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Phoenix
January 2019

An absolute knockout. Powerful. A rich, Hitchcockian tale of mistaken identity.

- Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

Phoenix
January 2019

A rapturous noir thriller, so beautifully made that it comes close to perfect. Nina Hoss is extraordinary.

- Stephanie Zacharek, The Village Voice

Phoenix
January 2019

Breathtaking. Prepare to be floored.

- David Jenkins, Little White Lies

Phoenix
January 2019

Breathtaking. Prepare to be floored.

- David Jenkins, Little White Lies

Phoenix

Phoenix

Date: January 13, 2019

Location: UICA


Nelly, a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound.  After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny, doesn't recognize her.  Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis.  Evoking the shadows and haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation's tragedy and woman's search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax.

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 13th in the UICA theater.

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.

 

Panel Discussion for Phoenix:

Moderator: TBA

Panelist(s): TBA

More about Chiaroscuro's 13th Season:

2019 Series Theme: Fate

Using a variety of narrative, cinematic and thematic devices, each film in the 2019 series explores the idea of fate-destiny, chance, luck, karma, providence, serendipity, what's your idea of fate? 


Reviews

An absolute knockout. Powerful. A rich, Hitchcockian tale of mistaken identity.

- Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

A rapturous noir thriller, so beautifully made that it comes close to perfect. Nina Hoss is extraordinary.

- Stephanie Zacharek, The Village Voice

Breathtaking. Prepare to be floored.

- David Jenkins, Little White Lies

Phoenix Official Trailer

Chiaroscuro thanks our sponsors and community partners:

 
Calvin College 
 
 
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steelcase
 
Swift Printing
 
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