Hailed as German Cinema’s bright new hope, Tom Tykwer quickly made a name for himself after his breakthrough film, the international success Run Lola Run. Tykwer enjoyed early comparisons to the late Polish auteur Krzysztof Kieslowski for his stylistic explorations of the effects of chance and choice on the human condition, but lately he hasn’t been so successful. Though it could be argued that risk-taking directors such as Tykwer will inevitably meet failure from time to time, it remains to be seen if he could re-capture the infectious energy and originality of his early success.
His latest project titled Three (Drei) was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. The director described his new movie saying that “Three very different lovers find each other in Drei; the expectations bound up in role play and the problems inherent in assigning such roles have both playful and dramatic effects on the constellation.
Watch the trailer for Three after the jump and take a listen to our special on the director from Episode #95 of Sound On Sight Radio.
Three is about Hanna and Simon, a couple in their early forties who lives together in Berlin. Unknown to each other they both become acquainted with Adam, a younger man – and fall in love with him. When Hanna becomes pregnant, their whistle gets blown – and the question pops up: Who is the father? Three is a tragicomical movie about love, morals and the sexes in a late-modernist German society at the mercy of its mixed feelings.