It’s like, you know, when it’s cold outside and the only think you want to do is to marry your sofa and listen to the city sounds. Well, today, I want to turn off the volume and play on my tv screen. It’s because We Are Young. We Are Strong. No, I’m not driving myself crazy. It’s simply a movie. It’s the new Frances Ha.
I’m talking about the black and white color grading and the youth. But. Let’s start to the beginning. It’s a German, English production. It’s directed by Burhan Qurbani. It’s a poem. It’s us. We’re looking Rostock suffering by a depressed economy following the fall of the Berlin Wall. It’s probably an autobiography, but we don’t need to care about this now. It’s a strong film. The violence, the hate, the life. Stefan, a teen with no mother and a politic involved father, Martin. A Vietnamese immigrant, Lien, working at a laundry. These are the main characters.
The social problems of different cultural groups living in the same area, the main subject. As I’ve told you, it’s a black&white film, but only before the attack starts. After it, we are going to look everything in colors. Genius.
“We are young.
We are strong.
Born in this world as it all falls apart.”
Text by Alessandra Sutto