Previously at the ICA - Films
9 Mar 2011
"A memorable, moving experience... Rosa Luxemburg captures the inextinguishable spirit of that remarkable woman with verve and imagination" San Francisco Chronicle
Cannes Palme D'Or nominee and Best Actress winner (for Barbara Sukowa's luminous performance), this is a sweeping biopic of radical socialist Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), who struggled for revolution in Poland and democracy in Germany. From protests to war and love affairs to jail sentences, the film brilliantly captures the charisma and constant idealism of one of the 20th century's great political icons.
Screening followed by a Q&A with director Margarethe von Trotta.
Birds Eye View Filmmaker Focus: Margarethe von Trotta
A leading force of Germany's New Wave and the country's pre-eminent 20th century director, von Trotta won top international film awards in each of the last three decades and still produces some of her best work today. The Filmmaker Focus is supported by Verso and the Goethe Institute and is included as part of BEV 2011's International Women's Day centenary celebrations.
Supported by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Germany) and Karl Dietz Verlag (Berlin).
Dir Margarethe von Trotta, Germany, 1986, 123min