Music Box Films has announced the release dates of “Young Goethe in Love,” starring Alexander Fehling (“Inglorious Basterds”), “Miriam Stein, Moritz Bleibtreu (“The Baader Meinhof Complex), Volker Bruch (“The Reader”), Blughart KlauBner (“The White Ribbon”) and Henry Hübchen.
The film, written by Alexander Dydyna, Christoph Müller and director Philipp Stolzl, as well as being the official selection of several film festivals including the Seattle, Miami, Florida, Washington, DC, Palm Springs and Scottsdale International Film Festivals and the Atlanta Film Festval and EU Festival in Chicago, will open in Los Angeles and New York November 4, followed by a national release.
Here’s the synopsis of “Young Goethe in Love”:
“Germany 1772 – the young and tumultuous Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Alexander Fehling) aspires to be a poet; but after failing his law exams, he is sent by his father (Henry Huebchen) to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. Unsure of his talent and eager to prove himself, Goethe soon wins the praise and friendship of his superior Kestner (Moritz Bleibtreu). But then Lotte (Miriam Stein) enters his life and nothing is the same as before. However, the young lovers are unaware that her father has already promised Lotte’s hand to another man. Director Phillip Stölzl returns to the very wellspring of Romanticism – Goethe’s loosely autobiographical masterpiece The Sorrows of Young Werther – and conjures up a beguiling and refreshingly innocent period romance.”