07. Dezember 2018

Oscar-winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (“The Lives of the Others”) is off to a good start into this winter’s award season. With his latest feature NEVER LOOK AWAY he is not only in the running for another Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film as Germany’s entry in the competition. As of now, the film is also among the five nominees for Best Film – Foreign Language at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. Sony Pictures Classics are releasing the film in the US in the first quarter of 2019.

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, NEVER LOOK AWAY tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.

NEVER LOOK AWAY competed and premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival and was part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Official Selection. A critical success, the press called the film “a galvanizing movie about art and freedom” (Variety), “a marvel” (Screen International) or simply urged the readers to “See it!” (Boston Herald)

Last year, the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language went to Germany with Fatih Akin’s “In the Fade”. The 76th Annual Golden Globes Awards will be held on January 6, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

NEVER LOOK AWAY is a production by Pergamon Film and Wiedemann & Berg Film in co-production with Beta Cinema, Bayerischer Rundfunk and ARD Degeto.