Golden Years

NR / 92min


Lark Theater Fri, May 17 1:40 PM
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Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2022
Original Langauge:German
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Barbara Kulcsar
Cast:Esther Gemsch, Stefan Kurt, Ueli Jäggi
Screenwriter:Petra Biondina Volpe
Music By:Carsten Meyer




Alice and Peter are celebrating their retirement -- and with it, a new phase in their lives. However, shortly after the couple's retirement party, a sudden tragedy befalls Alice's best friend Magalie. Peter, sympathetic to the suffering of Magalie's widower, Heinz, invites him on the retirement cruise their children gave them. Alice had hoped this trip would infuse fresh life into their marriage, but instead of enjoying their time together, they find themselves drifting further apart. Disappointed and hurt, Alice doesn't reboard the cruise ship during a shore excursion and instead embarks on a journey of self-discovery, taking her across Southern Europe and bringing her into a community of older people finding joy outside traditional notions of gender, marriage, and the later years of one's life.

... a tender and thoughtful examination of aging, companionship, and personal fulfillment that resonates across cultural boundaries. - Tom Jorgenson, Cinemalogue

A witty, warm and life-affirming delight. - Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru