VIDEO ESSAY: Love Against Irony in Maren Ade’s EVERYONE ELSE

VIDEO ESSAY: Love Against Irony in Maren Ade's EVERYONE ELSE

One of the most sublime and insightful romantic films in recent memory, Maren Ade’s Everyone Else won both Best Director and Actress awards at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. This video looks at one of the film’s key love scenes, and explores how two people struggle to express their true feelings clouded by personal insecurities, which they cloak behind a wall of smart-ass ironic statements. In other words, it’s truly a film for our time.

Read full transcript and watch the film on Fandor.

Kevin B. Lee is Editor in Chief of Press Play, and contributor to RogerEbert.com and Fandor. Follow him on Twitter.

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