The Forest for the Trees

Directed by Maren Ade
Film Movement
81 Minutes
Drama, Comedy
Not Rated

Bursting with idealism, Melanie Pröschle (Eva Lobau), leaves home to start her teaching career, armed with alternative methods and bright-eyed optimism. On her first day of classes, she gives an ambitious speech, saying that she wants to offer a "breath of fresh air" to the school. Instead, Melanie finds rejection from her colleagues, torture from her students and loneliness in her personal life.

Director & Cast




Now Playing

AFI Silver Theater May 26, 2013 May 30, 2013
Cinestudio Hartford CT January 15, 2017 January 18, 2017
Alamo Drafthouse - Downtown Brooklyn Brooklyn NY January 31, 2017 January 31, 2017
The Cinematheque Vancouver BC February 3, 2017 February 5, 2017
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago IL February 11, 2017 February 16, 2017
Jean Cocteau Cinema Santa Fe NM March 3, 2017 March 3, 2017
George Eastman House Rochester NY March 8, 2017 March 8, 2017
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma City OK April 20, 2017 April 20, 2017
2019 Film Movement, All Rights Reserved