In Times of Fading Light

In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts

Germany 2017
In German with English subtitles
100 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Matti Geschonneck
Screenplay: Martin Kohlhaase based on a novel by the same name by Eugen Ruge
Cast: Bruno Ganz, Hildegard Schmahl, Sylvester Groth, Angela Winkler
Production: Oliver Berben & Sarah Kirkegaard / MOOVIE
Print Source: Beta Cinema

East Berlin, in the early autumn of 1989. The Powileit family celebrate the 90th birthday of Wilhelm, a former resistance fighter and returned expatriate. His wife is hosting the festivities where neighbors, acquaintances and dignitaries deliver flowers and give speeches as if nothing were amiss in the outside world. But the grandson is missing. No one suspects that he fled to West Germany just a few days ago… The birthday celebrations turn into a tragicomical moment of political and personal breakdown.