The Sun Island documents the life and professional career of Thomas Elsaesser's grandfather, Martin Elsaesser (1884-1957), who was architect and chief city planner in Frankfurt from 1925 to 1932.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between Elsaesser and Erica Carter.

Organised by Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, this event is supported by the Goethe-Institut and the German Screen Studies Network. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite here.