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Never Look Away Rated 15

Never Look Away

Dir. Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck. Germany, 2018. 3h 9m. German/Russian/subs. Starring Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci, Hanno Koffler.

The Oscar-winning director of The Lives of Others wrote this intergenerational tale of love, art and politics spanning three decades of 20th-century German history, from Nazism through much of the Cold War. A mesmerising historical thriller based on the formative years of the renowned painter Gerhard Richter. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars.

‘This is a film that throws a frame around history, and makes it as intimate and tender as a portrait.’ ★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

‘Deschanel does brilliant work bringing Kurt’s worldview to life, enabling us to understand his progress towards an artistic breakthrough’ ★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Observer