Friday, July 14 - Thursday, August 31, 2023

The sneak preview Q&As with director Christian Petzold will be moderated by Tomris Laffly on Wednesday, July 12 and by Ryan Lattanzio on Thursday, July 13.  A Q&A with Christian Petzold will also follow the opening night screening on Friday, July 14 at 7:30, moderated by Richard Lawson.

While vacationing by the Baltic Sea, writer Leon (Thomas Schubert) and photographer Felix (Langston Uibel) are surprised by the presence of Nadja (Paula Beer), a mysterious young woman staying as a guest at Felix’s family’s holiday home. Nadja distracts Leon from finishing his latest novel and with brutal honesty, forces him to confront his caustic temperament and self-absorption. As Nadja and Leon grow closer, an encroaching forest fire threatens the group and tensions escalate when a handsome lifeguard and Leon’s tight-lipped book editor also arrive.

Winner: Berlinale Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize

  • Country Germany
  • Language German with English Subtitles
  • Running Time 102 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Sideshow/Janus Films
  • Director Christian Petzold
  • Cast Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Langston Uibel, Enno Trebs, Matthias Brandt
  • Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening

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