The Heart is a Dark Forest (Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald)
plus director Q&A
Filmmaker: Nicolette Krebitz
Germany / 2008 / 86 min / German with English Subtitles
Awards: Special Prize: German Film Critics Association Awards
ICA Cinema 2 Fri 6 Mar 6.15pm, ICA Cinema 1 Sat 7 Mar 8.30pm
UK Premiere of stylish, surrealist Berlinale favourite, from uber-cool Nicolette Krebitz.
Maria leads a seemingly perfect bourgeois life, but the discovery of her husband’s second family destroys her illusions in a flash. In a downward spiral of realization, her search for answers leads her to a masked ball, a surreal, illicit encounter and an unthinkable conclusion. In this darkly stylish modern tragedy, Krebitz directs a first-rate cast in a memorable story about denial, self-imposed constraints and the battle to cast them off.
Nicolette Krebitz is an award-winning actor and director. She has appeared in over 30 films, best known for her role in the German-language films Bandits (1997) and Der Tunnel (2001). This is her second feature film after her directorial debut Jeans. Krebitz is also a singer and a model, and graces the cover of New Order's 2001 album Get Ready.
Read Sophie Ivan's inspiring review of The Heart is A Dark Forest on the BEV blog .
Screening in partnership with the Goethe-Institut
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