August 11, 2023
Berlinale 2023 Silver Bear winner

Details About the Film

A mysterious houseguest and rapidly encroaching forest fires threaten a narcissistic novelist’s work, relationships, and life in Petzold’s Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize-winning latest.

The 8:30pm screening on Saturday August 12 will be introduced by Professor Brad Prager, a Professor of German and Film Studies at MU and author of two monographs devoted to Christian Petzold’s films.

Director(s): Christian Petzold
Starring: Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Enno Trebs
Year Released: 2023
Runtime: 103 minutes
Country: Germany
Language(s): German with English subtitles
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)

Film Reviews

"A masterpiece. Christian Petzold is one of the great directors of this young century."

–Jordan Raup, The Film Stage


"Outstanding—Petzold’s films are many things, but rarely are they as funny as this discursive tale"

–Jessica Kiang, The New York Times


“An absorbing, barbed and frequently funny evisceration of artistic ego”
–Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times