WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE and GOETHE-INSTITUT
Two Lives (Zwei Leben)
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THURSDAY 2 OCTOBER @ 6:30 PM
GOETHE-INSTITUT 812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC / MAP
Germany, 2012, color, 97 minutes, German with English subtitles
Germany’s official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 86th Academy Awards 2014.
Directors: Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann
Writers: Georg Maas (screenplay), Christoph Tölle (screenplay)
Stars: Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Sven Nordin
As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow “war children.”
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“Two Lives unfolds in a slow boil of rage at the government that allowed all this emotional destruction. But Maas treats Katrine with compassion, as a victim of forces more damaging than her own ravenous hunger for love and family.” -Ella Taylor, NPR
“‘Two Lives’ is … a nail-biter.” -Kyle Smith, New York Post
ABOUT JULIANE KOHLER
Juliane Köhler was born on August 6, 1965 in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany to a puppeteer. From 1985-88 she studied under Uta Hagen in New York City and attended the HB acting studio. She has starred in the 1999 film Aimée & Jaguar (as Lilly Wust, or Aimée), the 2001 film Nowhere in Africa (as Jettel Redlich), the 2004 film Downfall (as Eva Braun), played the role of Christina in Eden Is West (2009).
ABOUT LIV ULLMAN
Liv Johanne Ullmann (born 16 December 1938) is a Norwegian actress and film director. Ullman is also one of the “muses” of the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Nominated five times for a best actress Golden Globe Award, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama during 1972 for the drama movie The Emigrants (1971), Ullmann has been nominated for the Palme d’Or, twice for the Academy Award, and twice for a BAFTA Film Award.