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A small cottage on the Baltic Sea. The days are hot, and it hasn't rained in weeks. Four young people meet old and new friends. The dry forests that surround them catch fire, and so do their emotions.
Happiness, pleasure and love, but at the same time, jealousy, bitterness and tension. Very soon, the flames reach where they are, too.
The great Christian Petzold, in a lighter mood than ever but at the same time steadfastly deeply romantic, continues the cycle of films that draw their inspiration from the elements of nature, this time putting the element of fire at the centre, realistically as a palpable, terrifying, ecological and not only a threat but also metaphorically as the regenerative power of love that comes to dramatically and forever ignite the life of the film's protagonist. At the same time, he writes, often self-sarcastically, a masterful reflection on the eternal conflict of timeless art with the so ephemeral but true life.
Red Sky premiered in the Berlin Film Festival Competition Section, winning the Silver Bear – Grand Jury Prize. It was then screened at the Sydney Festival, the La Rochelle and Edinburgh Festival, among others, and was successfully released in the USA and France in the previous months.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13th
RED SKY - AFIRE – ROTTER HIMMEL
Comedy, Drama, Romance K-15 | 2023 | Ger | 103'
directed by: Christian Petzold
starring: Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Enno Trebs
21:00 | Thod. Aggelopoulos Amphitheatre, Kalamata Labour Centre | General admission fee 5 euros, admission fee of 3 euros for the unemployed, big families and students, and admission free for young people under 18.