Event cinema! We are showing this Oscar-nominated film in two parts on one night, starting at 6pm. There will be a 20-minute interval during which we’ll serve wine and a nibble. Total running time including the interval is 3 hours and 35 minutes.
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others, 2006) returns with an Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated drama about individuals caught up in the sweep of German history. Loosely based on the formative years of the world-renowned painter Gerhard Richter, Never Look Away is an intergenerational tale of love, sorrow, art and politics from Nazism through to the Cold War.
In 1937, at the Nazi Party notorious “degenerate art” exhibition in Dresden, a small boy named Kurt’s passion for art is ignited. Years later, in Communist East Germany, Kurt enters art college where he falls in love with fashion student Ellie, unaware that her father has a devastating secret and is determined to end their relationship.
Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography, 2019
Golden Globe nominee, Best Foreign Language Motion Picture, 2019
Click here for official website.
Click here for The New Yorker magazine interview with the director.
An ambitious, compelling film. – The Independent ★★★★★
An undeniably enjoyable, absurdly long potboiler gets by on delicious sweep and epic voluptuousness. – The Irish Times
Germany, 2018 | Language: German | 189 minutes plus 20 minute interval | Cert: CLUB
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Cast: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl