Phoenix

Phoenix

Phoenix, Christian Petzold, Germany, Poland, 2014, 98’


Nelly Lenz, a German Jewish survivor of Auschwitz, returns to her native Berlin with a disfigured face, accompanied by her close friend Lene Winter from the Jewish Agency. Nelly asks an eminent surgeon to reconstruct her face to make her as close to her former self as possible. Having recovered from the operation, she begins to look for her husband Johnny, a pianist. But the reunion is not what she expected.

*In collaboration with Goethe-Institut Madrid.