Dublin International Film Festival 2021 (C) Dublin International Film Festival 2021

Wed, 03.03.2021 -
Sun, 14.03.2021


In 2021, the fully digital Dublin International Film Festival presents two German-language productions that have been highlights at the Berlinale: Undine and Schwesterlein
After a film becomes available, you will have 72 hours to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 30 hours to finish watching. 

Available from 7 March 2021 at 4:00pm GMT
Schwesterlein / My little sister 
image DIFF2021 My Little Sister © VEGA film AG
Dir: Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond, feature film, Switzerland 2020, 99', German with Engl. subtitles

Sven is working as an acclaimed theatre actor in Berlin. When he is diagnosed with a serious type of leukaemia his twin sister Lisa who now lives in Switzerland with her family returns to Berlin. Having been a brilliant playwright once Lisa isn't writing anymore. In order to do anything to help her brother she does all she can to get him back on stage. Their close relationship gets even closer, Lisa neglects everything else, while Sven's condition is getting worse. In her full dedication to her brother Lisa finally overcomes her writer's block.

Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond are taking their audience on a journey full of tragedy and suffering in the lives of two very close people which in the end leads to more clarity – and can even mean new inspiration.

The main characters are played by the German star actors Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger. Nina Hoss will take part in a Q&A after the screening.

Tickets are available here.

Available from 13 March 2021 at 7:00pm GMT
DIFF 2021 Undine Bild (C) Schramm Film Dir: Christian Petzold, feature film, Germany/France 2020, 90‘, Colour, German with Engl. subtitles

Historian Undine works as a museum guide in Berlin, knows all about the Humboldt Forum and has a good eye for choosing blouse and suit. She is nonchalantly beautiful and presents her knowledge about the city in a very professional and graceful manner. Still, again and again, she has to look over to the café at the Stadtmuseum. She has to see if he is there. If he is still there. If he is there again. Him. And when Johannes leaves, he leaves her, and Undine‘s world collapses, the magic is gone. But Undine refuses to surrender to powerlessness and betrayal, and eventually she falls in love again – with Christoph, who dives into sunken worlds.

Multi award-winning director Christian Petzold reinterprets the myth about the mysterious water spirit Undine, who can gain mundane life and a soul only through human love. He turns it into a modern fairy tale within a disenchanted world: a life-or-death love story. 

Tickets are available here.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut Irland.