Berlin, 1940. The city is paralysed by fear. When Otto and Anna's son is killed at the front, their loss drives them to an extraordinary act of resistance: they start to drop anonymous postcards all over the city, attacking Hitler and his regime. If they are caught, it means certain execution. Soon their campaign comes to the attention of Gestapo inspector Escherich (Daniel Brühl), and a murderous game of cat and mouse begins.
Alone In Berlin is based on Hans Fallada's bestselling novel, described by Primo Levi as "the greatest book ever written about German resistance to the Nazis"
This unique event, featuring Emma Thompson, will be broadcast live to cinemas nationwide from London’s world-renowned Imperial War Museum. Featuring a preview of the extraordinary film ALONE IN BERLIN, followed by a unique view of the museum’s most famous exhibits from Nazi Germany and a lively, inspiring and timely discussion exploring the realities of political protest from Germany during World War II through to present day.
Widescreen Weekend is a unique festival of large-screen formats and cinema technologies, celebrating the past, present and future of film. Enjoy a long weekend of big, bold and wide cinema experiences – glorious 70mm screenings, new Cinerama restorations and great guests will remind you why going to the movies is so magical! Pass holders will receive a dedicated seat for the duration of the festival and access to all screenings and events, including the Opening Night reception.
Join us as we explore widescreen cinema and new cinema technologies in a day dedicated to future filmmakers. With talks and sessions from industry guests and the famous Student Widescreen Competition, this is a day for discovering all that makes widescreen so great. The day pass gives you access to all screenings and events on Thursday 12 October, including the Opening Night screening and reception.
Please present your confirmation at the festival delegate desk on the morning of 12 October and you will receive your tickets for the day's events. For group bookings of 6 or more, please contact email@example.com