One of the most spectacular-ever attempts to cross over from the former communist East Germany is recalled in Michael Herbig’s immersive drama. During the most tense times of the Cold War, two families hatched an audacious plan - to sneak over to the west in the dead of night in a home-made hot-air balloon. They spent months fashioning their patchwork escape balloon in secret before embarking on their escape attempt at enormous personal and political risk.
Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland
A outrageous real life escape story which is brought to the screen in brilliantly sense and nerve-shredding style.Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director
Alicia von Rittberg
Filmmakers in Attendance
Schedule & Tickets
|23 Feb 20:30||Sat 23rd Feb 2019||8:30pm||Cineworld|