"Barbara" Freitag Abend Film Screening

03 Oct 2014

On Friday 3 October 2014 at 7.00 PM we are showing the film "Barbara" at Das Zentrum, Australian-German Institute Inc. in the Griffin Centre, Genge Street, Civic.

Genre: Drama. Laufzeit: ca 101 Min. 2012. Director: Christian Petzolt

The film is in German with English subtitles.

"An elegant drama based on human and political dilemmas."The Guardian
A compelling romantic drama in the tradition of The Live of Others.

Winner of the Best Director prize at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival and Germany's official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.

Summer, 1980, Barbara , a doctor, has applied for an exit visa from East Germany. Now, as punishment , she has been transferred from Berlin to a small remote hospital out in the country. Joerg, her lover from the West, has started planning her escape.  So Barbara waits, keeping to herself. Working as a pediatric surgeon under her new boss Andre, she is attentive with her patients, but distanced from her colleagues. Her life will begin later.
But Andre confuses her and arouses her suspicions. His confidence in her professional abilities, his caring attitude, his smile. Why does he cover for her when she helps a young runaway Sarah? Is he spying on her? As the day of her planned escape quickly approaches. Barbara starts to lose control. Over herself, her plans, over love.