Why German Anti-Fascist Film ‘And Tomorrow The Entire World’ Couldn’t Be a Period Piece (Video)

Why German Anti-Fascist Film ‘And Tomorrow The Entire World’ Couldn’t Be a Period Piece (Video)
Julia von Heinz, director of the German film “And Tomorrow The Entire World,” grew up in the 1990s as a political activist fighting against anti-fascism. And though she wanted to make a personal film about her own experience, the political climate changed so dramatically in Germany over the last few years that she realized the story demanded a modern update.

Heinz told Steve Pond as part of TheWrap’s Awards and International Screening Series that when she initially pitched her film, she couldn’t find financing because it was a period drama. But the current situation in Germany — not to mention the Trump administration in the U.S. — forced her hand to overhaul the story and make it as urgent and timely as possible.

“Why would I make films about the ’90s?” Heinz said. “I had the feeling now where I can’t do only entertaining films or films to escape from the world.
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