Distribution

The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages)

Dir: Margarethe von Trotta

Germany

1978

93 mins

12A

Play Dates

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  • London
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Barbican Centre

06/10/2018

- 06/10/2018

City of London,

London

Broadway Cinema

26/11/2018

- 26/11/2018

Nottingham

Cambridge Film Festival

28/10/2018

- 28/10/2018

Cambridge

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

16/01/2019

- 16/01/2019

Dundee

Filmhouse

24/11/2018

- 24/11/2018

Edinburgh

Firstsite

13/01/2019

- 13/01/2019

Colchester

Glasgow Film Festival

04/02/2019

- 05/02/2019

Glasgow

HOME

10/01/2019

- 10/01/2019

Manchester

Hyde Park Picture House

26/03/2019

- 26/03/2019

Leeds

Picturehouse Central

10/11/2018

- 10/11/2018

Westminster,

London

Queen's Film Theatre

11/11/2018

- 11/11/2018

Belfast

Showroom Workstation

05/12/2018

- 05/12/2018

Sheffield

Triskel Arts Centre

27/11/2018

- 27/11/2018

Cork

Watershed

12/11/2018

- 12/11/2018

Bristol

Barbican Centre

06/10/2018

- 06/10/2018

City of London,

London

Picturehouse Central

10/11/2018

- 10/11/2018

Westminster,

London

Broadway Cinema

26/11/2018

- 26/11/2018

Nottingham

Cambridge Film Festival

28/10/2018

- 28/10/2018

Cambridge

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

16/01/2019

- 16/01/2019

Dundee

Filmhouse

24/11/2018

- 24/11/2018

Edinburgh

Firstsite

13/01/2019

- 13/01/2019

Colchester

Glasgow Film Festival

04/02/2019

- 05/02/2019

Glasgow

Triskel Arts Centre

27/11/2018

- 27/11/2018

Cork

HOME

10/01/2019

- 10/01/2019

Manchester

Hyde Park Picture House

26/03/2019

- 26/03/2019

Leeds

Showroom Workstation

05/12/2018

- 05/12/2018

Sheffield

Queen's Film Theatre

11/11/2018

- 11/11/2018

Belfast

Watershed

12/11/2018

- 12/11/2018

Bristol

Cast:

Tina Engel, Silvia Reize, Katharina Thalbach

Margarethe von Trotta’s solo directorial debut and the film that marked her out as one of the key women writer-directors of the New German Cinema movement, The Second Awakening of Christa Klages is an acutely observed reflection of her favourite theme: the powerful and often mysterious psychic bond among women.

A young woman (Tina Engel) robs a bank to pay for her daughter’s day-care with the help of her lover. On the run, she is pursued by the police and more ambiguously, by the cashier (Katharina Thalbach) she held at gunpoint.

Shot on a shoestring budget, Christa Klages… is one of a handful of contemporary films responding to the events surrounding the contemporary national terrorist collective, the Baader-Meinhof Gang; a topic von Trotta often returned to in her later work. A fascinating and immensely compelling drama, it juxtaposes female relationships and sisterhood with the troubling uses and effects of violence.

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. 
Play Dates

Booking Information

Telephone:
0207 636 7120

Email:
bookings@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

Available Formats

DCP

Distributor

Independent Cinema Office (ICO)

Terms

35% / £100MG (plus transport for DCP)

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