WEST (15)

Date Time
Mon 27th July 7.45pm
Tues 28th July 7.45pm

Dir: Christian Schwochow | Germany | 2013 | 102 mins | German w/Eng Subtitles
Cast | Jördis Triebel, Tristan Göbel, Alexander Scheer

In this tense, compelling Cold War drama, Nelly (Jördis Triebel) flees East Germany with her son Alexej (Jacky Ido), only to be caught in a frustrating limbo. Before she can obtain West German citizenship she must prove her loyalty, but in this camp, loyalty to the West means giving up secrets of the East – even if you don’t have any. Christian Schwochow’s film generates a disturbing tension as Nelly attempts to navigate murky Cold War politics. Reminiscent of Christian Petzold’s Barbara, it’s a searing exploration of the anger and suspicion between East and West, and a riveting addition to the canon of Cold War cinema.

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