Monthly Screenings

Christian Petzold Tribute


Dir.: Christian Petzold
| 98 minutes

A Holocaust survivor with a disfigured face returns to Berlin. When she finds her husband, he does not recognize her but suggests she help him claim his “dead” wife’s inheritance. Christian Petzold collaborates with actress Nina Hoss to create a powerfully poignant film.

The State I Am In

Dir.: Christian Petzold
| 104 minutes

Clara and Hans are left-wing terrorists who have been pursued by the police for nearly fifteen years. Their increasingly rebellious daughter Jeanne begins to pose a threat to their security when she falls in love with a boy she meets on the beach.


Dir.: Christian Petzold
| 101 minutes

A man escaping Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation adopts a dead author’s identity. In Marseilles, he meets a woman looking for her husband—the very man he impersonates. A brazen adaptation of Anna Seghers’ novel placing characters from 80 years ago in contemporary Marseilles.


Dir.: Christian Petzold
| 89 minutes

A woman from the former East Germany moves to the West in search of a new life. But despite her initial successes, her past comes back to haunt her. Christian Petzold delivers a fascinating drama starring Nina Hoss, who received the Berlinale Silver Bear for her performance.