Films screening at this event

The Dead And The Living

original title
Die Lebenden
Barbara Albert
Austria, Germany, Poland
112 min

“Barbara Albert approaches this tricky material with cinematic lightness of touch… consequently the film is a great cinematic drama which not only casts a glance back to the past but also confronts extremely modern themes.” – Celluloid

Stylish contemporary drama following Sita (the effervescent Anna Fischer), a hip, scooter-riding young Berliner in search of family secrets and her own identity.

Sita’s discovery of an old photograph at her grandfather’s 95th birthday propels her across the continent in an attempt to find out what Grandpa really did in the war. As she confronts the ugliest of truths – and finds herself falling for an Israeli photographer – hidden issues of responsibility and guilt erupt into view. With a fresh, vibrant musical score, a tight script and atmospheric cinematography of present-day Berlin, Vienna and Warsaw, this is a story about the intricacies of life at the crossroads between old and new Europe.

Contains scenes of a sexual nature