Manchester shows post-Wall women’s films
This month we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall, a momentous event which profoundly changed the face of Europe and had a lasting effect on contemporary politics. To mark this occasion HOME Manchester is showing a mini season of post-Wall women’s films on 24 and 26 November. Please come along and join us for these fabulous film and speaker events:
SUNDAY, 24 November 2019, 18.10
The Promise (1994), d. Margarethe von Trotta. With an introduction by Professor Erica Carter (Kings College).
This screening links with HOME’s recent Margarethe von Trotta season, which spotlighted Germany’s leading feminist film director. The Promise chronicles the lives of five East Berlin youngsters from their escape to West Berlin to re-unification.
TUESDAY, 26 November 2019, 18.10
Never Sleep Again (1992), d. Pia Frankenberg. With a post-screening Q&A with the director.
Frankenberg’s film follows three women friends on a magical odyssey through post-unification Berlin. The dilapidated sites of the former World War II and Cold War frontier city become a place for sheer endless personal experimentation, where the women begin to dramatically reconfigure their lives.
Supported by the Goethe Institute London and German Studies / Manchester University.
The Guardian covered the event in a recent piece, which contained an interview with director Pia Frankenberg last week here.