Screen/Society--"Afire" (Christian Petzold, 2023)
(Christian Petzold, 2023, 88 min, Germany, German with English subtitles, DCP)
-- Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival
A seaside vacation takes an unexpected turn when Leon and Felix show up at Felix's family's holiday home to discover Nadja, a mysterious woman, already there. As an ever-encroaching forest fire threatens their well-being, relationships are tested and romances are kindled.
"AFIRE builds a story that begins as a hangout comedy with a sad-sack at its center but gradually becomes a slow-motion conflagration that offers no easy answers." - Slant Magazine
"AFIRE is an entertainment with spark and philosophical insight - and a reminder that, as we contemplate apocalypse, we'd better learn to start understanding each other, and ourselves, a little more." - Financial Times
View trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzdO_J10kEg
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