Germany 2013; Director: Dieter Reifarth; free from 0 years; 117 min - Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe from 1929/30 is considered an icon of modern architecture. A documen-tary now traces his history and that of a Jewish family: the Tugendhat family, the first inhabit-ants. Against the background of the political catastrophes of the 20th century, the film tells of the personal experiences of the inhabitants and users of this unique house.
The Black Cat
USA 1934; Director: Edgar G. Ulmer with Boris Karloff, Béla Lugosi, 65 min - A young couple gets caught by two eerie, fascinating men. Breathtaking film sets influenced by the Bauhaus, but also the style of New Objectivity, which makes the plot of occult machinations appear even more monstrous.
Bauhaus - Model and Mythos
Germany 1998 - Director: Dr. Kerstin Stutterheim and Niels Bolbrinker; free from 0 years; 117 min - The cradle of modern architecture and "industrial design" stood in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin until 1933. But the term "Bauhaus" not only stands for the building, it also stands for the artistic work of important artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee or Oskar Schlemmer. "Bauhaus" means a radical new beginning in design after 1918 and investigates the question of the position of art and architecture in society.
Away from all Suns – Constructivism in Moscow
Germany 2016; Director: Isa Willinger, 75 Min - Objectivity and functional aesthetics, building filled with radicalism and hope, these were the ideas of socialist housing construction in Rus-sia in the early 1920s. The few remaining architectures are dynamic, functional, collectivist and keen to experiment. "The short period of hope is consciously erased from our memories." What is life like behind the dilapidated and forgotten, formerly avant-garde walls of today? Constructivism and Futurism embody long-forgotten and unwanted times, a struggle has now broken out between the inhabitants, the artists, the architects for preservation, appreciation, against decay and forgetting.
Käthe Kollwitz – Images of a Life
GDR 1986/1987; Director: Ralf Kirsten with Jutta Wachowiak, Fred Düren; 96 Min- DEFA portrait of the artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), who was always close to the social move-ments. Beyond a series of stations in life, the film wants to trace their artificial impulse and relate it to the political events of the 20th century. Kollwitz grew up in Königsberg and studied in Berlin, where she lived in the former working-class district of Prenzlauer Berg. She produc-es graphics and sculptures and teaches at the Berlin School of Art. In the First World War she loses her son and becomes a radical pacifist. In 1932 she signs an appeal against the National Socialists and is expelled from the Academy of the Arts after taking power. She dies shortly before the end of the Second World War.
Max Beckmann – Departure
Germany 2013; Director: Michael Trabitzsch; 97 Min - The film about the famous painter Max Beckmann, who was decisively influenced by the madness of the war in the creation of his masterpieces. His numerous self-portraits are often an expression of strong human feelings such as vanity, contriteness, hunger for life and fear of death. He was often ahead of his time, for example with his work "Abschied" ("Farewell"), in which he points out the grave threats posed by National Socialism. Trabitzsch approaches this special artist by means of moving pictures, some of which were also created at original show places. Beckmann's private dia-ries and letters were also used to create a comprehensive portrait.
George Grozß in America - Beautiful in the Labyrinth
Germany 1992; Director: Norbert Bunge, Christine Fischer-Defoy with Anne Hamburger, George Wyland, 97 Min - George Grosz, born 26 July in Berlin, biting draughtsman and paint-er of the'Face of the Ruling Class', enfant terrible of the 1920s, accused of pornography and blasphemy, was one of the most popular visual artists of the Weimar Republic. It is hardly known that Grosz spent half of his artistically productive life in the USA before returning to Berlin in 1959. Like hardly any other visual artist, Grosz has also left behind a literary work that expresses his own situation in poems and letters: his contradictory path from a committed communist artist of the 1920s to a scepticism of any'ideology of world improvement' and of the effect of art in general is expressed in it as much as his reckoning with his former political friends. In view of the changes in world politics in recent years, George Grosz's texts are once again becoming more topical.
Paul Klee - The Tunis trip
Switzerland 2007; Director: Bruno Moll; /6 Min - Die Tunisreise is a journey to the Orient, unit-ing two artists who encounter each other's world with open and alert senses. Bruno Moll trav-els to Tunis, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Hammamet and Kairouan. The view is shaped by direc-tor Nacer Khemir, who as a world traveller creates mediation between Orient and Occident. We immerse ourselves in Paul Klee's pictorial and design elements, learn about his journey and the view of Tunisia from a time when the country was not a tourist destination. Nacer Khemir accompanies the viewer to the sites that characterise Tunisia and of which Klee has recorded many. The connection between the European and the Maghrebian view allows us to immerse ourselves in the Arab world. "Art does not reflect the visible, but makes it visible," was a credo of the painter, draughtsman and graphic artist Paul Klee. The trip to Tunis to-gether with August Macke in 1914 became a turning point in art, a new colouring and reduced forms.
D 1931; Director: Fritz Lang with Peter Lorre, Gustaf Gründgens; 117 min - Fritz Lang's clas-sic thriller with Peter Lorre as a psychopathic child murderer, whose crimes frighten a city. The underworld feels disturbed by the constant police controls and even blows to hunt the murderer. In the attic of an office building, the guards track him down and bring him to a tri-bunal. At the last second, the police can stop the lynch lawsuit.