Danach - Afterwards (Germany/ UK
by Kivmars Bowling | Director of Photography: Philipp
Beate Malkus and Helmuth Meier-Lautenschläger
"Berlin. Night. An old homeless drunk stumbles down the street.
Ignored by everyone - almost
everyone. Suddenly a young woman
appears in front of him - mid-thirties, thin, a drug-addict.
They stand face-to-face for the
first time in years - daughter and father , Anna and Volker.
Under cover of darkness the secrets
of their East-German past explode in a final confrontation
- and the consequences of times
past come to light."
With 'Afterwards', the British
director Kivmars Bowling tells a sensitive and gutsy story
about separation, memory and
alienation - and how two people deal with the bitter
consequences and the tainted
inheritance of their past.
'Afterwards' tackles the human,
personal cost of German history.
It also deals with the stories
we tell ourselves, to make everything fit
- and how those myths, afterwards,
are always broken and then need to be remade.
But this time, hopefully, with
the truth in their centre.
Gallery of Afterwards
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