Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck historical drama – WERK OHNE AUTOR/NEVER LOOK AWAY – issued on dvd and blu ray

Never Look AwayWERK OHNE AUTOR/NEVER LOOK AWAY (15) 2018 GERMANY DONNERSMARCK, FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £21.99
A historical drama that explores the complexity of 20th century Germany and is loosely based on the painter Gerhard Richter.

The films cover the three decades from the 1930s to the 1960s in the life of painter Kurt Barnert.

Starting with the 1937 Nazis’ Degenerate Art exhibition which the young Kurt attends, the films follow Kurt as he finds employment as an artist in East Germany after the war.

However finding the artistic restrictions placed on him just as overbearing as the Nazi regime, he moves to West Germany as penniless artist in 1961. Admitted to the avant-garde Kunstakademie Dusseldorf his career takes off.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE NOTES TO WERK OHNE AUTOR – NEVER LOOK AWAY

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO WERK OHNE AUTOR – NEVER LOOK AWAY

Guardian review

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jul/07/never-look-away-review-gerhard-richter-florian-henckel-von-donnersmarck

 

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

 

UNSERE MÜTTER, UNSERE VÄTER/GENERATION WAR issued on dvd & blu ray

GENERATION WARUNSERE MÜTTER, UNSERE VÄTER/GENERATION WAR (15) 2013 GERMANY KADELBACH, PHILIPP DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Three-part German drama set during the Second World War. Beginning in Berlin in 1941, the series follows five friends – Wilhelm (Volker Bruch), Friedhelm (Tom Schilling), Charlotte (Miriam Stein), Victor (Ludwig Trepte) and Greta (Katharina Schüttler) – as they each go on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. While Wilhelm and his younger brother Friedhelm go to fight on the Eastern Front, Jewish Viktor is sent to a concentration camp.

Charlotte, who is secretly in love with Wilhelm, hopes to do her bit for the war effort by volunteering as a nurse but struggles to cope. Meanwhile, Viktor’s girlfriend Greta is determined to become a famous singer and in order to advance her career gets involved in an ill-fated romance with a Gestapo officer. Will any of them survive the war?

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd