Modern Cinema. Film in the Weimar Republic
The joint exhibition developed by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen and the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn presents the cinema of the Weimar Republic. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first German Republic, the links between cinema and everyday culture, the artistic and technical innovations of the film industry of the time, and the emergence of film criticism and theory in the 1920s will be examined from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Like no other art form, cinema reflected the spirit of the modern era: fashion and sports, mobility and urban life, gender issues and the emergence of psychoanalysis characterize the films of the period, which would have a profound influence on international film aesthetics.
After the first venue in Bonn, the exhibition—newly adapted for Berlin—also sheds light on the work of women behind the camera, who have frequently fallen into oblivion. The exhibition presents twenty-one women professionals within the film industry who played decisive roles as producers, directors, screenwriters, or set designers.
The majority of the generously staged exhibits are derived from the holdings of the Deutsche Kinemathek; many are being shown to the public for the first time. They are complemented by loans from the fields of art, design, and architecture from Germany and abroad.