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Cleo: If I Could Turn Back Time Unclassified 15+
Cleo

Director: Erik Schmitt Country: Germany (2019)
Language: German with English subtitles
Genre: AdventureComedy Themes: Friendship
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The city of Berlin, and its history, star alongside a luminous Marleen Lohse in this playful, joyous and visually inventive story about a magical clock and a young woman’s desire to rewind time.

Lohse (Counterpart) stars as the titular Cleo, an effervescent but emotionally guarded woman struggling to move on from the deaths of her parents: her mother died giving birth to Cleo during the fall of the Berlin Wall, while her beloved father met his fate indulging his daughter’s childish whims. Now an adult, Cleo is convinced she can rewrite the past with a mythical clock and embarks on a lively adventure through time and city to track it down, helped by cheerful stranger Paul, a band of misfits and a historic treasure map.

The feature debut of award-winning short-filmmaker Erik Schmitt, Cleo takes viewers on a wonderfully imaginative and uplifting journey as Cleo and Paul navigate Berlin’s streets and stories, meeting an eccentric cast of characters along the way – from the city’s urban legends to its most famous citizens, past and present. Using eye-popping colour, optical illusions, animation and some splendid cinematography (courtesy of award-winning lenser Johannes Louis), Schmitt weaves a delightful tale about the power of hope and the importance of imagination.

“The colourful streets of modern Berlin play host to a fantastical adventure … a charming central performance from Lohse ensures the route taken is both surprising and memorable.” – Screen International

Tickets

5250
Tue 06 Aug 11:00 am [5250]
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium Assisted Listening100% Subtitles
Past event
5570
Mon 12 Aug 11:00 am [5570]
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium Assisted Listening100% Subtitles
Past event
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Featured Subject
Marleen Lohse
Director
Erik Schmitt
Producer
Fabian Gasmia
Screenwriters
Erik Schmitt, Stefanie Ren
Cinematographer
Johannes Louis
Composer
Johannes Repka
Editor
David J. Rauschning
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Global Screen GmbH

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