The personal is political


Often hailed as the world’s leading feminist filmmaker, Margarethe von Trotta (b. 1942 in Berlin) is to thank for some of the most trailblazing films of the past five decades.  One of the most gifted – but often overlooked – directors to come from the New German Cinema movement at the same time as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Werner Herzog, von Trotta has never shied away from topics that resonate with contemporary lives and prompt revolutionary discussions.


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With her work now more topical than ever, audiences around the UK will finally get their chance to enjoy her films on the big screen. 


The essential pieces of New German Cinema that have been selected for the ICO and Studiocanal UK’s tour ‘The Personal is Political – Four films by Margarethe von Trotta’ are The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (image on left),The Second Awakening of Christa Klages, Die bleierne Zeit and Rosa Luxemburg.


The Independent Cinema Office presents this group of films in partnership with London's Goethe-Institut and the German Screen Studies Network.


The list of screenings will be updated here