UNDINE
Narrative Feature | 90 minutes

HIFF 2020

World Cinema

This film played at HIFF 2020
on Virtual Cinema
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Directed by
Christian Petzold

Produced by
Florian Koerner von Gustorf
Michael Weber

Written by
Christian Petzold

Featuring
Paula Beer
Franz Rogowski
Maryam Zaree
Jacob Matschenz


2020 | German | Germany/France

Legend holds that if the water nymph Undine falls in love with a human and he becomes unfaithful, she must kill him and return to the water. Acclaimed auteur Christan Petzold (PHOENIX, TRANSIT) builds on this myth in his heady, mesmerizing tale of love gained and lost, steeped in magical realism. Undine (a fantastic Paula Beer) works as a Berlin city historian. When her boyfriend leaves her, her world seems to tilt off its axis, but when she unexpectedly falls for another man (Franz Rogowski), she dares hope this powerful new romance will finally shatter the curse. Hypnotic and bewitching, UNDINE is a love story unlike any other.

Available in the Virtual Cinema:
October 9 (10am ET) through midnight on October 16

You must finish watching by midnight on Friday.

Note: This film may be viewed from anywhere in the United States.