Questioning the economic miracle: The Marriage of Maria Braun
Sunday 4 May 2014,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
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Ticket Desk in Great Court
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Part of a film season exploring life in post-war Germany to accompany the exhibition Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation.
Curated and introduced by Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College.
Married amid the chaos of Germany's defeat, Maria (Hannah Schygulla) soon discovers how to survive and prosper as the post-war 'miracle' gathers momentum.
But her success comes at a bitter price in Fassbinder's richly ironic account of women's role in restoring German fortunes, inspired by his admiration for Hollywood melodrama.
Plus shorts and extracts exploring the new German cinema coming to terms with its parents' experience.
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
West Germany, 1979, 120 mins
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