Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Run Lola Run
DMAE Film Series
LSU , Digital Media Center (DMC), Baton Rouge
Kick off LSU’s Video Game Symposium with a FREE screening on April 19th, at 7pm of Run Lola Run. Very few movies capture the frantic energy and immersion of a good video game, but Tom Tykwer’s film comes very close.
“Cleverly juggling the elements and encounters of a simple thriller scenario by using multiple viewpoints and a domino effect to create different destinies, “Run Lola Run” is a breathless race against the clock in which the title character has exactly 20 minutes to save her lover from certain death. After earning festival plaudits with his first features, “Deadly Maria” and “Wintersleepers,” talented German writer-director Tom Tykwer looks to make a far wider impact with this highly accomplished, compact feature, which, while it may be light on depth, is rich in humor, rhythm, energy and inventiveness.
One of its real strengths also lies in the rare pleasure of a female protagonist who is determined and in control from the outset, the survival of her less-resourceful lover resting squarely on her shoulders. Literally sprinting through the film, Potente’s punky, flame-haired Lola is heroic, fierce, frightened and vulnerable all at once. Playing Manni as sweet-natured, devoted and just slightly doltish, Bleibtreu also scores, and the couple’s appeal should help the pic immeasurably in youth markets.”” - David Rooney, Variety