The filmmaker Christian Petzold, who adapted Anna Seghers’s Transit (NYRB Classics) to screen in 2018, is coming out with a new movie this year called Afire. The film is set in a beach town in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, birthplace of the author Uwe Johnson and a key location in his masterwork, Anniversaries, which was published by NYRB Classics in 2018.
Afire includes a hilarious reference to Uwe Johnson during its runtime, and to celebrate, we’re partnering with Sideshow and Janus Films for a special giveaway. Email email@example.com with the subject line “Anniversaries Afire” for a chance to win a free copy of the first volume of Johnson’s Anniversaries along with a movie poster signed by Petzold.
The giveaway will end this Sunday, July 23, at midnight ET. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to be eligible.