SFS: Barbara

Shipley Film Society

Bringing great cinema to our little corner of Yorkshire
Certificate: 12
Friday 14th September 2018, 7.30pm
Admission: £4 / £3 unwaged
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Barbara (Christian Petzold, Germany 2012)

It's the early 1980s in East Germany and Barbara is a Berlin doctor banished to a rural clinic for applying for an exit visa. Living in fear of East Germany's notorious secret police, the Stasi, she continues to secretly plan her escape to the West with her lover. As her experience in the countryside grows and perspective changes, she finds herself facing a painful moral dilemma that forces her to choose what she values.

"Conventional thrillers operate by being stingy with details. Petzold does the opposite; the result is a tense, controlled film that never feels constricting."

"Hoss is such a star, one of the finest actresses in the world. Her work with Petzold is exceptional."
Movie Metropolis

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