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Bella Martha (Mostly Martha)
September 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Made in Germany: Bella Martha (Mostly Martha)
(Sandra Nettelbeck, 2001, Germany & Italy, 109 min.)
Martha Klein (Martina Gedeck), a workaholic chef, has difficulty relating to the world other than through food. Her obsession leads to unpleasant confrontations with customers. Frida (Sibylle Canonica), the restaurant owner, requires her to see a therapist to work out her poor interpersonal skills. Martha’s therapy sessions, however, turn into monologues on food, and her approach to stress management usually involves briefly retreating to the restaurant’s walk-in refrigerator. Martha’s life and priorities change when her sister dies and she takes on the responsibility of caring for her niece.