A break-up makes people do strange things. Julie, for example, decides to move on.
The Hyderabad Film Club, in association with Goethe Zenthrum Hyderabad, is presenting a festival of German Films directed by Helmut Kautner, at the Sarathi Studio and the Goethe premises, from 18th to 24th September. As part of the festival, "The Affairs Of Julie" is being screened today at Goethe-Zenthrum, the German Association.
This is a comedy about love and filmmaking. Juliane is a young writer who has just separated from her fiancé. She records her unfortunate romantic experiences in a story whose happy end she locates in Zurich, and soon a film company is interested in her work.
Paul, a man she meets in her uncle’s dental surgery, is to direct the film. And then there comes on the scene Jean, Paul’s friend, who she falls in love with. Paul then not only directs this film within a film, but also Juliane’s life, though without her realising it.
The Affairs Of Julie is a romantic comedy of errors which also pokes fun at 1950s German cinema. Director Helmut Kaeutner was born in 1908 in Duesseldorf and died in 1980 in Italy. He studied German, Art History, Philosophy, Psychology and Theater Studies. He began his film career as a scriptwriter. His directorial debut was with the film Kitty and the World Conference (Kitty Und Die Weltkonferenz, 1939), but the film was withdrawn by the Nazi government due to its pro-English tendencies.
Later on, he went on to make great films like Kleider Machen Leute (1940), Auf Wiedersehen Franziska! (1941), Anuschka (1942), Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7 (1944), In Jenen Tagen (1947), Des Teufels General (1955), Zu Jung (1958) and Die Feuerzangenbowle (1970), among others.
His film Dis Letzte Bruecke won a German Film Award in 1954, and Der Hauptmann Von Koepenik won two German Film Awards in 1957.
Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy, Secretary of the Hyderabad Film Club, at 93910-20243, or Goethe-Zenthrum at 5552-6443/2324-1791 for further details.