Film in Minoriti: The Red Sky
Summer on the Baltic Sea. It's hot and it hasn't rained for weeks. The writer Leon and his friend Felix go to a holiday house in the middle of the forest to finish their novel in peace. But when the young men arrive, they realise they will not be alone: the washing machine is humming in the kitchen, there are half-empty wine glasses on the table and women's clothes on the floor. Meanwhile, a fire rages in the surrounding woods...
Red Sky is the story of a summer after which nothing will ever be the same again. This unforgiving, emotionally layered comedy of manners won Christian Petzold (Phoenix, Undine) the Silver Bear at the recent Berlinale.
Red Sky is an entertaining film with sparkle and philosophical insight, but also a reminder that while we contemplate the apocalypse, we should learn to understand each other and ourselves a little better.
Jonathan Romney, Financial Times
Christian Petzold was born in 1960 in Hilden and studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. With works such as Inner Peace (Die innere Sicherheit, 2001), Yella (2007) and Jerichow (2008), he has established himself as a leading member of the loosely-knit group of contemporary German directors known as the Berlin School. He broke onto the international scene with Barbara (2012), the story of an East German doctor who is transferred to a rural hospital for attempting to escape. In addition to critical praise and numerous other awards, the film won him the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale. In 2014, Petzold confirmed his reputation as one of the most critically acclaimed contemporary German directors with Phoenix (2014), a Hitchcockian psychological drama set among the ruins of 1945 Berlin.
Organisation and execution Kulturna četrt Minoriti, Lutkovno gledališče Maribor • programme selection partners Konzorcij Film in Maribor • programme supported by the Mestna občina Maribor.