Rarely screened outside of Germany, this controversial film depicts the seldom considered role of women in wartime. Based upon an equally controversial memoir (denounced as an ‘affront to German womanhood’ upon release) that was withdrawn soon after publication, it chronicles the life of its anonymous protagonist (superbly played by Nina Hoss) as she endures the collapse of 1945 Berlin to the advancing Red Army. At what price comes the many compromises and ultimate survival? Beautifully filmed and compellingly told – a masterpiece of cinema. 131 mins. Showing Saturday 29th November 5.00pm.