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18. Dezember 2018

18 December 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. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that NEVER LOOK AWAY is part of the Oscar® Shortlist for the Best Foreign Language Film. 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).

87 countries have submitted to the 91st Oscar® Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Nine of them have made it on the shortlist. The five nominations in the category will be announced on January 22, 2019. The ceremony takes place on February 24. The 76th Annual Golden Globes Awards will be held on January 6, 2019.

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