Saturday, October 10, 2020
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Two major auteurs of German cinema—and brilliant portraitists of modernity—bring sublime and surprising new works to this year’s NYFF. In Christian Petzold’s Main Slate selection Undine, a mythical tale of star-crossed lovers plays out against the architecture and industrial history of present-day Berlin. Heinz Emigholz’s The Last City and The Lobby—both featured in the festival’s Currents section—extend the director’s architectural and spatial preoccupations into playful, fictive realms of the uncanny. Catch the two filmmakers in an unmissable exchange about their common concerns, formal divergences, and cinematic philosophies. Moderated by Dennis Lim.