What Might Have Been (Was gewesen wäre)

© Flare Film/Marco Krüger
© Flare Film/Marco Krüger

Opening Night Film
Feb. 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Castro Theatre, San Francisco

Feb. 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Shattuck Cinemas

North American Premiere
In Person: Actress Christiane Paul

90 min. Germany (2019)
German w/ English subtitles

Director: Florian Koerner von Gustorf
Starring: Christiane Paul, Ronald Zehrfeld, Sebastian Hülk
Producer: Martin Heisler
Screenwriter: Gregor Sander
Director of Photography: Reinhold Vorschneider
Editor: Mona Bräuer
Production: Flare Film
World Sales: The Match Factory

Astrid is in her late forties and has her life firmly under control. She has fallen in love with Paul, and their first-weekend trip together takes them to Budapest for a few romantic days, just the two of them. But in the Hungarian capital things happen differently than planned: They run into Julius, Astrid’s first great love who she met at an artists’ party in the GDR in 1986. It was a love that was never easy, but always exciting. There are still feelings that couldn’t really be ended by the course of history. Together with Paul, Astrid looks back at her past, and suddenly everything could be as it had never been.

What Might Have Been had its world premiere at the 2019 Munich Film Festival.