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October 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:11 pm$10
Written and Directed by: Christian Petzold
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese and Lillien Batman
Drama | PG for mature theme, language may offend, tobacco use | Not suggested for sensitive or young viewers | 101 min. | German/French/French Sign Language with English subtitles | Germany/France
Saturday, October 13 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 16 – 4:30 pm
“Evoking Casablanca, this tragic romance is gorgeous to look at and often thrilling, its central gimmick of telling a historical story in the modern day paying off surprisingly well.” – Tom Augustine, New Zealand Herald
“Assumed identities, heartbroken children, complex love triangles and the realisation that inertia is hell in itself all feature in this thoughtful, soulful film.” – Sarah Ward, Concrete Playground
German troops are fast approaching Paris. Georg, a German refugee, escapes to Marseille in the nick of time. In his luggage, he carries the documents of an author, Weidel, who has taken his own life in fear of his persecutors. Georg has memorized Weidel’s papers and assumes his identity. He delves into the quasi-existence of flight: refugee chatter in the corridors of a small hotel, the consulates, cafés and bars that line the harbour… He befriends Driss, the son of his comrade Heinz, who died on the run. Why move on at all? Are new beginnings possible elsewhere anyway? Everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie. Is it devotion or calculation that has led her to share her life with a doctor before journeying on in search of her husband?
1 Win and 7 Nominations:
Won – Best Film, Nuremburg Film Festival “Turkey-Germany”, 2018
Nominated – Best Film, Berlin International Film Festival, 2018
Nominated – Best Film, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2018
Nominated – Best Film, Sydney Film Festival, 2018