GER19 Adam & Evelyn

21st May, 2019 (15+)
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  • Director Andreas Goldstein, Jakobine Motz
  • Cast Lena Lauzemis, Florian Teichtmeister, Anne Kanis
  • Duration 95 min
  • Rating 15+
  • Language German, Hungarian and French with English subtitles
  • Genre Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Based on the popular novel by Ingo Schultz which was translated into more than 10 languages, Adam & Evelyn is the offbeat love story of a tailor and a waitress set on the backdrop of a disintegrating East Germany of 1989.

Adam and Evelyn live in a small town in the provinces of East Germany. When Evelyn realises that Adam is cheating on her, she decides to set off on her own summer holiday to Hungary. Adam decides to follow. What follows is a relationship comedy overflowing with gentle humour. However, this is also accompanied by a subtle exploration into what the end of the GDR was supposed to have marked, as when the frontiers of their country finally fall, Adam and Evelyn are faced with a problematic decision of whether to stay in the East or to leave and make a new life in the West.

Awards

NOMINATED: Best Film – International Film Critics Week, Venice Film Festival 2018

NOMINATED: Best Film – Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria Competition, Zurich Film Festival 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival 2018

NOMINATED: Audience Award – Der Heinrich, Braunschweig International Film Festival 2018

Reviews

  • “A beautifully atmospheric film.” - Cineuropa

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