Beyond the Berlin Wall: The Promise (Das Versprechen)
Our screening of Margarethe von Trotta’s The Promise (1994) links with our recent Margarethe von Trotta season, which spotlighted Germany’s leading feminist film director. The Promise chronicles the lives of five East Berlin youngsters from their dramatic escape to West Berlin after the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 to its fall in 1989, when they become once again reunified with their families and lovers.
This screening will be introduced by Erica Carter, Professor of German and Film Chair, German Screen Studies Network at King’s College London. Tickets and details here.
Presented in association with the German Screen Studies Network; the University of Manchester, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures; and supported by the Goethe-Institute.