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Christian Petzold

Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: Germany, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Christian Petzold

Showtimes

May 15 08:25 pm
May 16 08:00 pm
May 17 06:45 pm
May 19 06:30 pm
May 23 06:30 pm
May 25 04:30 pm
May 28 06:30 pm

1945. Concentration camp survivor Nelly (Nina Hoss) makes her way back to Berlin to track down her husband Johnny. But her face has been reconstructed and he sees only a resemblance to the woman he believes is dead. Instead he proposes that she pose as his wife so that they can claim her inheritance. She decides to play along with the scam… Imagine Vertigo crosswired with one of Fassbinder’s post-war melodramas, Lola, say. This is part love story, part psychological thriller, and of course another artistic exorcism of Germany’s collective guilt over the Holocaust, It’s also one of the most compelling and complex movies you are likely to encounter this year.

"This is an amazing piece of work that transcends historical document to become art. Using the filmic language of noir, Petzold crafts a story of a culture caught in the aftermath of horror." Brian Tallerico, Rogerebert.com

Jessica Plumb

Duration: 71 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Sea Shepherd Presents
Director: Jessica Plumb

Return of the River vividly portrays the epic story of the freeing of Olympic National Park’s mighty Elwha River from two salmon-blocking dams. It is a story of hope and possibility amid grim environmental news. It is a film for our time: an invitation to consider crazy ideas that could transform the world for the better.

The Elwha Klallam people, scientists, fishermen, politicians, enviros, and townsfolk all add their voices to a film that is visually dazzling, lyrically evocative, and fluid as mountain snowmelt.”

— Tim McNulty, poet, essayist, nature writer