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Undine (N/C 15+)

12 October

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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Paula Beer embodies a modern-day incarnation of the mermaid myth in the latest from contemporary German cinema’s most audacious storyteller, Christian Petzold.

In films including Yella, Phoenix and the recent Transit, Christian Petzold has offered a panoramic take on Germany present and past, drawing on cinema history to take exhilarating risks with the pleasures of narrative. His most playful film to date, Undine is at once a quasi-realist contemporary drama and an evocative rewriting of the German myth of the water nymph. Paula Beer (Frantz) plays a historian of Berlin urbanism, who is undergoing a romantic crisis when she has a literally explosive encounter with industrial diver Christoph (Beer’s Transit co-star Franz Rogowski). Petzold skates elegantly and provocatively on the edge of the impossible, and - against the odds - weaves his magic in entertainment that’s beautifully acted, eerily moving and, as ever, acutely intelligent.

Screening at GFT as part of BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.

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  • Director Christian Petzold
  • Cast Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree
  • Running Time 1h30m
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Language German with English subtitles
  • Country Germany
  • Year of Production 2020
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