London, SW1Y 5AH United Kingdom
The screening and director Q&A was originally part of the 2011 Birds Eye View Film Festival programme.
This special private screening event is free, but there is limited capacity so please RSVP by Friday 8 April with your name and any guests.
To celebrate the publication of The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg, inaugurating Verso's major new translation project The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Birds Eye View Film Festival will be screening a 20th century classic chronicling the life of Rosa Luxemburg.
Cannes Palme D'Or nominee and Best Actress winner (for Barbara Sukowa's luminous performance), this is a sweeping biopic of radical socialist Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), who struggled for revolution in Poland and democracy in Germany. From protests to war and love affairs to jail sentences, the film brilliantly captures the charisma and constant idealism of one of the 20th century's great political icons.
Screening followed by an exclusive discussion event with Margarethe von Trotta. A leading force of Germany's New Wave and the country's pre-eminent director of the 20th century, von Trotta won top international awards in each of the last four decades. Beginning her career as an actress in films by Fassbinder and Schlondorff (among others), her work as a director includes The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (German Film Award - Gold, 1976), The German Sisters (Venice Golden Lion, 1981), Friends and Husbands (Berlin Golden Bear nominee & OCIC Award, 1983), The Long Silence (Montreal Jury and Audience Prizes, 1993) and Rosenstrasse (Venice UNICEF Award, 2003).
This special filmmaker focus includes von Trotta's latest film Vision and the classic Rosa Luxemburg, plus a rare discussion event with the director.
Made possible with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.