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Shadows Over Time


Private and public interweave in this remarkable tale of one family’s history, through two world wars and beyond.

When Ellie, an artist, invites her estranged mother and grandmother to her first major art exhibition in Berlin, Ellie hopes they will unite as a family again.

Ellie’s paintings are hailed as a brave confrontation of Germany’s tumultuous 20th century, but for her family the paintings reflect more personal matters.

As three generations of women come together for the first time in years, the question becomes not whether they can forget their past, but if they can forgive each other for it.