Thursday, October 22, 2009

Effi Briest

Showing at the Chicago International Film Festival: Effi Briest, directed by Hermine Huntgeburth

Synopsis from the Chicago International Film Festival website:

In 19th-century Germany, 17-year-old Effi Briest sees her carefree life disappear when her parents marry her off to a man 20 years her senior. To find respite from her dull domestic existence, she begins an affair with a handsome young officer, but their dalliance carries a high cost... This adaptation of the famous novel approaches the classic story through a post-women's-lib lens, allowing it to transcend costume-drama conventions.

Trailer (in German without subtitles):

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