At the time one of the most successful German films ever made, Wolfgang Becker’s clever tragicomedy begins in East Germany in 1989, right before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Alex’s mother has slipped into a coma, missing the historic event and its aftermath. When she awakens in 1990, any excitement could be fatal for her, so her son—Daniel Brühl in his breakthrough role—sees only one way out: he must conceal the fall of the socialist regime she had so embraced and pretend East Germany still exists.
Cost: $5 Weekend Matinee Admission; free for all Harvard students and those with a current Cambridge Public Library card.
Tickets are available 45 minutes before showtime at the cinematheque on the lower level of the Carpenter Center. Cash or check only.