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SCHLINGENSIEF – A Voice that Shook the Silence

a film by Bettina Böhler

SCHLINGENSIEF – A Voice that Shook the Silence

Germany | 2020 | 124:00 min

Original Title:
SCHLINGENSIEF – In das Schweigen hineinschreien

Content Categories

Documentary
Theatrical Rlease April 2, 2020
Synopsis
Director Christoph Schlingensief's 'Heimat' films (Georg Seeßlen), performance art, installations and provocative theatrical, television, operatic and artistic productions shaped the cultural and political discourse in Germany for two decades before his death in 2010 at just 49 years of age.

SCHLINGENSIEF – A Voice that Shook the Silence by Bettina Böhler
is the first film that attempts to exhaustively document the vast spectrum of this exceptional artist's oeuvre.
The film focuses on Christoph Schlingensief as a 'family person' (Schlingensief on Schlingensief) who dealt equally with his relationship to his parents and his relationship to Germany in his work. 'SCHLINGENSIEF – A Voice that Shook the Silence' traces his development from pubescent filmmaker with an artistic bloodlust to revolutionary stage director in Berlin and Bayreuth, and, ultimately, to Germany's 'national artist,' who was purportedly venerated by all and invited to create the German Pavilion for the 2011 Venice Biennale.
'SCHLINGENSIEF – A Voice that Shook the Silence' explores Schlingensief's untiring, and ultimately inexhaustible, love-hate relationship to Germany, to its high culture, and to its petite-bourgeoisie sentiments – which he attributed to himself more than anyone else – via scenes of East Germans being made into sausage (Blackest Heart), shouts of 'Kill Helmut Kohl!' (documenta X) and an attempt to rehabilitate Wagner (Parsifal).

With: Christoph Schlingensief, Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Alfred Edel, Udo Kier, Sophie Rois, Bernhard Schütz, Helge Schneider, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Susanne Bredehöft, Tilda Swinton
Festivals/Awards
2020
70 Berlinale PANORAMAdocuments
nominated for German Film Award — Best Documentary

Bettina Böhler is nominated for German Film Award — Best Editing
Cast and Crew
  • Director Bettina Böhler
  • Producer Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
  • Sound Design Daniel Iribarren
  • Score Helge Schneider
Original Languages

German

Production Company
Filmgalerie 451
Saarbrücker Straße 24, 10405 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 33982800

Fax: +49 30 33982810

info@filmgalerie451.de
http://filmgalerie451.de
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