Never Look Away
CAST: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer DIRECTOR: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Never Look Away follows thirty years in the life of a great artist - loosely based on Gerhard Richter, one of the 20th century's most admired visual artists. The film goes from a childhood witnessing Nazi Germany, to post-war East Berlin, where he falls in love with a young woman whose father is an ex-Nazi murderer in hiding, to escaping to the West at the time of the Berlin Wall, and ultimately being part of the exciting new movement in contemporary art.
The title of "Never Look Away" is deliciously ironic: This is one of the most mesmerizing, compulsively watchable films in theaters right now.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
The epic story of Never Look Away unfolds slowly like the artwork of a master painter. A moving tale about the struggle to find hope in the aftermath of tragedy.Rene Sanchez, Cine Sin Fronteras
An extraordinary visual experience that really does make you think about how you see the world, and the lives of others.Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight