CinemaSavannah Presents "Phoenix" (Germany/Poland, 2015)

  • Spotlight Theaters 1100 Eisenhower Dr Savannah, GA, 31406 United States

CinemaSavannah  Presents
Phoenix (Germany/Poland, 2015)
August 21, 7:00 and 9:30 (check for exact times)
Spotlight Theaters (1100 Eisenhower Drive, corner of Eisenhower and Waters Ave.)
Tickets: $7.50 (if you mention CinemaSavannah

A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold.  Nelly (Nina Hoss), a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, she emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, doesn't recognize her.  Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who 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. Winner of international festival awards in Seattle, San Sebastian, London, Lisbon, and Hong Kong. In English and German with Englishsubtitles.   98 minutes. 

"The cinematic equivalent of a page-turner, no more and no less."-- The NewYorker
 
"True to genre and to the history it peels back, Phoenix boldly offers us a war without heroes, only ghosts of broken people moving through a broken world, searching in vain for their former selves. " -- NPR

"So beautifully made that it comes close to perfect." -- The Village Voice

"A film this satisfying on every level, one that can be enjoyed purely for its narrative while also providing material for hours of discussion on its themes, is truly rare. "  -- RogerEbert.com

"Hoss' portrayal of a woman at odds with her surroundings is in a class by itself. " --  indieWire


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