NEVER LOOK AWAY Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Starring: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl and Oliver Masucci
A galvanizing movie about art and freedom – Variety
Von Donnersmarck returns triumphantly to form – Rolling Stone
Admirably restrained – The Hollywood Reporter
A marvel – The Hollywood Reporter
A persuasive statement about the transformative power of representation – Time Out
NEVER LOOK AWAY the third feature of Oscar® winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives Of Others) marks the director’s bold return to German language filmmaking with two nominations at this year’s Academy Awards® for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography. The film stars Tom Schilling (Oh Boy), Sebastian Koch (Bridge of Spies, The Danish Girl), Paula Beer (Frantz), Saskia Rosendahl (Lore) and Oliver Masucci (Netflix’s Dark). Following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival where the film received the Leoncino d’Oro Agiscuola Award, Modern Films will release NEVER LOOK AWAY this summer.
Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, NEVER LOOK AWAY tells the story of a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed years before…
Modern Films will release NEVER LOOK AWAY in the UK and Ireland on 5 July 2019.
Running time: 189 minutes
About Modern Films:
Modern Films is a London-based, female-led film production, distribution and event cinema company. Established in 2017 with a mandate to work on content that addresses social issues head-on through film and media content, they launched with the Event Cinema release of Manifesto starring Cate Blanchett and with Executive Production on the BAFTA-winning I am Not a Witch.
Upcoming releases include the Oscar®-nominated Border (Sweden) and Never Look Away (Germany), as well as Cannes Award-winner Happy as Lazzaro directed by Alice Rohrwacher and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, San Sebastian Award winner Yuli – the Carlos Acosta Story directed by Icíar Bollaín and written by Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake) – with a Live from Royal Opera House event cinema launch, Cannes Critics Week winner Diamantino and character portrait John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection to time with an upcoming charity match between McEnroe and Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon.