Film: Never Look Away

7:30 pm | Fri, January 18, 2019
Bing Theater

2018, 188 min, DCP | Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; produced by Quirin Berg, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Jan Mojto and Max Wiedemann; written by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; with Tom Schilling, Saskia Rosendahl, Sebastian Koch, Oliver Masucci, Paula Beer and Ina Weisse

Includes introductory comments by writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Inspired by real events and by the life of Gerhard Richter, and spanning three eras of German history, NEVER LOOK AWAY tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeb and committed decades ago.

The film traces the momentous history, politics and cultural production from the 1930s "Degenerate Art", through the national socialist period, and finally post-war communist East and capitalist West Germany. NEVER LOOK AWAY is an emotional roller coaster spanning three eras of German history that sheds light on the madness and tragedies of the twentieth century through the example of three human destinies. Tom Schilling (OH BOY), Sebastian Koch (THE LIVES OF OTHERS), and Paula Beer (FRANTZ) play the leading roles in this riveting drama, which is a tragic family story, spellbinding thriller, and homage to the liberating power of art all in one – gripping cinematic material that inspires and moves us.

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