Margarethe von Trotta—a celebrated filmmaker at the forefront of the New German Cinema movement—will be honored at a ceremony at Deutsches Haus at New York University on Oct. 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Margarethe von Trotta—a celebrated filmmaker at the forefront of the New German Cinema movement—will be honored at a ceremony at Deutsches Haus at New York University on Oct. 9 at 6:00 p.m. and presented with the inaugural Ulfers Foundation Award in recognition of her contributions to promote and highlight German culture and history. This award is endowed with a $5000 grant by renowned scholar Professor Friedrich Ulfers.
The laudatio will be given by screenwriter and faculty member at NYU Tisch Pamela Katz. Stefanie Diekmann, professor of film and media studies at Hildesheim University in Germany, will provide commentary about Margarethe von Trotta’s films.
Margarethe von Trotta’s newest film, Searching for Ingmar Bergman will open theatrically in New York on November 2nd via distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories
About Margarethe von Trotta
Born in Berlin, Margarethe von Trotta is considered one of the leaders of the New German Cinema movement. After studying Germanic and Romance languages in Munich and Paris (where she encountered the Nouvelle Vague and the films of Ingmar Bergman), von Trotta pursued a career in acting, working closely with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Volker Schlöndorff. Starting with her first independent directorial effort, The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978), von Trotta’s filmography lists numerous critically-acclaimed titles, including: Marianne & Juliane (1981), which won the Golden Lion in Venice; Rosa Luxemburg (1986) and Love and Fear (1988) both of which were nominated for the Palme d'Or in Cannes; L‘africana (1990), which was nominated for the Golden Lion in Venice; Rosenstrasse (2003), which earned actor Katja Riemann the Coppa Volpi Award in Venice; and Hannah Arendt (2012), which won the German Film Award. Her first feature documentary Searching for Ingmar Bergman (2018) celebrated its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and will premiere in the U.S. on Oct. 8 at the 56th New York Film Festival.