If you’ve been paying attention to world cinema at all, Christian Petzold is likely a name known to you. The filmmaker broke out in a big way with his 2008 feature “Jerichow,” and his powerful 2012 effort “Barbara” only cemented his reputation. Now the director is back with “Phoenix,” and the first trailer has arrived.
Set to make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie stars frequent collaborator Nina Hoss, who also featured in the aforementioned films, as well as 2007’s “Yella“. Here’s the official synopsis: Set after the Second World War, PHOENIX tells the story of Nelly, a disfigured Holocaust survivor (Nina Hoss). Unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, Nelly returns to find out if her husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) has betrayed her or loves her.
There’s no U.S. distribution for the movie just yet. Watch the international trailer below now with English subtitles thanks to KeyFrame Daily.