In My Room
Director: Ulrich Köhler
Section: World Cinema
Country: Germany, Italy | Year: 2018
Language(s): German, English | Time: 120 mins
Armin is getting too old for his nightlife habits and the woman he likes. He’s not really happy but can’t picture living a different life. One morning he wakes up: the world looks the same as always, but mankind has disappeared. In My Room is a film about the frightening gift of maximum freedom.
Ulrich Köhler, one of Germany’s biggest contemporary filmmakers, belongs to the Berlin School collective, a new movement in German cinema that has emerged in the early 21st century. His multi-award-winning feature film debut, Bungalow (2002), premiered at the Berlinale. His second feature, Windows on Monday (2006), was shown in the Berlinale’s Forum programme. He won the Silver Berlin Bear for Sleeping Sickness at the 2011 Berlinale.