Sat down this evening to watch a film I had hoped to catch in the cinema but didn’t. Goodbye Lenin tells the story of Alex, a young man growing up in East Berlin whose mother falls in a coma after a heart attack. She wakes a number of months later but East Germany she knows has disappeared with the fall of the Berlin wall. Alex needs to keep the awful truth from her as any shock could give her another heart attack. The film strikes a great tone through moments of genuine comedy, the family dynamic and what we perceive others to be able to handle. I’d recommend catching it on DVD if you get the chance.