Thursday 19 September 2019 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
A young Jewish technician impersonates a dead author to flee from Nazi-occupied Paris. While stuck in Marseilles, he encounters – and falls in love with – the dead author’s young wife. Director Christian Petzold takes a Casablanca-style story and imbues it with present-day relevance by modernising aspects of the setting, helped by superb performances from Rogowski and Beer. “An overwhelmingly sad meditation on the repeated moral failures that make up the history of refugees in Europe” (Sight and Sound).
German with subtitles.
2018 | Dir Christian Petzold | 101min | Germany
The programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film A FILTHY HABIT (12A, 4 mins), directed by Mykea Perry. This drama features a police officer’s first day on the job.