“In July” (“Im Juli”), a 2000 German film directed by Fatih Akin, will be screened Friday, Sept. 5, as part of the International Film Series.
The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m.
There is no charge, but donations are accepted with gratitude to help cover the cost of DVD rental, facilities use and refreshments.
This is a romantic comedy and road movie. Daniel (Moritz Bleibtreu), a shy and naïve science teacher, has no plans for his summer vacation while his students simply walk out to get started on theirs. Juli (Christiane Paul), a neighbor and vendor, sells him a Mayan ring guaranteed to help him find his love when he meets the girl with a matching one. (She has it and hopes in this way to get acquainted with him.)
At a party to which Juli invites Daniel, he meets a Turkish girl, Melek (Idil Üner), wearing a shirt with a sun. They spend the night together and he takes her to catch her plane to Istanbul. The road trip starts with his obsession to drive to Istanbul to meet her there. Juli wants to catch a ride to anywhere and Daniel is the first car that stops. Many unexpected things happen on the way to Turkey, including significant encounters with Isa (Mehmet Kurtulus) and Luna (Branka Katic).