants & Happy

Digital Immigrants

The year: 1984. The home computer arrives in our living rooms and overruns a whole generation. Only those who master the new technology have a future. The computer splits society into “Digital Natives” and “Digital Immigrants”.

The year: 2016. A group of senior citizens is trying to adapt to the speed of computerisation in order to find their place in the digital age. Their problem is ours: How long can we keep up with the rapid development?

Digital Immigrants will be screened right before the film Happy as part of a double bill.

2016 | 21 min | Swiss-German with English subtitles | Director: Norbert Kottmann, Dennis Stauffer | G


Filmmaker Carolin Genreith is understandably embarrassed when her father Dieter flies regularly to Thailand to enjoy the company of women around her age. But things are getting serious: Dieter has been in a stable relationship for three years with Tukta, and wedding bells loom. Is this love, as he has persuaded himself – or more of a “trade”, as Carolin accuses him of?

Following her debut film,
Dancing with Bellies, which tells of how her mother found happiness post-divorce, Carolin’s latest documentary addresses not only her father’s unfulfilled desires and fears of loneliness in old age, but also her own ambivalent feelings. The father-daughter relationship is put to the test in Thailand, where Carolin suddenly finds herself a member of a new family, while Dieter is confronted with an entirely different concept of love.

Happy will be screened right after the short film Digital Immigrants as part of a double bill.

2016 | 85 min | German with English subtitles | Director: Carolin Genreith | PG: Some Sexual References

Sat Nov 4, 2017
8:00 PM - 9:50 PM SGT
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The 21st German Film Festival