KINO! Film Salon: Never Look Away
Price: Free admission
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KINO! Film Salon is a monthly online film club to discuss German film.
How it works: Each month we choose a German film or series currently available to stream, watch it independently, and come together for a hosted conversation with other fans of German film.
In our March session we’ll talk about the Academy Award-nominated drama Never Look Away (2018) by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) which participants can stream on U.S. streaming platforms including Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, and others.
Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, Never Look Away tells the story of a young art student, Kurt, who falls in love with fellow student Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy their relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades before.
Hosted by Sydney Levine
Sydney Levine consults, interviews, and writes about filmmakers and the film industry. She has taught international film business at universities including UCLA, Chapman, The New School of Social Research, and the University of Television and Film Munich, as well as at festivals including the Cannes Producers Workshop, and Berlinale Talents. She created FilmFinders, the film industry’s first database, which was acquired by IMDb. She currently lives in Berlin and Los Angeles.
KINO! Film Salon is a production of Telescope Film, in partnership with the German Film Office.
Werk ohne Autor
Dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
With Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci