Previously at the ICA - Films
5 Jul 2013 – 18 Jul 2013
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Times
'Bold and beautiful, this is a mystery worth puzzling over' Empire
Martina Gedeck (The Lives of Others) stars in this contemporary female Robinson Crusoe story, bringing a vivid intensity to this mysterious and riveting tale of survival set in a spectacularly beautiful Austrian mountain landscape. Based on Marlen Haushofer’s best-selling eponymous novel from the 1960s, the film is a highly original exploration of the experience of solitude and survival.
In a tour-de-force performance, Gedeck stars as an unnamed character who suddenly finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall inexplicably surrounds the countryside where she is vacationing. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the laws of nature. As she grapples with her bizarre circumstances, she begins an inward journey of spiritual growth and transcendence. The Wall is a gorgeous, mesmerizing adventure film that raises profound questions about humanity, solitude, and our relationship to the natural world.
Winner - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin International Film Festival 2012
The Wall, dir. Julian Pölsler, Austria/Germany 2012, 108 mins
Please note that all films are 18+ unless otherwise stated