Image from Tom Tykwer1's THREE
Last year I wrote about Tom Tykwer's latest film, THREE, when it premeired at the Sydney Film Festival. Now it's getting a national airing as part of the Audi Festival of German Films, this seems an oppoprtune moment to rervive those notes:
THREE, the latest from one of Germany’s most successful filmmakers, Tom Tykwer (Run, Lola, Run), marks a return to more personal, German-language storytelling following excursions into big-budget, globalised movie-making with Perfume: the Story of a Murderer and The International.
THREE uses the same device as US filmmaker Miranda July’s partially-German funded but American-set The Future: a long-established but child-less couple hit mid-life road bumps, not so much out of incompatability as plain old ennui and routine, leading to extra-marital exploration followed by personal crisis. After this, their lives will never be the same.