One of the final films made in East Germany featuring the great actor Armin Mueller-Stahl – he would later memorably link up with Costa-Gavras in the US for Music Box (1989). In The Flight, he plays a doctor who, when he dutifully follows procedure and applies to travel outside the GDR to attend a conference, is refused permission. Dismayed by the state bureaucracy, he becomes involved with an underground network who promise they can get him out of the country. Given it was made in the East, all does not go to plan.
This screening will be introduced by artist Declan Clarke and will be followed by a post-screening discussion with Declan Clarke and season curator Andy Willis.
Declan Clarke has presented solo exhibitions at Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway and The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. He also co-curated Cornerhouse’s exhibition, Anguish and Enthusiasm: What Do You Do With Your Revolution Once You’ve Got it? and his film The Most Cruel of all Goddesses was presented here at HOME’s opening exhibition, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things in 2014.