The Sedona International Film Festival will present the Sedona premiere of “Alone in Berlin” — starring Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson — showing Friday through Thursday, Feb. 3 through 9, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


Two-time Academy Award winner Thompson, three-time Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Gleeson, and Golden Globe nominee Daniel Brühl star in “Alone in Berlin,” a powerfully-moving, true-life drama-thriller set in World War II Berlin, directed by acclaimed actor-turned-filmmaker Vincent Perez.

How did an ordinary, middle-aged couple become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality? This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940.

Otto and Anna Quangel [Gleeson and Thompson] are a working-class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the frontlines, however, everything changes.

They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. But this seemingly small act of subversion rattles the regime, including a police inspector [Brühl] who will not rest until the culprits have been caught.

Based on the bestselling novel “Every Man Dies Alone” by Hans Fallada, “Alone in Berlin” is both a gripping thriller and a stirring ode to resistance.

Showtimes will be 7 p.m. on Friday, Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6 and 7; and 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday,
Feb. 8 and 9.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, call 282-1177.

Both the theater and Film Festival office are located at 2030 W. SR 89A in West Sedona. For more information, visit SedonaFilmFestival.org.