The Wall is a highly original exploration of the experience of solitude and survival set in a spectacularly beautiful Austrian mountain landscape. Martina Gedeck brings a rare and vivid intensity to her role in this contemporary female Robinson Crusoe tale.
"Inside everyone lies a truth only the wilderness can reveal."
1:30 MOVIE Cleveland Museum of Art Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7. Parking: Attached parking garage: $6 for 31 minutes to 2 hours; $1 per 30 minutes thereafter to $12 max. $5 for CMA members.
Street parking is also available around University Circle.
3:30 EATS/DISCUSSION Provenance Café in the museum.
We can choose from a selection of locally sourced, seasonal items and enjoy them in the beautiful Atrium while we discuss the film.
Martina Gedeck, star of the Academy Award®-winning film The Lives Of Others, brings a vivid intensity to this mysterious and riveting tale of survival set in the Alps. In a tour-de-force performance, Gedeck stars as an unnamed character who suddenly finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall inexplicably surrounds the countryside where she is vacationing. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the laws of nature. As she grapples with her bizarre circumstances, she begins an inward journey of spiritual growth and transcendence. Based on Marlen Haushofer's eponymous classic novel, The Wall is a gorgeous, mesmerizing adventure film that raises profound questions about humanity, solitude, and our relationship to the natural world.
Directed by Julian Roman Polsler. With Martina Gedeck (The Lives of Others). Austria/Germany, 2012, color, subtitles, Blu-ray, 108 minutes.
"An elegant, stunningly photographed reflection on the human condition that is as odd as it is entrancing." ~Alan Hunter, The List
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