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The Counterfeiters / Breathing at Regent Street Cinema (May 18)

Two excellent films playing back to back at the Regent Street Cinema, part of their Austrian film season. The two films celebrate the actor and director Karl Markovics.

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Double bill celebrating Karl Markovics, the veteran Austrian actor and star of the Academy Award-winning The Counterfeiters and director and writer of his acclaimed debut Breathing. Markovics will attend for a Q&A.

Salomon Sorowitsch is the king of The Counterfeiters. Thanks to his pragmatism and inexhaustible creativity, he enjoys the sunny side of life until he is arrested and transported to Sachsenhausen in 1944.

Breathing is an eloquent and affectionate portray of an incarcerated teenager attempting to win parole by working at a local morgue. Of all things, it is this job – dealing with death – that shows him the path back to life.

Wednesday May 18th 7pm / 9pm

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