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

    1971. West Germany. Werner Schroeter. 61 min.

  • Der Bomberpilot

    1970. West Germany. Werner Schroeter. 65 min.

Sunday, May 27, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Macbeth

    1971. West Germany. Directed by Werner Schroeter. With Magdalena Montezuma, Sigurd Salto, Annette Tirier. Fusing Shakespeare‘s tragedy with the Verdi opera, Schroeter's Macbeth is a fascinating television experiment shot entirely in a studio with several electronic cameras. As Schroeter would recall, "I arranged the Verdi music for a quartet of violin, accordion, piano and oboe, but modeled the rhythms on Argentinian tangos and boleros. The actors sang with horrifying, shrill voices.... The use of video allowed me to produce extraordinary colors.... Of all my films, Macbeth was most unwelcome: Audiences don’t like their Shakespeare to be presented in this way, but I do not differentiate between kitsch and culture...". Digital preservation; courtesy Hessischer Rundfunk. In German; English subtitles. 61 min.

  • Der Bomberpilot

    1970. West Germany. Directed by Werner Schroeter. With Carla Aulaulu, Magdalena Montezuma, Mascha Raben, Schroeter. Schroeter’s first film for German television is a chronicle of Germany from the Nazi era until the economic boom of the 1950s and 1960s, centering on three women who search for a career as singers and dancers. Digital preservation. In German; English subtitles. 65 min.

In the Film exhibition Werner Schroeter

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