Phoenix

Phoenix

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Nelly, a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny, doesn’t recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise. Evoking the shadows and haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation’s tragedy and a woman’s search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax. ~ Subject to classification.

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  • Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 attending one of our screenings is required to be a member of our society for us to retain our non-profit status.
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Festivals and Awards

  • Seattle International Film Festival 2015, Golden Space Needle Award: Best Actress, Nina Hoss
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival 2014, FIPRESCI Prize: Christian Petzold
  • National Board of Review, USA 2015: Top Foreign Film
  • Mons International Festival of Love Films 2015: Best Actress, Nina Hoss
  • Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2014: João Bénard da Costa Special Jury Award: Christian Petzold
  • German Film Awards 2015, Film Award in Gold: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Nina Kunzendorf
  • Film Club's The Lost Weekend 2015: Best Story

Event Details


Film Info

Year 2014
Country Germany, Poland
Director Christian Petzold
Cast Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf
Runtime 98 min
Language German with English subtitles
Genre