Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment, Double Indemnity… Billy Wilder was one of the great entertainers of the Classical Hollywood era and one of its most celebrated writers and directors.
To Life! (Auf Das Leben!)
When ageing Jewish cabaret singer Ruth meets the young, terminally ill Jonas, an unlikely friendship is born. As Ruth imparts the story of her impossible, tragic life as a singer in World War Two Germany to Jonas, the two grow closer, finding in one another the will to live.
Fresh from its premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival, To Life! is an uplifting, powerful film about remembering the past and living in the present. It stars legendary German actress and multiple award winner Hannelore Elsner alongside newcomer Max Riemelt.
It features an extraordinary soundtrack of classic Jewish songs, reimagined and re-recorded for this film.
104 MIN / German (English Subtitles)
DIRECTOR — Uwe Janson
CATEGORY — All the Worlds A stage