+ intro by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large
From the writer-director of the recently acclaimed Western, comes this sensitive and affecting story of marital infidelity.
Dir Valeska Grisebach
Notwithstanding a potentially melodramatic story – a happily married fireman embarks on an affair after an unexpected one-night stand – Grisebach achieves an utterly persuasive low-key realism through naturalistic acting (as with 2017’s Western, she worked closely with non-professional actors for a long time before filming began), unflashy camerawork and editing, and a revealing focus on gestures and glances rather than dialogue.
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