Film Restored – Opening and Screening ‘Palermo oder Wolfsburg’ (Palermo or Wolfsburg)Back to calendar
The sixth edition of the Film Heritage Festival will open with a short welcoming speech by Dr. Rainer Rother, Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kinemathek.
‘Palermo oder Wolfsburg’ (Palermo or Wolfsburg)
FRG, CH 1980, Director: Werner Schroeter
Original with English subtitles
Original format: 35 mm, 1:1.66, color
Screening print: DCP, 180 min, Deutsche Kinemathek
This film follows a young man named Nicola who leaves Sicily to work at the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg. He falls in love with Brigitte, which helps him survive the xenophobic humiliations he suffers as a guest worker. But when she deserts him, a toxic mix of aggrieved honor, loneliness, and alienation explodes. Awarded the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear, Werner Schroeter’s epic film combines documentary-like passages with operatic scenes to shine a satirical light on Germany and its work ethic.
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