Merkel

    • Eva Weber
    • United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany
    • 2022
    • 97 min
    • European Premiere
    • Frontlight
    A pastor’s daughter who grew up behind the iron curtain in the former DDR (East Germany), Merkel re-invented herself after the fall of the Berlin Wall to become TIME Person of the Year in 2015, often outsmarting and outstaying her male opponents. But despite her historic 16-year Chancellorship of Germany, very little is known about her. Using vast archive materials and interviews with those who know her – friends, journalists, political allies, and critics – the film offers a thoughtful re- examination of her life and career from both a domestic and international perspective, told with humor, subtlety, and poignancy befitting of its subject.

    Credits

    Director
    Eva Weber
    Production
    Eva Weber for Odd Girl Out Productions, Sonja Henrici for Sonja Henrici Creates

    Contact

    World Sales
    Jason Ishikawa for Cinetic Media
    Festival Handling
    Jason Ishikawa for Cinetic Media

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    Available versions
    DCP, color / black and white

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