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- Director: Christian Petzold
- GERMANY, FRANCE / 2020 / DCP / Colour / 90’ / German; Turkish s.t.
- Screenplay: Christian Petzold
- Director of Photography: Hans Fromm
- Editing: Bettina Böhler
- Cast: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz, Anne Ratte-Polle, Rafael Stachowiak, Julia Franz Richter
- Producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
- Production Co.: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber
- World Sales: The Match Factory
- Turkish Rights: Bir Film
- 2020 Berlin Best Actress (P. Beer), FIPRESCI Prize–Encounters
German auteur Christian Petzold, director of Jerichow (2008), Barbara (2012) and Phoenix (2014), once again employs Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski as his lead actors, as he already did in Transit (2018). Petzold transposes the eponymous mythological figure Undine to today’s Berlin. Undine, an art historian working in the City Museum, tells her lover “I will have to kill you if you leave me.” Is this her own choice, will it lead to the disruption of the world she has built by accepting her destiny, or will she determine her own fate through another love? With Undine, Petzold once again addresses the themes he had been tackling recently: history, memory, identity, and casts a look at the antique myth of the water nymph from a woman’s perspective. Undine is a contemporary fantasy about how only by placing love at the centre of our lives will we be able to mend our disconnection from our past.
*Viewing suitable for persons aged 13 and over
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.