Distribution

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum)

Dir: Margarethe von Trotta & Volker Schlöndorff

Germany

1975

106 mins

15

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Barbican Centre

03/10/2018

- 03/10/2018

City of London,

London

Broadway Cinema

10/12/2018

- 10/12/2018

Nottingham

Filmhouse

28/11/2018

- 28/11/2018

Edinburgh

Firstsite

06/01/2019

- 06/01/2019

Colchester

Glasgow Film Festival

07/01/2019

- 08/01/2019

Glasgow

Gulbenkian Cinema

08/03/2019

- 08/03/2019

Canterbury

Picturehouse Central

03/12/2018

- 03/12/2018

Westminster,

London

Pontio

14/11/2018

- 14/11/2018

Bangor

Queen's Film Theatre

05/11/2018

- 05/11/2018

Belfast

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

04/02/2019

- 04/02/2019

Dumfries

Saffron Screen

11/02/2019

- 11/02/2019

Saffron Walden

Showroom Workstation

02/12/2018

- 02/12/2018

Sheffield

The Courtyard

05/03/2019

- 05/03/2019

Hereford

Towner Art Gallery

24/03/2019

- 24/03/2019

Eastbourne

Triskel Arts Centre

26/11/2018

- 26/11/2018

Cork

Tyneside Cinema

01/10/2019

- 01/10/2019

Newcastle upon Tyne

Watershed

05/11/2018

- 05/11/2018

Bristol

Barbican Centre

03/10/2018

- 03/10/2018

City of London,

London

Picturehouse Central

03/12/2018

- 03/12/2018

Westminster,

London

Broadway Cinema

10/12/2018

- 10/12/2018

Nottingham

The Courtyard

05/03/2019

- 05/03/2019

Hereford

Filmhouse

28/11/2018

- 28/11/2018

Edinburgh

Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre

04/02/2019

- 04/02/2019

Dumfries

Firstsite

06/01/2019

- 06/01/2019

Colchester

Glasgow Film Festival

07/01/2019

- 08/01/2019

Glasgow

Pontio

14/11/2018

- 14/11/2018

Bangor

Towner Art Gallery

24/03/2019

- 24/03/2019

Eastbourne

Triskel Arts Centre

26/11/2018

- 26/11/2018

Cork

Gulbenkian Cinema

08/03/2019

- 08/03/2019

Canterbury

Saffron Screen

11/02/2019

- 11/02/2019

Saffron Walden

Queen's Film Theatre

05/11/2018

- 05/11/2018

Belfast

Showroom Workstation

02/12/2018

- 02/12/2018

Sheffield

Tyneside Cinema

01/10/2019

- 01/10/2019

Newcastle upon Tyne

Watershed

05/11/2018

- 05/11/2018

Bristol

Cast:

Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Dieter Laser

A key film of the New German Cinema, The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum tells a profoundly political story set against a climate of fear and paranoia. Young housekeeper Katharina (Angela Winkler) falls for a handsome man at a party. But unbeknownst to her he is an alleged terrorist on the run from the police, and the night they spend together is enough to bring her quiet life into ruins and subject her to police surveillance.

Exploited by cheap newspaper sensationalism, Katharina slowly becomes a wider target, with anonymous phone calls and letters, sexual advances and threats all testing the limits of her dignity and sanity.

Directed by von Trotta with her then-husband Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum), The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum is a powerful yet sensitive adaptation of Heinrich Böll’s controversial novel. A stinging and timely commentary on state power, individual freedoms, the rise of violence and media manipulation, it feels as relevant today as on its original release in 1975.

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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