Monday, May 21, 2012
Angell Auditorum A
GERMAN FILM INSTITUTE <br>The Cinema of Crisis: German Film 1928-1936Directed by Marie Harder. Written by Herbert Rosenfeld. With Hermann Vallentin, Anna Sten, Ivan Kowal-Samborski, Wolfgang Zilzer. In this realistic, unsentimental portrait of Germany’s dire economic situation, a middle-aged payroll clerk loses his job due to technological advances and, unable to find another, descends into despair. The film’s director, Marie Harder, was one of only a few women directors of the time and was also the head of the German Social Democratic Film Office. She made only two known films before her accidental death in exile in Mexico in 1936.
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35mm, 68 min.
German Film Institute pages