The German Sisters (Die bleierne Zeit)

Dir: Margarethe von Trotta

Germany

1981

107 mins

15

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28/11/2018

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19/11/2018

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Bristol

Bedford Players Trust

17/01/2019

- 17/01/2019

Bedford

Broadway Cinema

18/02/2019

- 18/02/2019

Nottingham

The Courtyard

17/03/2019

- 17/03/2019

Hereford

Classic Cinema Club Ealing

08/03/2019

- 08/03/2019

Firstsite

02/02/2019

- 02/02/2019

Colchester

Glasgow Film Festival

18/02/2019

- 19/02/2019

Glasgow

The Poly

31/01/2019

- 31/01/2019

Falmouth

Triskel Arts Centre

28/11/2018

- 28/11/2018

Cork

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

10/01/2019

- 10/01/2019

Dundee

Eden Court Theatre

29/01/2019

- 29/01/2019

Filmhouse

25/11/2018

- 25/11/2018

Edinburgh

HOME

16/01/2019

- 16/01/2019

Manchester

Hyde Park Picture House

10/03/2019

- 10/03/2019

Leeds

Showroom Workstation

10/12/2018

- 10/12/2018

Sheffield

The Forum (Hexham)

25/03/2019

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Hexham

ICA

23/03/2019

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Westminster,

London

Queen's Film Theatre

22/11/2018

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19/11/2018

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Cast:

Jutta Lampe, Barbara Sukowa, Rüdiger Vogler

Justly considered one of the classics of the New German Cinema movement, The German Sisters tells a prescient and intimate story of Germany. Based on the real life story of the Enslein sisters, it is the purest expression of Margarethe Von Trotta’s combination of the personal and the political.

Two sisters take diverging paths to emancipation in West Germany. Juliane (Jutta Lampe) is a feminist journalist, arguing for abortion rights; Marianne (Barbara Sukowa) a terrorist revolutionary in a Baader-Meinhof style group. As Marianne’s political activism becomes more dangerous, Juliane is torn between her politics and the need to protect her sister and family. But when Marianne is imprisoned, Juliane is forced to confront the realities and harsh power of the state.

Exploring the aftereffects of Nazism in contemporary German society, The German Sisters is as searching on a personal level as it is on the political costs of revolution. Von Trotta’s first collaboration with her muse Barbara Sukowa (who starred in six more of von Trotta features, it was selected by Ingmar Bergman as one of his favourite films of all time.

We’ve commissioned new writing on the influence and importance of Margarethe von Trotta from academics, curators and writers from different generations. Read them here. 
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DCP, Blu-ray & DVD

Distributor

Independent Cinema Office (ICO)

Terms

35% / £100MG plus film transport

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