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VFX for new film from Oscar winner

In 2006 director/screenwriter Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck won an Oscar for his chilling DDR drama “The Lives of Others”. Now he returns to the troubled past of Germany with “Never Look Away” (“Werk Ohne Autor”), starring Tom Schilling as an artist and refugee from East Germany, tormented by memories from both Nazi Germany and DDR. When he meets the student Ellie, he is convinced that he has met the love of his life, and begins to create paintings that mirror not only his own fate, but also the traumas of an entire generation.

Goodbye Kansas teams in Stockholm and London delivered plenty of visual effects for the film, including CG bombers and chaff for the scenes of the devastating Dresden bombings during WW2, set extensions and environments showing the aftermath of those bombings, a bus/bridge destruction, a CG umbilical cord for a birth scene and many BS/GS window composites.

The film is in competition at the 2018 Venice Film Festival and has been selected as Germany’s entry for best foreign language film at the 91st Academy Awards.
It will premiere in Germany in October.

Here’s the German trailer for the film, including some of the VFX shots that Goodbye Kansas produced.

Published 3 weeks ago