Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen
Event Room, 4th floor
Admission free


Saturday, February 9, 2013, 6 p.m.
Curatorial Board on the Film Programme

This year’s Retrospective "The Weimar Touch" is devoted to how cinema from the Weimar Republic influenced international filmmaking after 1933. It focuses on the through lines, reciprocal interplay and transformations displayed especially in the films of German-speaking emigrants up through the 1950s.
Weimar cinema between 1918 and 1933 was characterized by a high level of artistic diversity. It created forms and genres that enjoyed international respect and recognition. After the Nazis seized power, Weimar-era filmmakers brought this legacy to bear on the unfamiliar cinema of their countries of exile – in Hungary, France, Britain, the Netherlands, Portugal or the USA.
In this panel discussion, the films in the Retrospective will be introduced by the members of the Curatorial Board, Rainer Rother (Section Director of the Retrospective and Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kinemathek), Rajendra Roy (Chief Curator of Film at MoMA), Laurence Kardish (former Senior Curator of Film at MoMA), Connie Betz (Deutsche Kinemathek, Programme Coordinator Retrospective), and Hans-Michael Bock (Cinegraph, Hamburg).

In Englisch

Monday, February 11, 2013, 3 p.m.
GoodFellas: Petzold und Will über Film, Musik und Martin Scorsese

Horst Peter Koll, editor-in-chief of Film-Dienst magazine, talks to director Christian Petzold and composer Stefan Will. Co-sponsored by Film-Dienst

In German

Monday, February 11, 2013, 18 Uhr
Als die Silhouetten laufen lernten: Lotte Reinigers Trickfilmkunst

Documentary about filmmaker Lotte Reiniger, presented by director Susanne Marschall.

In German

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 6 p.m.
Homage to Claude Lanzmann
Ulrich Gregor in conversation with Claude Lanzmann

French director Claude Lanzmann is one of the greatest documentarians of the genocide of Europe’s Jews. And, as the 87-year old director revealed in his much-lauded autobiography, he is himself also a witness to 20th century history. He has been a fighter in the communist resistance to the Nazis, a journalist, and a friend of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Even today, he remains the publisher of France’s best-known philosophy magazine, Les Temps Modernes and a formidable figure. His nine-and-a-half hour documentary SHOAH (France 1985) has gone down in film history as an unparalleled masterpiece of commemorative culture.
The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival Homage is dedicated to French director and producer Claude Lanzmann and he will be presented with an Honorary Golden Bear for his life’s work.

In French with English Translation


Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6 p.m.
Gerhard Lamprecht:
Regisseur, Sammler, Filmhistoriker, Begründer der Deutschen Kinemathek

​Introduction of the archival project and some films by students of the dffb.
With Martin Koerber, Jan Schütte and others

In German

Friday, February 15, 2013, 6 p.m.
Filmerbe Studentenfilm?
Das Archiv der dffb in der Deutschen Kinemathek

​Introduction of the archival project and some films by students of the dffb.
With Martin Koerber, Jan Schütte and others

In German

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