7:30 PM, 6th September, 2019
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF GERMANY
Haunted by his past, Kurt Barnert (Tom Schilling) tries to find his voice as an artist throughout crucial periods of German history. Growing up during the Nazi regime has left Kurt with emotional scars which only seem to heal when he falls in love with fellow student Ellie (Paula Beer). She is the love of his life and inspires him to turn his past into art, even as her mysterious father (Sebastian Koch) threatens to rip open old wounds.
Oscar-winning writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) returns to form with this intense epic in which art and politics provide the backdrop to a fictionalised account of the remarkable life of Gerhard Richter, one of Germany’s greatest artists.