Never Look Away

Tom Schilling paints

  The Lives of Others director atones for The Tourist with an era-straddling epic about about art and love   I was talking to a journalist friend of mine a couple of weeks ago, about Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck‚Äôs new film. He recalled interviewing the director around the time of his triumphant debut, The Lives of Others. Von Donnersmarck, he said, was almost hyperventilating with the excitement of having been approached to direct a Hollywood caper with big stars, budgets, etc.   That film turned out to be The Tourist, a vanity project for Angelina Jolie and (to a lesser extent) co-star Johnny Depp, written and re-written so many times (including by Downton … Read more