Nominated for the 2019 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Achievement in Cinematography.
From the director of Academy Award winner The Lives of Others, comes another gripping drama about individuals caught up in the sweep of history. 'Never Look Away' is the decades-long tale of an artist who must confront and grapple with the realities of creation under Nazism and socialism, where truth and art have the force of life and death.
Despite an epic historical canvas, 'Never Look Away' is painted with detailed psychological insight into characters from every section of society. Anyone familiar with the greats of post-War German art – from Gerhard Richter to Joseph Beuys – will be electrified by seeing their world brought to the screen with their lucid visual flair.
★★★★ "Affecting melodrama." Mark Kermode's film of the week
★★★★★ "Magically enigmatic." Nigel Andrews, Financial Times