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Barbara: Cinémathèque / Washington Place

 

Time: 1980's

Place: East Germany

Written and directed by Christian Petzold

Starring Nina Hoss

Language: German

105 minutes

Tomatometer: 92%

 

 

4:00 Movie: Cinémathèque at the Cleveland Institute of Art

Parking: free lot

Admission: $9; CIA members, $7; Age 25 & under, $6 (proof of age required)

Meet the group outside the auditorium doors before or after the movie, or look for us inside the auditorium.

6:00 Dinner/Discussion at Washington Place Bistro 2203 Cornell Rd., Cleveland 44106 - about 5 minutes away.

They have a parking lot.

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*If you don't connect with us at Cinémathèque, go to the restaurant and ask the hostess for the "movie group."*

Movie synopsis:

Winner of the Best Director prize at this year's Berlin Film Festival, the latest film from Christian Petzold (Yella, Jerichow) is a simmering, impeccably crafted Cold War thriller, starring the gifted Nina Hoss-in her fifth lead role for the director-as a Berlin doctor banished to a rural East German hospital as punishment for applying for an exit visa. As her lover from the West carefully plots her escape, Barbara waits patiently and avoids friendships with her colleagues-except for Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld) the hospital's head physician, who is warmly attentive to her. But even as she finds herself falling for him, Barbara still cannot be sure that Andre is not a spy. As her defensive wall slowly starts to crumble, she is eventually forced to make a profound decision about her future. A film of glancing moments and dangerous secrets, BARBARA paints a haunting picture of a woman being slowly crushed between the irreconcilable needs of desire and survival. Germany's official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Reviews:

"Tightly crafted East German drama delivers strong performances and late rewards." ~Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"An enthralling little gem" ~Pauline McLeod, Daily Express


Tips for improving the restaurant experience:

  • Let us know your dinner plans when you RSVP so that we can either save you a seat at the "Movie Group" table or plan to meet you at the movie.
  • Print out a map or enter the restaurant address in your GPS ahead of time.
  • We can't always split the checks so please bring CASH to pay for your meal.
  • If you don't see us when you walk in, ask to sit with the "Movie Group".

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  • Lynda

    The movie was a little disappointing to me, but good. RT calls it "simmering," but I found it cold. Other than Andre (the doctor), the only emotions I could detect throughout were fear and suspicion; I suppose that is exactly what the film intended to portray.
    IMBD calls it a quiet character piece, which I find more accurate.

    March 4, 2013

  • David M.

    Thought provoking film about a state of law I hope I never know. Yummy food. Good discussion of the film.

    March 3, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Last minute I need to cancel . I feel badly I know you wanted cancellations by noon. Please let me know if this is going to cause a problem.

    March 3, 2013

    • Lynda

      It's ok - no problem.

      March 3, 2013

  • Elise

    ALSO WILL GO TO EAT

    March 2, 2013

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