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Sunday 1st October 5:00 PM

Afire (Roter Himmel)

Director: Christian Petzold Country: Germany
Cert: 12A Year: 2023 Length: 102 mins Language: German

Audience Reaction

Score: 71.63% Attendance: 63



  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


Leon (Thomas Schubert) goes away to his friend Leon's parents' house for some peace and quiet to write his book. When they arrive, they find the house is not empty; Leon's Mum forgot to tell him that Nadja was already staying there... and the forest fire is getting closer and closer... "This is a film about youth, climate change, ego, artistry and, well, being a human in the world. So naturally the main protagonist is an arrogant, off-putting writer aggrieved by everything and everyone around him as he tries to work on his latest novel in a would-be idyllic setting" - Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press.


open_quote It's a delightful surprise that [director] Petzold does this examination of masculinity with a generous helping of humour, perhaps delivering his funniest movie yet, elevated by Schubert's exacting performance as someone you both want to smack and lend a shoulder to cry on close_quote Tomris Laffly, The Wrap

open_quote Witty and sad, awkward and surprising... close_quote Ed Potton, The Times

open_quote Afire is an entertainment with spark and philosophical insight close_quote Jonathan Romney. Financial Times



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