Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film!
The latest work from acclaimed filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (director of the Oscar-winning The Lives of Others) is a sweeping romantic historical drama following thirty years in the life of a great artist – loosely based on Gerhard Richter, one of the 20th century’s most admired visual artists – played by Tom Schilling (Woman in Gold).
“An epic, intergenerational tale of art, love, tragedy and politics.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety
The film goes from a childhood witnessing Nazi Germany, to post-war East Berlin, where he falls in love with a young woman (Paula Beer, Transit) whose father is an ex-Nazi murderer in hiding (Sebastian Koch, The Lives of Others), to escaping to the West at the time of the Berlin Wall, and ultimately becoming an integral part of an exciting new movement in contemporary art. (Dir. by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2018, Germany/Italy, in German/Russian with English subtitles, 188 mins., Rated R)