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GER19 Adam & Evelyn

Based on the popular novel by Ingo Schultz which was translated into more than 10 languages, Adam & Evelyn is the offbeat love story of a tailor and a waitress set on the backdrop of a disintegrating East Germany of 1989.

Adam and Evelyn live in a small town in the provinces of East Germany. When Evelyn realises that Adam is cheating on her, she decides to set off on her own summer holiday to Hungary. Adam decides to follow. What follows is a relationship comedy overflowing with gentle humour. However, this is also accompanied by a subtle exploration into what the end of the GDR was supposed to have marked, as when the frontiers of their country finally fall, Adam and Evelyn are faced with a problematic decision of whether to stay in the East or to leave and make a new life in the West.


  • NOMINATED: Best Film – International Film Critics Week, Venice Film Festival 2018
  • NOMINATED: Best Film – Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria Competition, Zurich Film Festival 2018
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION: Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival 2018
  • NOMINATED: Audience Award – Der Heinrich, Braunschweig International Film Festival 2018


“A beautifully atmospheric film.” - Cineuropa

  • Director  Andreas Goldstein, Jakobine Motz
  • Cast  Lena Lauzemis, Florian Teichtmeister, Anne Kanis
  • Duration  95 min
  • Rating  18+
  • Language  German, Hungarian and French with English subtitles
  • GenreDrama, Romance

Event starts
Tuesday 21 May, 2019
Event Ends
Tuesday 21 May, 2019
Various venues
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