Film screening Cleo

Cleo © Detailfilm

Tue, 24.05.2022

18:00 BST

Institut français d’Ecosse

We are delighted to continue our German cinema series in cooperation with the Institut Français in Edinburgh. In May we will be screening "Cleo" with English subtitles.

Germany 2020, Director: Erik Schmitt | Actors: Marleen Lohse, Jeremy Mockridge, Max Mauff | FSK: 6 | Duration: 101 min. | in German with English subtitles

"Beneath every cobblestone in this city lies buried treasure": since childhood, this has been Cleo's motto. Following the death of her father, however, with whom she always hunted for treasure, she decides not to pursue any more dreams. That’s until Paul, an even bigger dreamer, enters her life. He possesses a treasure map meant to lead to the hiding places used by the Sass brothers - the legendary Berlin safecrackers from the Weimar Republic era, said to have acquired a magic clock that can turn back time.
During a frantic treasure hunt through Berlin, overflowing with visual ideas, Cleo repeatedly meets personalities from the past who offer good advice, from Marlene Dietrich to Heinrich Schliemann (the discoverer of Troy, so an even greater treasure hunter than Cleo) and Albert Einstein - played by Jean Pütz, legendary presenter of TV science programme Hobbythek. Full of wit and bizarre supporting characters, Cleo is above all a love letter to the city of Berlin, with all its layers of history, and a big city fairytale, as playful as it is romantic.

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Please note: Although face-coverings are no longer mandatory visitors are still encouraged to wear them.  Entrance is via George IV Bridge. Find out more about safety measures at the venue.