Films screening at this event

The Tobacconist

original title
Der Trafikant
Director
Nikolaus Leytner
Cast
Bruno Ganz, Johannes Krisch Simon Morzé, Emma Drogunova
Country
Austria, Germany
Year
2018
Duration
90 min

Bruno Ganz is superb as Sigmund Freud in this heart-rending adaptation of Robert Seethaler’s novel. 17-year-old Franz takes up a job at a Viennese tobacconist shop, where he meets the renowned professor. Fascinated by his theories, Franz seeks Freud’s advice after falling in love with a dancer. His confusion about love and sex echoes the political turmoil caused by Hitler’s imminent annexation of Austria, and Freud’s own indecision about leaving the country. This drama sensitively explores its protagonists’ longing – for the love of a woman, and for a homeland.

Warning: film contains scenes of violence, and of a sexual nature.

Winner – CIVIS European Cinema Prize: CIVIS Cinema 2019

“A vibrant coming-of-age story and an intriguing portrayal of Sigmund Freud.” – The Hollywood Reporter

On the Beaches

Director
Luke Rodgers
Country
UK
Year
2019
Duration
18 min

England, 1933. After running away from home, Kitty and her brother David cheer themselves up by playing soldiers. But their game takes an unexpected turn when they discover a suspicious German hiding in a clifftop hut. The man is a Jewish refugee by the name of Albert Einstein.

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