Never Look Away (Werk ohne Autor)
2019 Academy Award Nominee: Foreign Language Film
From Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Academy Award-winning director of The Lives of Others
Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, the film tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer).
Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship.
What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.
Never Look Away is the new film from Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, director of the Oscar-winning The Lives of Others.
"Rich as the film may be in aesthetic considerations -- very rich indeed -- it's the startling arc of Kurt's life story that sustains the dramatic narrative."
"This exceptional drama is an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film this year, and rightly so. I urge you to see Never Look Away. It is a rich and rewarding experience"
"It is stately and composed, clear-eyed and engrossing."
"This is one of the most mesmerizing, compulsively watchable films in theaters right now."