A Young Man in Germany (Hans – Ein Junge in Deutschland)
Adapted from Hans Frick’s 1977 auto-biographical novel The Blue Hour
chronicles the last throes of the Third Reich as experienced by a young man marked as ‘Halbjude’ by Nazi race laws. Shahid Saless’ characteristically unflinching eye dissects everyday life in Nazi Germany, showing a broad range of ‘ordinary’ behaviours – downright denunciations, small gestures of solidarity, inner emigration – without exculpating anyone. The end of the war is imminent, but when the Gestapo ring at his door, Hans must escape to the countryside…
Followed by a conversation between curator and critic Vivien Kristin Buchhorn and Nikolaus Perneczky, and a reception.
Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exiles
is curated by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad and Nikolaus Perneczky in partnership with the Goethe-Institut London and in collaboration with the Munich Film Museum. With support from the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston University (London), Iran Heritage Foundation (London) and Arts Council England. We would like to thank our partner venues Close-Up and the ICA.
This screening is part of the series Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exiles, 4 November 2017 - Friday 19 January 2018. Please see full programme details here