A film by Christian Petzold
Narrowly escaping her volatile ex-husband, Yella flees her small hometown in former East Germany for a new life in the West. She finds a promising job with Philipp, a handsome business executive with whom an unlikely romance soon blossoms. But just as Yella seems poised to realize her dreams, she finds herself haunted by buried truths that threaten to destroy her
newfound happiness. Christian Petzold’s Yella
is a stylish and deliciously suspenseful mystery.
“Nothing Ventured” (50 mins) Documentary by Harun Farocki, an inspiration for “Yella”
Optional English Subtitles
12-page Booklet Featuring German Desire in the Age of Venture Capitalism
, an essay by film scholar Marco Abel
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
* Official Selection, Berlin Film Festival, 2007
2007 / Germany / 89 minutes / 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio (16x9) / German Dolby Digital / English Subtitles
"An enigmatic thriller. The kind of movie that tantalizes the mind."
—Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"A film to be seen and savored. Ms. Hoss provides a performance that is as phenomenal as any I have ever encountered."
—Andrew Sarris, The New York Observer
"An expertly created thriller. Recalls the works of Michael Haneke."
—Martin Tsai, The New York Sun
"A lot of fun!"
—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times