TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE. Go directly to the Castro Theatre beginning at 6:00pm.
Germany's official entry to the 2013 Acadey Awards, winner of Berlinale's 2012 Silver Bear for Best Director and the 2012 German Film Awards Best Film (in Silver)!
Barbara was conceived, in part, as a response to Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's The Lives of Others, and takes place in the same era of the stasi-controlled GDR, but trades the latter's spy narrative for a masterfully-reserved inspection of the relationships between those living under constant suspicion. Having been transferred to a clinic in a small country village after an unnamed offense, Barbara (Hoss) remains at a cold remove from her coworkers, especially lead doctor Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld), who makes bold overtures that suggest he is more than a simple physician. While she still nurses plans for escape on secret rendez-vous with her West German boyfriend and detests the brief, if disturbing, impositions of local Stasi, as the film progresses Barbara finds herself drawn closer to Andre and the concerns of the patients their small hospital and their relationship subtly blossoms, fostered by a shared compassion and mutual distrust.
US WEST COAST PREMIERE
Germany 2012) runs 105 minutes and will screen on 35mm in German with English subtitles.
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Castro Theatre's Mezzanine, SF 9:15 pm, following the film Celebrate the 17th annual festival! Mingle with old and new friends, meet guest stars, and savor culinary delights and signature drinks from San Francisco and beyond! ($45.00 film & party package)
**THIS EVENT HAS A STRICT REFUND POLICY. No refunds will be processed by Brown Paper Tickets more than 12 hours after the time of purchase.**
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114