BARBARA (12A)

Date Time
Tues 13th November 7.45pm
Weds 14th November 7.45pm

Dir. Christian Petzold, Germany, 2012, 105 mins, subtitles
Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock

Winner of the Best Director prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, the latest film from Christian Petzold (Yella,Jerichow) is a simmering, impeccably crafted Cold War thriller, starring the gifted Nina Hoss as a Berlin doctor banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. As her lover from the West carefully plots her escape, Barbara waits patiently and avoids friendships except for Andre, the hospital’s head physician. As her defensive wall slowly starts to crumble, she is eventually forced to make a profound decision about her future.

‘Tough and tender, it’s the best Iron Curtain drama since _The Lives of Others_’ – Philip Wilding, Empire ****

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.