TIGER MILK (Tigermilch) - German Film Premiere @ Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles [14 October]

TIGER MILK (Tigermilch) - German Film Premiere

19:30 - 21:30

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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028

Tiger Milk finds two teenage girls, one German, one an Iraqi refugee, are best friends. They spend their days breaking from the innocence of childhood — until they witness a crime that forever changes their world…

DOUBLE FEATURE: begins with TIGER MILK at 7:30 pm,
followed by GOODBYE BERLIN at approximately 9:30 pm.
Ticket price includes admission to both films.

In Person: Director: Ute Wieland, Producer: Sasanne Freyer, Cinematographer: Felix Cramer

Germany (2017), 106 min. DCP Projection.
German with English Subtitles

Inseparable best friends Nini (Thiemann) and Jameelah (Kusche) both live in the same working class Berlin housing project, attend the same school, and love “Tiger Milk”; a mix of milk, brandy and passion fruit juice. Nini is German, but Jameelah and her mother Noura (Rashidi) are refugees from Iraq awaiting the approval of their applications for citizenship. For the rebellious fourteen year olds, the summer means a chance to finally break from the innocence of childhood. Heart-set on pushing boundaries, partying, falling in love, and finally doing “it,” the girls even go so far as “practicing” for their first time among Berlin’s streetwalkers. One evening, the girls witness a crime that hits close to home, and nothing will be the same again. Based on the best-selling novel by Stefanie De Velasco, the depth and complexity of Wieland’s adaptation skillfully relays the relevant social tension of the source material and evokes performances from the young protagonists that offer authenticity rarely seen in coming-of-films.

Director: Ute Wieland
Screenplay: Ute Wieland, adapted from the novel by Stefanie De Velasco
Cinematography: Felix Cramer
Cast: Flora Li Thiemann, Emily Kusche, Narges Rashidi, David Ali Rashed
Producers: Susanne Freyer, Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben
Production: Company Akzente Film & Fernsehproduktions GmbH (Hamburg)


$11.-/ General Audiences
$7.- / Cinematheque Members
$9.- / Seniors, Students / Friends of Goethe
Tickets on Fandango.com and at the box office.


German Screenwriter’s award (Nominated)
FBW: Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll

Ute Wieland studied German, and Theater Sciences before enrolling at the Munich University of Television and Film. Her award-winning films include: Im Jahr der Schildkröte (1988), Polizeiruf 110 — Hetzjagd (1997), Morgen gehört der Himmel mir (1999), Dich schickt der Himmel (2000), Eiskalte Freunde (2002), Italiener und andere SÜssigkeiten (2003), Miss Texas (2004), FC Venus — Women with Balls (2006), Freche Mädchen 1+2 (2008, 2010), Besser als nix (2014).

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