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MARIANNE AND JULIANE

MARIANNE AND JULIANE

Information on the activity

January 25, 2023 | 19 H 30

Goethe-Institut

Free !

- Film screening followed by a discussion

STILLSTAND - Film Series | Haus-Kino and Film Club

The Goethe-Institut is dedicating a multifaceted online project to the concept of stillness (Stillstand), where this very special state and its subtle poetry are explored in numerous contributions by international artists and authors.

Marianne and Juliane (Die bleierne Zeit)
Germany (BRD), 1980, 107 min.
Director: Margarete von Trotta
With Jutta Lampe, Barbara Sukowa, Rüdiger Vogler


Two women in Germany, two sisters, both were born during the war and grew up during the "leaden times" of the 1950s. Marianne and Juliane fight for social change during the 60s. However their means are totally different.

While Juliane makes her way as a committed journalist, Marianne joins the political underground. After Marianne is arrested and put into jail, Juliane remains her only connection to the outside world. During a holiday in Italy, Juliane learns of Marianne’s sudden death. The “official” cause of death: suicide. However, Juliane is convinced that her sister did not kill herself. Risking losing her material security and her relationship with her boyfriend, Juliane throws herself into isolation to uncover the true circumstances of her sister’s death.

Language: Original with French subtitles.
Free of charge. Suggested Donation: $5.