Main Cast: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese
When fleeing Paris after the German invasion, Georg escapes to Marseille assuming the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. With nowhere to turn, he is confined to the corridors of a small hotel, the consulates, cafés and bars that line the harbour. Everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie who is desperate to find her missing husband. Based on the eponymous novel by Anna Seghers, award-winning director Christian Petzold’s superbly deft drama tells the story of a nearly impossible love amid escape, exile and a longing for a place to call home — and the film won the Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Award earlier this year. The key role of Marie is strikingly played by rising star, Paula Beer and she will be in Kilkenny to present the film.