Never Look Away
- Germany / Italy
- 3h 9min
- Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
- Cast: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer
- Language: German/Russian
Kurt Barnert (Schilling) grows up in Nazi Germany and into the German Democratic Republic, where he becomes an artist. Long but engrossing historical romantic drama, with themes of love, loss, betrayal, politics and art, with stunning sequences that connect the pieces into a thrilling climax.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck: 'I believe fiction can bring you closer to truth than facts'2 Jul 2019
Oscar-winning director discusses his third feature film which chronicles the life of a talented painter in East Germany under Nazi rule
'I try and choose movies or what to pursue based on what I think will make me feel alive while I make them,' says Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. With his third movie Never Look Away opening in the UK this week, the German director has already enjoyed…
Never Look Away20 Jun 2019
EIFF 2019: Stunning, Oscar-nominated return to form from the director of The Lives of Others
If the prospect of a three-hour film isn't immediately enticing, remember writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's debut feature was 2006's Oscar-winning The Lives of Others. And if you are in the camp that thought that among the best films of…
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