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We Were Just Playing (Wir haben nur gespielt)

The University of Cincinnati Center for Film and Media Studies presents WIR HABEN NUR GESPIELT/ WE WERE JUST PLAYING, the first in this years European Film series at the ESQUIRE THEATRE. The film will be followed by a discussion and presented by: Meaghann Dynes and Felicia Hofner (University of Cincinnati)

We Were Just Playing / Wir haben nur gespielt (2018, Ann-Kristin Reyels, Germany)

This film is in German with English Subtitles.

The word “limit” often conjures up the idea of demarcation of territory, both physical and psychological. The plot of We Were Just Playing follows two boys from different worlds. At the start of his summer vacation, 10-year-old Jona must move away from Berlin to the isolated German-Czech border with his mother and new stepfather. Lonely and angry, in his new surroundings, he meets Miro, a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy who lives across the border. As their friendship grows, Jona will slowly discover the reality that's hidden behind Miro's grown-up façade. Reyels’ film examines and confronts the limits of borders, friendships, and childhood.

Showtimes for
Thursday, February 28



1 hr. 30 min.
Opens February 28th, 2019


Ann-Kristin Reyels


Katrin Milhahn
Antonia Rothe-Liermann


Finn-Henry Reyels
Roman Bakhavani

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