This year, „Barbenheimer“ was by far the biggest film event. That’s why we proudly present the film „Barbie“ on the occasion of the action week „Equality“ together with the Equality Council of the TU Ilmenau.
Life in plastic, it’s fantastic; at least until you develop a conscience and start thinking about death. In her Barbie Land, guided and ruled by all the other plastic dolls with their extraordinary abilities, the stereotypical Barbie begins to think about her destiny. She gets flat feet, falls off the roof of her dream house instead of floating down, and the showers are cold! So she takes a trip to the real world to find out the reason for all the changes. Oh, and Ken is there too. But he’s just Ken.
Wacky, pink and socio-critical, Greta Gerwig manages to combine pop culture and modern times to create a great spectacle that turns the role of women, the patriarchy and Barbie Land upside down. Margot Robbie as Barbie is brilliantly cast and takes you through all the life situations of a Barbie on a course of self-discovery. And Ryan Gosling is kenough.
US / 2023 / 114 min
Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt
Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera