Prince

Le prince

Genre

Drama

Director

Lisa Bierwirth

Run time

2h 5min

Cast

Ursula Strauss, Passi Balende

Two people whose lives could hardly be more different meet in Frankfurt’s seedy Bahnhofsviertel district. Monika is a curator, long rooted in the city’s cultural scene. When accidentally caught up in a raid, she meets Joseph, a Congolese businessman with an unclear past and present. An intense love affair grows from their unusual encounter, but inexorably, their lives become the stage of postcolonial conflicts. Is it even possible for Monika and Joseph to love each other on equal terms?

The ambiguity of love is explored in a most nuanced way by director Lisa Bierwirth’s film that enthused audiences in the competition of Karlovy Vary this summer.

Genre

Drama

Director

Lisa Bierwirth

Run time

2h 5min

Cast

Ursula Strauss, Passi Balende

Two people whose lives could hardly be more different meet in Frankfurt’s seedy Bahnhofsviertel district. Monika is a curator, long rooted in the city’s cultural scene. When accidentally caught up in a raid, she meets Joseph, a Congolese businessman with an unclear past and present. An intense love affair grows from their unusual encounter, but inexorably, their lives become the stage of postcolonial conflicts. Is it even possible for Monika and Joseph to love each other on equal terms?

The ambiguity of love is explored in a most nuanced way by director Lisa Bierwirth’s film that enthused audiences in the competition of Karlovy Vary this summer.

Info

Rating

(none)

Production year

2021

Local distributor

Goethe-Institut

In cinema

11/25/2021