Cinematique Presents: "Phoenix"
Wednesday-Friday, September 23-25, 7 pm
Wednesday, September 23, 4 pm
Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre
WE ARE SORRY, BUT THE MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY 4 PM SCREENINGS HAD TO BE CANCELED DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.
A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfold against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Jerichow). A disfigured concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss), unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who might have betrayed her to the Nazis. 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. (Rated PG-13, 1 hour 38 minutes)
"Provocative, profoundly moving and the acting is virtuosic."- John Anderson, Newsday
"There is intrigue. There is suspense. Guilt--a man's guilt, a nation's-- hangs heavy in the air."-Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer