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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."

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"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"

Leonard Maltin, leonardmaltin.com

"It is stately and composed, clear-eyed and engrossing."

Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

"This is one of the most mesmerizing, compulsively watchable films in theaters right now."

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Additional Info

Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
189 minutes
Rated R
In German with English Subtitles

CINEMA ADMISSION:

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REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $6
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $5.50
SENIORS (65+): $8
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $8

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