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<i>Salome</i>. 1971. West Germany. Directed by Werner Schroeter. Image courtesy Filmmuseum München
  • Salome

    1971. West Germany. Werner Schroeter. 81 min.

  • Salome’s Dance

    1968. West Germany. Werner Schroeter. 4 min.

Monday, May 28, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Salome

    1971. West Germany. Directed by Werner Schroeter. With Mascha Elm-Rabben, Magdalena Montezuma, Ellen Umlauf. Schroeter's virtuosic staging of the Oscar Wilde tragedy is a complex montage of image and sound, filmed on the grand steps of Baalbeck, the ancient Roman temple in Lebanon, and interweaving Lebanese and German folk songs with the music of Verdi, Wagner, Strauss, Mozart, Bellini, and Donizetti. Elfi Mikesch, the cinematographer of Schroeter’s later films, designed the film’s sumptuous costumes. A contemporary critic for Le Monde wrote admiringly of Schroeter’s depiction of "the deadly struggle between dark Christian morality and luminous paganism.“ Digital preservation. In German; English subtitles. 81 min.

  • Salome’s Dance

    1968. West Germany. Directed by Werner Schroeter. An early 8mm film (digitally preserved) in which Carla Aulaulu does a burlesque of Salome’s Dance of the Seven Veils. 4 min.

In the Film exhibition Werner Schroeter

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