Margarethe von Trotta’s strong women

Margarethe von Trotta at Two Riversides. The German director will be the heroine of this year’s non-Polish retrospective.

First she became the face of the New German Cinema, then she was compared to Ingmar Bergman, and finally she was hailed as “the most important feminist in the world of film.” Regardless of how one might describe her, though, there is no doubt that Margarethe von Trotta is one of the leading female directors of the 20th century.

Margarethe von Trotta usually talks about strong, distinct women who often did a lot for Germany and for the world. Apart from the story of Katarzyna Blum, Two Riversides also brings you the story of a famous German-Jewish philosopher (“Hannah Arendt”), of a well-known Franconian Benedictine (“Vision: From the Life of Hildegard Von Bingen”), and also take a closer look at an influential labour movement activist (“Rosa Luxemburg”). Even though the heroines of “The Promise,” “Sisters, or The Balance of Happiness,” and “I Am the Other Woman” are fictional, their stories are equally dramatic.

This year’s festival will also feature a premiere screening of von Trotta’s newest film “The Misplaced World.” The Two Riversides audience will be the first in Poland to see the film.

The 9th edition of the Two Riversides Film and Art Festival will last from the 1st to the 9th of August. See you in Kazimierz Dolny and Janowiec!

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© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow