Winner! Fipresci International Critics Prize and Best Actress - Berlin Film Festival
Winner! Best Actress – European Film Awards
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Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin’s urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water. So when her lover Johannes (Jacob Matschenz) leaves her for another woman, Undine thinks she has no choice – until in the moment of betrayal, she meets Christoph (Franz Rogowski), an industrial diver, and unexpectedly falls for him. This is a new, happy and innocent love filled with curiosity and trust. But when Christoph starts to feel that Undine is running away from something, she has to face her curse once and for all. She doesn‘t want to lose this love.
Germany | France, 2020, 91 minutes, Not Rated, In English and German with English subtitles, Directed by Christian Petzold
“A tremendous romance from one of contemporary cinema’s greatest and most underrated filmmakers...’Undine’ feels as fresh as it does familiar for the filmmaker.”– Juan Barquin, MIAMI NEW TIMES
“Petzold remains a master of capturing frantic characters doomed by dark obsessions... ‘Undine’ shows evidence of a master's hand."– Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE
“The story's ripples are often heart-stopping, adding unexpected emotions to a narrative that holds us in its grip, refusing to take an expected route.”– Rich Cline, SHADOWS ON THE WALL
“A fascinating and very gorgeously realized thing to behold…Paula Beer is sublime.”– Jack King, THE PLAYLIST
“An enigmatic and hypnotic modern fairy tale.”– Matt Cipolla, THE FILM STAGE
“An odd new beauty from one of Germany's best directors.”– Boyd van Hoeij, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER