Monday, January 18

Barbara - Christian Petzold (2012)

"'Barbara' is a film about the old Germany from one of the best directors working in the new: Christian Petzold. For more than a decade Mr. Petzold has been making his mark on the international cinema scene with smart, tense films that resemble psychological thrillers, but are distinguished by their strange story turns, moral thorns, visual beauty and filmmaking intelligence. His latest to open in the United States, 'Barbara,' begins in 1980 with an East German doctor from Berlin (Nina Hoss) who, after an unspecified offense, has been recently banished to the boonies. There, in between hospital rounds and harassment from the secret police, she waits and she burns. ..."
NY Times
Roger Ebert
W - "Barbara"
NPR - 'Barbara': An Unbroken Spirit In The Eastern Bloc
W - Christian Petzold
YouTube: Barbara