Director: Christian Petzold
Cast: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski
Accolades: Berlin FIPRESCI Prize and Silver Bear for Best Actress; European Film Award for Best Actress
Read IndieWire’s review: While “Undine” doesn’t epitomize the power of Petzold’s other recent German dramas, it certainly fits well within the context of his expanded universe (it even stars the same actors from “Transit,” again playing an ill-fated couple, which adds another dimension to the haunting atmosphere). The difference is that those other movies had such clarity to their intentions that their ideas were unassailable, while “Undine” stands on slippery ground, lost in murky waves not unlike its lovesick protagonists.