The first screening of the new year is a brilliantly made documentary film about the love of German cinema, a voyage of discovery  through 100 years of German film

2009, 107 min., dir. Michael Althen, Hans Helmut Prinzler, German with English subtitles

DATE: 19 January

TIME: 17h00

VENUE: Howard College, MTB North Wing, 1st Floor, German Programme, Media Room F251

About the film:
Ten leading figures from the German film industry talk about the art and history of their national cinema in this documentary. Actor Hanns Zischler, cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, screenwriter Wolfgang Kohlhaase and acclaimed German directors Doris Doerrie, Andreas Dresen, Dominik Graf, Caroline Link, Christian Petzold, Tom Tykwer and Wim Wenders each talk about their favourite German movies, and their discussion serves as a springboard for a look at various aspects of the nation’s identity on film — the silent era, the years as a divided nation, comedy versus drama, classic style and the rise of the new wave, and m Eye to Eye charts the great moments of German cinematic history. Unforgettable images are paraded before our eyes and make us feel like watching the classics again. Thus, layer by layer, the film uncovers what so often has obscured our view of German film history. Eye to Eye is an homage to what we love about German cinemauch more. The film was written and directed by film scholar Michael Althen and Hans Helmut Prinzler, former director of the Berlin Film Museum.

For more details please contact: 

Dr Marion Pape
German Studies
University of KwaZulu-Natal
School of Arts
Durban, 4041
Tel: 0027-31-260 1086 / 2380
Fax: 0027-31-260 1242

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