BOSTON PREMIERE – Sneak Preview – In this expertly orchestrated neo-noir from Christian Petzold (Barbara), Nelly Lenz (Nina Hoss), a Jewish concentration-camp survivor who’s undergone facial surgery, searches for her husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) in the rubble of postwar Berlin. While she finds him at the seedy cabaret The Phoenix, his inability to recognize her, and her refusal to suspect his motives, are the first in a series of twists that build to a stunning climax.
“Both a powerful allegory for post-war regeneration and a rich Hitchcockian tale of mistaken identity, Phoenix once again proves that filmmaker Christian Petzold and his favorite star, Nina Hoss, are clearly one of the best director-actor duos working in movies today.” –Hollywood Reporter
“Stunning…masterpiece…an amazing piece of work that transcends historical document to become art…It’s unforgettable.” –RogerEbert.com
Dir: Christian Petzold | Germany | 2014 | 98m | German w/ English subtitles
CO-PRESENTED BY: Goethe-Institut Boston; Center for German & European Studies at Brandeis University
Screening as part of
The National Center for Jewish Film’s
18th Annual Film Festival
April 30-May 15
Event Location: West Newton Cinema
1296 Watertown Street, Newton, Massachusetts, 02465
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