UNDINE © Schramm Film © Schramm Film

Mon, 11/09/2020 -
Sun, 11/15/2020



This film is restricted to viewers in California, and can be viewed
from Monday, 11-09-2020 through Sunday, 11-15-2020

REGISTER | COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS WATCH | UNDINE - $12.00 WATCH | ALL FILMS WITH FESTIVAL PASS - $30.00 Germany (2020), 90 min., German with English Subtitles, Virtual Cinema 
Director: Christian Petzold, Screenplay: Christian Petzold, 
Cinematography: Hans Fromm, Cast: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowksi, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz, Producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber, Co-Producer: Margaret Menegoz, Production Company Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, in co-production with Les Films du Losange

From writer-director Christian Petzold, one of Germany's most celebrated auteurs.  Set in contemporary Berlin, UNDINE is a modern retelling of a timeless myth about a water nymph who is destined to kill the man who betrays her before returning to the water. Told through Petzold's precise visual style, Undine follows the titular character (Beer), a city historian and tour guide, whois reeling from an unexpected breakup.  Following Undine's chance encounter with the shy but amicable industrial diver, Christophe (Rogowski), the intense bond between them proves that no destiny is inevitable. Beer, who won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, reunites with her TRANSIT co-star Franz Rogowski in this romantic yet chilling fantasy, whose mysteries lie submerged in water.

This screening includes a VIRTUAL DISCUSSION with Director Christian Petzold. 

Berlinale 2020: 
Silver Bear Best Actress (Paula Beer) 
Berlinale 2020: FIPRESCI Award

Christian Petzold was born in Hilden in 1960 and has lived in Berlin since 1981. He studied German Language and Literature before studying at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) from 1988 to 1994. His highly-acclaimed films include: PILOTINNEN (1995), CUBA LIBRE (1996), DIE BLEISCHLAFDIEBIN (1998), THE STATE I AM IN (2000), SOMETHING TO REMIND ME (2001), WOLFSBURG (2002), GHOSTS (2004), YELLA (2006), JERICHOW (2008), DREILEBEN - BEATS BEING DEAD (2011), BARBARA (2012), PHOENIX (2014), TRANSIT (2018), and UNDINE (2020).

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