Previously at the ICA - Films
10 Mar 2011
'I'll be the first woman,' says Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th-century Benedictine who proclaimed her right to preach the gospel. Christian mystic, composer, philosopher, playwright, physician, poet, scientist and ecological activist – her revolutionary humanism laid a path for European women out of the darkness and into the era of science and enlightenment. Inspirational and visionary, Hildegard (1098-1179) is the perfect subject for German powerhouse Margarethe von Trotte's latest project, starring celebrated actress and regular collaborator Barbara Sukowa.
Screening preceded by an introduction 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.
Dir Margarethe von Trotta, Germany, 2009, 111min