A House in Berlin
Susan Vidler, Isi Metzstein, Clemens Schick, Peter Knaack, Maria Heiden, Doris Egbring-Kahn, Achim Buch / Fiction / English
A personal voyage becomes a journey into the history of 20th-century Germany. A Glasgow woman unexpectedly inherits an old house in Berlin from her Jewish great-uncle. She goes to inspect the property, finding it in dilapidated condition, and makes friends with two of the tenants, who help her investigate the complex history of the building. In a relaxed and fluid style that effortlessly mixes fiction and non-fiction, director Cynthia Beatt provides a complex yet lucid and compelling account of personal pathways intersecting with great forces of history. [PG]
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