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SCHLINGENSIEF – IN DAS SCHWEIGEN HINEINSCHREIEN
Image of movie Schlingensief - In das Schweigen hineinschreien
Image of movie Schlingensief - In das Schweigen hineinschreien
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Schlingensief - In das Schweigen hineinschreien

Schlingensief - A Voice that Shook the Silence
Bettina Böhler
Germany 2020
124min
OV w/ EN subtitles

Bettina Böhler’s intense, extremely entertaining, and moving portrait of a suitably loud artist focuses on Christoph Schlingensief as a family person, whose work dealt with his relationship to his parents and his relationship to Germany in equal measure. The film traces his development from being a pubescent filmmaker with an artistic bloodlust to his period as a revolutionary stage director in Berlin and Bayreuth, finally advancing to become Germany’s “national artist”, purportedly venerated by all and invited to create the German Pavilion for the 2011 Venice Biennale. The film explores Schlingensief’s untiring and ultimately inexhaustible love–hate relationship with Germany, its high culture, and petite-bourgeoisie sentiments – which he attributed to himself more than anyone else – via scenes of East Germans being made into sausages, shouts of “Kill Helmut Kohl!” (a legendary performance at documenta X) and an attempt to rehabilitate Richard Wagner with “Parsifal”. Even those already aware of this artist’s most peculiar universe will be surprised by this newly discovered footage.

In the presence of Bettina Böhler, Irene von Alberti (producer) and Frieder Schlaich (Producer).

Bettina Böhler: AUF DER SUCHE NACH INGMAR BERGMAN (2018, Ko-Regie) 

Credits
  • Christoph Schlingensief
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Corinna Harfouch
  • Margit Carstensen
  • Irm Hermann
  • Volker Spengler
  • Alfred Edel
  • Udo Kier
  • Sophie Rois
  • Bernhard Schütz
  • Kerstin Grassmann
  • Helge Schneider
  • Dietrich Kuhlbrodt
  • Bettina Böhler
  • Daniel Iribarren
  • Adrian Baumeister
  • Bettina Böhler
  • Helge Schneider
Filmgalerie 451

Filmgalerie 451

Stadtkino Filmverleih
DCP
Farbe/SW
Fri 23 Oct
17:15
Gartenbaukino
OV w/ EN subtitles
Sun 25 Oct
12:30
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
OV w/ EN subtitles
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