EUFF Classics: Good Bye Lenin!
The Royal Cinema
608 College St
European Union Film Festival
Directed by Wolfgang Becker | Germany, 121 min, Language: German October 1989. In East Berlin, Alex’ mother, a staunch socialist, falls into a coma only to wake up after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Will her weak heart withstand the triumph of capitalism in her beloved country? To save his mother, Alex transforms the family apartment into an island of the past, a kind of socialist museum where his mother is lovingly duped into believing that nothing has changed. What begins as a little white lie gets out of hand as mum wants to watch TV and even leaves her bed one day... In a wonderful, touching and comic manner, the multi-award-winning Good Bye Lenin! tells the story of how a loving son tries to move mountains to restore his mother to health - and keep her in the belief that Lenin really did win after all.
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