Film screening Afire

Afire © Christian Schulz

Wed, 31.01.2024

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

University of St Andrews

Film screening

Andreas Petzold | Germany 2023 | 119 min | Feature Film | FSK (Germany) 12 | German with English subtitles.

Cast: Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Langston Uibel

eon’s and Felix’s plan was to spend the summer together in a holiday home on the Baltic coast. They wanted to spend time as friends but also work – one on his second book, the other assembling his art portfolio. But Nadja and Devid are also there, and they bring lots of positive vibes with them. Soon, the four young people are negotiating the boundaries of their relationships, which puts a strain on Leon. His unfinished manuscript haunts him wherever he goes, whether he is at the summerhouse or the beach. The others’ good mood often causes his to plummet. A visit from his publisher is imminent. But, as the latter arrives in his nifty small car, the forest begins to blaze. It rains ash, the sky turns red, and a relationship drama that merges physical intensity and artistic sublimation takes a turn into a new dimension.
Source: 73. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin