In films including Yella, Phoenix and the recent Transit, Christian Petzold has offered a panoramic take on Germany present and past, drawing on cinema history to take exhilarating risks with the pleasures of narrative. His most playful film to date, Undine is at once a quasi-realist contemporary drama and an evocative rewriting of the German myth of the water nymph. Paula Beer (Frantz) plays a historian of Berlin urbanism, who is undergoing a romantic crisis when she has a literally explosive encounter with industrial diver Christoph (Beer’s Transit co-star Franz Rogowski). Petzold skates elegantly and provocatively on the edge of the impossible – and against the odds, weaves his magic in an entertainment that’s beautifully acted, eerily moving and, as ever, acutely intelligent.
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
Cinema 1 & Cinema 2
£14 Full, £12 Concs
Get your tickets to the films screening at this ICA as part of the 2020 BFI London Film Festival from our website only at 10am on Monday 21 September, with the exception of Steve McQueen’s Mangrove.
Tickets to the opening film screening of Mangrove will be free and available from Thursday 1 October. We’ll be sharing details of how you can access these tickets in future emails, on our website and over social media.
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