Film@BirrTheatre's offering this Thurs - I'm Your Man
Film@BirrTheatre brings you the best of Irish, world and independent cinema on the theatre's big screen, every Thursday night at 8pm. This week's film title makes me giggle for the want to sit down and watch this sci-fi rom-com from start to finish! Ok the fact that Dan Stevens (Downton) plays Tom is a serious plus! With a thought-provoking concept brought to life by a pair of well matched leads Maren Eggert plus Dan, I'm Your Man is AI whose intelligence is anything but artificial! In German with subs and 1h 45 mins, after seeing the trailer for this one! Sign me up!!!
What's it all about? Alma (Maren Eggert) is a scientist at a museum in Berlin and is persuaded to partake in a study to get funding for her research. The catch, she must live with Tom (Dan Stevens) for three weeks! Tom is a humanoid robot designed to be the perfect life partner for Alma, tailored to her character and needs who is programmed to be the perfect fit for her emotionally and intellectually.
Seriously, who could possibly have an issue with this??
After a couple of teething problems she takes Tom home but grates at his suggestions. An odd couple surprisingly in spite of supposedly being the perfect match. How things between them develop is moulded by Alma's personal and professional life. Her father is ageing and won't admit that he can't cope.
Alma grieves over a miscarriage she suffered during a past relationship and her former partner is very much around. Even Alma's childhood is relevant to the narrative. This title presents as quite funny but also serious at times in how it deals with people being treated as objects.
I'M Your Man (German: Ich bin dein Mensch) is a 2021 German science fiction romance film written and directed by Maria Schrader, starring Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens & Sandra Húller. It premiered at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival & was selected as the German entry as the best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.
Form an orderly queue folks, to get the hottest seats in town for This Thursday Night 8pm, I'm Your Man. Guaranteed to make you laugh out loud at times as barriers melt and feeling become real!
This is our final title pre Christmas, Film@BirrTheatre returns in the new year with more unique and interesting titles for you to enjoy!