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Kit Belgum, Chair 2505 University Avenue, Burdine Hall 336, Mailcode C3300, Austin TX 78712-1802 • 512-471-4123

Bella Martha / Mostly Martha (Sandra Netterbeck, Germany, 2001)

Tue, October 4, 2011 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM • Burdine Hall 216

Bella Martha

Bella Martha

Remake: No Reservations (Scott Hicks, 2007)

Mostly Martha is a rich addition to the recent banquet of movies about food. Martha (Martina Gedeck), the domineering chef at a fancy restaurant, has her rigid routine broken when her sister dies in a car wreck, leaving behind her 9-year-old daughter Lina (Maxime Foerste). Martha takes the girl in, but has no gift for maternal expression. Meanwhile, her control over her kitchen is threatened when her boss hires a buoyant Italian named Mario (Sergio Castellitto) to assist, and Martha finds herself flailing in an effort to reestablish control of her life.

Please send questions to Karin Maxey (karin.maxey@mail.utexas.edu)

Sponsored by: The Department of Germanic Studies and the Center for European Studies


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