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Film Showing: Forgive Me, Father

Date: June 27, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM
Student Film
Director and Producer: Jona Schlosser
Country of Origin: Germany
Running Time: 0:21:34
Synopsis: The short film "Forgive Me, Father" transports the viewer to the year 1966. Germany is divided. Not far from East Berlin, 10-year-old Thomas grows up with his grandmother. It soon becomes clear that nothing about his family is normal. As a young boy, he witnesses his mother being committed to a psychiatric institution for unexplained reasons. This event haunts the boy until his present day. Plagued by a strong longing for his father, who had already emigrated to West Germany before the construction of the German Wall, he plans his escape, which should radically change not only his life, but also that of the border guard Johannes Bauer. His inner conflict between moral standards and political conviction causes his world view to collapse. Tossed back and forth between the extremes, the viewer witnesses a true story that makes you think.
Showtime: Sunday, Student Films Section 3 - 11:00 am (Film 2 of 5)
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Film Showing: Forgive Me, Father
June 27, 2021 | 11:00 AM
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