Feature film / Romance, Drama
Adam & Evelyn
95 Min. | Germany 2018
Focus: 30 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall
Director: Andreas Goldstein, Jakobine Motz | Cast: Florian Teichtmeister, Anne Kanis, Lena Lauzemis, Milian Zerzawy | Language: German, with English subtitles
Adam and Evelyn live in a small town in the provinces of East Germany. When Evelyn realises that Adam is cheating on her, she decides to set off on her own summer holiday to Hungary. Adam decides to follow. What follows is a relationship comedy overflowing with gentle humour. However, this is also accompanied by a subtle exploration into what the end of the GDR was supposed to have marked, as when the frontiers of their country finally fall, Adam and Evelyn are faced with a problematic decision of whether to stay in the East or to leave and make a new life in the West.
Based on the popular novel by Ingo Schulze which was translated into more than 10 languages, Adam & Evelyn is the offbeat love story of a tailor and a waitress set on the backdrop of a disintegrating East Germany of 1989.
A beautifully atmospheric film.
03.10.2019 | 5 PM Uhr | GoetheHaus
Venice Film Festival 2018: Best Film Fedeora Award (Nominee)
Zurich Film Festival 2018: Best Film in Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria (Nominee)