I was wondering why the search “a woman in berlin film” kept coming up in the blog stats. The adaptation of the war diary kept during the siege of Berlin in spring 1945 is going to be screened at Toronto in September.
A Woman of Berlin to screen in Toronto
|14 August 2008||By FNE Staff|
|The German/Polish film A Woman in Berlin, is among 20 films shown for the Toronto Film Festival’s Special Presentations.A world premiere, the film is based on a best-selling true story set during the Russian invasion of Berlin in 1945. Golden Globe nominee Max Faerberboeck directs. The Toronto film festival runs September 4-13.
The festival previously announced it will screen the Slovak documentary Blind Loves by Juraj Lehotsky.
(from Film New Europe)
How strange, the book’s been in print all this time and I’ve only just discovered it – now it’s about to get a lot more famous. I can’t imagine how they filmed it, the voice of the journalist-diarist is so important, and so many of the brutal things she describes will just be too shocking to view, surely? Her cool tone and survivalist attitude can probably only be conveyed through voiceover… should be interesting.