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BORN IN EVIN
2019, 95 min, Germany/Austria, Dir: Maryam Zaree

In this powerful documentary, filmmaker and actress Maryam Zaree (UNDINE, NO HARD FEELINGS) embarks on a personal journey to uncover the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. Zaree examines Iran’s oppressive regime in the 1980s that saw tens of thousands of political opponents arrested, persecuted and murdered. Through a series of emotional interviews with her parents, who sought asylum in Germany after years of imprisonment, Zaree overcomes a decades-long silence to reveal the true extent of her family’s unimaginable experience. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2020 German Film Awards.


UNDINE
2020, IFC Films, 90 min, Germany/France, Dir: Christian Petzold

From writer-director Christian Petzold, one of Germany’s most celebrated auteurs, UNDINE is a fascinating retelling of a timeless myth set in modern-day Berlin. Told through Petzold’s precise visual style, the films follows its titular character, a city historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development, as she heads towards fulfillment of the ancient myth to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water. Her chance encounter with the sensitive industrial diver Christophe (Franz Rogowski), however, proves that no destiny is certain. Beer, who won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, reunites with her TRANSIT co-star Franz Rogowski, in this romantic, yet chilling fantasy, whose mysteries lie submerged in water. Winner of the Berlin FIPRESCI Critics Award.


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