Campfire Film Festival after-party: AN OPEN DISCUSSION ABOUT 2 SHORT FILMS
(2) Liebe in der Küche (Love in the Kitchen), D: Teresa Hayer
The synopsis of Love in the Kitchen goes like this:
A man and a woman in a kitchen. A young couple, in love? Out of love? A desperate and clumsy attempt to establish contact and once again it shows, that the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach. ‘Love in the Kitchen’ is a not-entirely-humorous sketch on the subject of mistakes. A film that simultaneously enthuses and dismays its viewers.
To give away anymore of the plotline and the actual shot-by-shot description would spoil the film. But let’s just say it’s pretty repulsive! At the moment, we at Campfire have not made a final decision about requesting this film for the collection (to be used in schools) and this is what discussions like this one are all about… helping us make appropriate choices.
THE CAMPFIRE SCREENING
Love in the Kitchen was screened at the LOOP Bar as part of the Campfire Film Festival as the second of two ‘more challenging’ films for schools (first was Little Bird, see previous blog entry). It was screened after most people had finished eating :)
In the audience were approximately 20 viewers ranging from teachers, parents and filmmakers… and one from the Campfire board who could not stay due to an earlier previewing. She did not wish to be subjected to it again. The discussion was not at all hostile, but it was lively.
While not quite ‘bootleg’, this recording was made in a difficult setting. We apologise that not all voices are clear, but think you’ll get a good sense of most of the conversation. We also include a mild language warning for younger listeners.