Thursday 30th May 2019 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
The elegant post-war drama about dark, romantic entanglements, “The Aftermath” is set in Hamburg in 1945, as British forces sort through the ruins and overtake German property. The wife of a British colonel (Keira Knightley) is arriving in the city to reunite with her estranged husband Lewis (a stern Jason Clarke). Director James Kent’s adaptation of Rhidian Brook’s novel is a sweeping, gorgeous, and even wistful look at the clandestine romance between her and the German architect widower (Alexander Skarsgård), who continues to live in the house waiting to be exonerated as a man of a war crime.
UK/USA/Germany 2019 – Directed by James Kent with Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke – 92 min
Keira Knightley shines in this war-torn love story –TELEGRAPH
The Aftermath delivers extraordinary imagery in tune with an environment both palatial and marred by destruction – INDIEWIRE