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Hull Independent Cinema: NEVER LOOK AWAY

22/08/2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:40 pm

£5 – £7

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An epic, sweeping drama spanning three decades of German history, and loosely based on the life of visual artist Gerhard Richter. When Richter flees the communist regime to West Germany, he becomes part of an exciting new art movement but remains haunted by the experiences of his youth in the Nazi years and by the love he lost in East Berlin.

NEVER LOOK AWAY | Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarch | 2018 | Germany/Italy | Cert 15 | 189 mins | German language with English subtitles


A sweeping romantic historical drama, NEVER LOOK AWAY follows thirty years in the life of a great artist – loosely based on Gerhard Richter, one of the 20th century’s most admired visual artists – played by Tom Schilling (Woman in Gold, Generation War). The film goes from a childhood witnessing Nazi Germany, to post-war East Berlin, where he falls in love with a young woman (Paula Beer, Frantz, The Dark Valley, Transit) whose father is an ex-Nazi murderer in hiding (Sebastian Koch, The Lives of Others, Homeland, Blackbook), escaping to the West at the time of the Berlin Wall, and ultimately being part of the exciting new movement in contemporary art.

Starring Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer

Awards and Reviews

Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography – 2019 Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, 2019 Golden Globes
Venice Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival Offical Selections

“The title of “Never Look Away” is deliciously ironic: This is one of the most mesmerizing, compulsively watchable films in theatres right now.” – The Washington Post

“Rich as the film may be in aesthetic considerations — very rich indeed — it’s the startling arc of Kurt’s life story that sustains the dramatic narrative.” – Wall Street Journal


NEVER LOOK AWAY is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).


Programme Details

Vue Cinema is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.

7:30pm: Programme starts

10:40pm: Programme ends

The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.

Tickets Terms and Conditions

If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.

If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.

** Please note: Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office or on the door at the Hull Independent Cinema desk in the theatre lobby.  



Vue Hull Princes Quay
Top Deck, Princes Quay Shopping Centre
Hull, HU1 2PQ United Kingdom
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08712 240 240

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