Undine, (Water)Mark her words

I discovered Christian Petzold after catching Transit one home cinema evening. I enjoyed how smart the story was and how it challenged me to pay attention. Likewise, with Petzold’s newest Undine, loosely based on the water nymph mythology.
Petzold reteams the unrequited lovers in Transit, actress Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski as well as another actress Maryam Zaree. The trio are all fine actors, Beer winning the best actress category at the Berlin Film Festival when Undine premiered last year.
Undine isn’t a perfect film, needing more music and a quicker pace that would have heightened the emotions, but I enjoyed the premise much more than Transit. Without spoiling the film, my take away on said premise is that people can not be replaced, an idea we need to embrace in our fast paced disposable society.
And here’s a fun debate topic…should one research the premise of a film before viewing?…Get back to me with your thoughts.

By Goldie

Aspiring writer who has retired from the institution of education. I've written plays, three of which have been performed both in Rochester NY and here in Sarasota FL. I also write stand up and obviously, film critique. My comment section does not work, so please email me your comments at irun2eatpizza@hotmail.com

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