Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, September 13, 2013

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Germany/Austria/2012—directed by Julian Roman Pölsler)

Martina Gedeck, star of the Oscar®-winning film The Lives Of Others, brings vivid intensity to this mesmerizing tale of survival set in a spectacularly beautiful Austrian mountain landscape. In a tour-de-force performance that the Boston Globe called “astonishing,” Gedeck stars as an unnamed character who suddenly finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall inexplicably surrounds the countryside where she is vacationing. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the laws of nature. As she grapples with her bizarre circumstances, she begins an inward journey of spiritual growth and transcendence.  Based on Marlen Haushofer’s eponymous classic novel, The Wall is a gorgeous, mesmerizing adventure film that raises profound questions about humanity, solitude, and our relationship to the natural world. (108 minutes)

"Riveting and emotionally involving from start to finish. Intensely cinematic. Gedeck's performance is phenomenal." - Jonathan Romney, Screen International