Afire (Post-screening Sharing by Edward Lam)
A small holiday house by the Baltic Sea. The days are hot and it hasn’t rained in weeks. Four young people come together, friends old and new. As the parched forests around them begin to ignite, so do their emotions. Happiness, lust and love; but also jealousies, resentments and tensions. Meanwhile the forests burn. And before long, the flames are there.
As the second instalment of Christian Petzold’s “Elemental Trilogy” begun with Undine, Afire is the Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival.
*Theater director and screenwriter Edward Lam will attend the post-screening sharing session.
Thomas Schubert, Paula Beer, Langston Uibel, Enno Trebs, Matthias Brandt