Review: Undine

Director: Christian Petzold Stars: Paula Breer, Franz Rogowski, Jacob Matschenz In Christian Petzold's latest,¬†Undine, the tension between dreams and reality rarely leaves the screen. We can be steeped in the ostensibly 'real' - the notion of day-to-day truth that Petzold recreates with his characters and settings - only for these parameters to shift. Second guessing …

Review: Transit

Director: Christian Petzold Stars: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Lilien Batman¬† In spite of the elegant calm of his scenes and the stillness often viewed in his characters, there's a sense of urgency about the cinema of Christian Petzold. Chiefly this comes from his protagonists, who have a habit of restlessly seeking some form of safety …

Review: Phoenix

Nelly (Nina Hoss) is a holocaust survivor returning to Germany soon after the end of the war, brought back to the world by her friend Lene (Nina Kuzendorf). When we first meet Nelly she is wrapped in bandages from the mistreatment wrought on her in the concentration camps. More bandages replace these as, with the …