UW Cinematheque | Christian Petzold’s AFIRE – Madison Premiere!

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Vilas Hall, Rm. 4070
@ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Afire (Roter Himmel)
Germany | 2023 | DCP | 102 min. | German with English subtitles
Director: Christian Petzold
Cast: Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Enno Trebs
Winner of the Silver Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, the latest from contemporary master Petzold (Phoenix, Transit) mines creative and romantic insecurities. Looking to overcome his writer’s block, a novelist accompanies his friend to his family’s seaside vacation house. But upon arrival, they find a young woman already staying there (Petzold regular Paula Beer). As love triangles—both requited and unrequited—develop, smoke from encroaching wildfires begins to cloud the vacation town’s skies. “Absorbing, barbed, and frequently funny” (Los Angeles Times). “A tonic for moviegoers tired of nice, squishable, likable, relatable dull and dull characters. (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times). (MK)