Berlin & Beyond: AFire

Wednesday, November 8 • 6pm

Now in its 28th season, the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival continues to be a leading light of contemporary German cinema exhibition in the Americas, by both audience size and programming scope. Rialto Cinemas Cerrito is excited to present Afire as part of the 2023 Autumn Showcase.

While vacationing by the Baltic Sea, writer Leon (Thomas Schubert) and photographer Felix (Langston Uibel) are surprised by the presence of Nadja (Paula Beer), a mysterious young woman staying as a guest at Felix’s family’s holiday home. Nadja distracts Leon from finishing his latest novel and with brutal honesty, forces him to confront his caustic temperament and self-absorption. As Nadja and Leon grow closer, an encroaching forest fire threatens the group and tensions escalate when a handsome lifeguard and Leon’s tight-lipped book editor also arrive. Christian Petzold’s acclaimed latest was the winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

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Running Time 102 mins

Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating Not Rated

Thomas Schubert
Paula Beer
Enno Trebs
Langston Uibel
Matthias Brandt

Directed by
Christian Petzold

Written by
Christian Petzold

Admission & Prices

General $16
Senior (62+) $13
Student (at door with valid ID) $9