|Sun 28th July||7.45pm|
|Mon 29th July||7.45pm|
Dir. Julian Pölsler, Austria/Germany, 2012, 108 mins, subtitles
Martina Gedeck, Wolfgang M. Bauer, Ulrike Beimpold
Martina Gedeck, best known for her performance in the Academy Award-winning film The Lives of Others, stars in this contemporary female Robinson Crusoe story based on Marlen Haushofer’s best-selling novel from the 1960s. Gedeck plays an unnamed Austrian woman who goes to a secluded Alpine hunting lodge with her cousin and the latter’s husband. When the couple go missing the woman sets out for the local village and discovers an invisible wall, behind which there appears to be no sign of life. The wall now separates her from the rest of the world. Left behind with a dog, a cat and a cow, she must try to survive alone in the forest.
‘A captivating fable, an end-times scenario that’s more about the survival of the spirit than the body.’ – The New York Post ****
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