"A vehement movie, with a driving narrative force and a robust sense of time and place." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

Opens June 7 | This steamy, rich adaptation of Daniela Krien’s acclaimed novel, it is 1990 and 19-year-old Maria is spending the summer after the fall of the Berlin Wall with her boyfriend Johannes on his family’s farm in Thuringia, in former East Germany. While spending her days wandering through the property and reading Dostoevsky, she meets Henner, the taciturn next door neighbor. Though he is bullheaded and twice her age, Henner—charismatic, damaged, lonely—draws Maria in, and soon the two are engaged in a passionate and intense affair. Lusciously shot and both emotionally and erotically intense, Emily Atef (MORE THAN EVER) delivers a visually stunning portrayal of both personal and national transformation against the backdrop of a shifting era. Film Center exclusive. 

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival
Nominee - Best Actress (Marlene Burow), New Faces Award

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu