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Screen/Society--"Afire" (Christian Petzold, 2023)

Still image from AFIRE
Friday, September 15, 2023
7:00 pm
New Releases / Global Cinema

Film screening:

(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

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