Irish Film Institute -Das Versprechen/The Promise*

Das Versprechen/The Promise*

With the support of the German Embassy, we are delighted to screen Das Versprechen to mark German Unification Day. This, the first film of our German project, tells the story of Sophie and Konrad, two teenagers intent on escaping into West Berlin during the Communist era. When Konrad gets left behind they are separated by the Berlin Wall for seven years until they meet again in Prague. Political circumstances subsequently keep them apart for 28 years during which they see each other only four times, one of which results in the birth of their son. When the Wall finally comes down in 1989 they get the chance to meet up again. Directed by Margarethe von Trotta, this romantic epic gives an excellent insight into recent German history as well being a powerful story of lost love and missed opportunities.
The First Secretary of the German Embassy, Claudia Schmitz, has kindly agreed to attend the screening.

Germany/France/Switzerland 1995
English Subtitles
110 mins
Director: Margarethe von Trotta

Also showing at:
Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford October 1st
For further information contact Caroline Senior on (051) 855038

Cork UnReel Festival (7th – 12th October) 12th October
For further information contact Helen Barry on (021) 4271711

Lola rennt/Run Lola Run*
Following our successful tour of this exciting German language film last year and because of unavoidable cancellations, we would like to screen this title again in cinemas around the country. If you are interested, please contact us on (01) 6795744
*Studyguides for these films are available from fiieducation

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