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Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert

Margarethe VON TROTTA

  • Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria
  • 2023
  • 114min
  • 15 +
  • DCP
  • color

Korean Premiere

SYNOPSIS

The remarkable and charismatic Ingeborg Bachmann has conquered the male-dominated bastion of German-language literature with her poetry. Though still young, Bachmann is at the peak of her career. Her relationship with Max Frisch is passionate, but professional friction begins to disrupt the harmony. 

PROGRAM NOTE

Ingeborg Bachmann was a lover of Max Frisch, a Swiss playwright. However, the relationship led to catastrophe, causing Bachmann severe trauma. Meanwhile, she meets Adolf Opel, an Austrian film director and a playwright. Opel proposes to travel to the Egyptian desert with him, where Bachmann regains her true identity as a woman and a writer. Also, it becomes an important motif in her work. The film lists and intersects the series of episodes that could be Bachmann's autobiography in a non-chronological, non-linear way.
The audience meets three different bodies in the film. One is Bachmann's, with infinite curiosity and passion desiring to expand endlessly toward the world. The other is Max Frisch's selfish, stubborn, and heavy body, which is jealous of the liveliness she oozes out and tries to control Bachmann's. The last one is Adolf Opel's, which helps the traumatized body squeezed by the heft of Max's and guides her to go over all the oppressive boundaries and expand toward a bigger world. The relationship that those three weave together questions us about what true love is. [LEE Kyung-mi]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
220 2023-08-26 | 15:30 - 17:24 PE
507 2023-08-29 | 14:00 - 15:54 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7

Director

  • Margarethe VON TROTTA

    Margarethe Von Trotta is a German director, and scriptwriter called the "leading force" of the New German Cinema movement. In 1975, with Volker Schlöndorff, she co-wrote and co-directed The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum to critical acclaim.

     

Credit

  • ProducerKatrin RENZ, Bady MINCK, Bettina BROKEMPER, Alexander DUMREICHER-IVANCEANU
  • Cast Vicky KRIEPS, Ronald ZEHRFELD, Tobias RESCH, Basil EIDENBENZ
  • Screenwriter Margarethe VON TROTTA
  • Cinematographer Martin GSCHLACHT
  • Editor Hansjorg WEISSBRICH
  • Sound Jacques KIEFFER, Gina KELLER
  • Production Design Su ERDT

CONTACT

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