“SCHLINGENSIEF – A VOICE THAT SHOOK THE SILENCE”: A DOCUMENTARY BY BETTINA BÖHLER

Veröffentlicht am Autor Nachlass Christoph Schlingensief

On 20 August “SCHLINGENSIEF – A Voice that Shook the Silence” will start in the cinema. Screenings with guests, events and retrospectives are planned for the cinema release. Among others, Schlingensief’s own films will be shown. Here you will find the latest dates (more will follow shortly – the calendar will be updated regularly):

Director Christoph Schlingensief’s “Heimat” films, performance art, installations and provocative theatrical, television, operatic and artistic productions shaped the cultural and political discourse in Germany for two decades before his death in 2010 at just 49 years of age.

“SCHLINGENSIEF – A Voice that Shook the Silence” by Bettina Böhler is the first film that attempts to exhaustively document the vast spectrum of this exceptional artist’s oeuvre.

 

SCHLINGENSIEF – IN DAS SCHWEIGEN HINEINSCHREIEN
SCHLINGENSIEF – A Voice that Shook the Silence

 

The film focuses on Christoph Schlingensief as a “family person” (Schlingensief on Schlingensief) who dealt equally with his relationship to his parents and his relationship to Germany in his work. “SCHLINGENSIEF – A Voice that Shook the Silence” traces his development from pubescent filmmaker with an artistic bloodlust to revolutionary stage director in Berlin and Bayreuth, and, ultimately, to Germany’s “national artist,” who was purportedly venerated by all and invited to create the German Pavilion for the 2011 Venice Biennale.

“SCHLINGENSIEF – A Voice that Shook the Silence” explores Schlingensief’s untiring, and ultimately inexhaustible, love-hate relationship to Germany, to its high culture, and to its petite-bourgeoisie sentiments – which he attributed to himself more than anyone else – via scenes of East Germans being made into sausage (Blackest Heart), shouts of “Kill Helmut Kohl!” (documenta X) and an attempt to rehabilitate Wagner (Parsifal).

 

Berlinale – Screening Dates

— Fr, 21.02. / 16:30h / Kino International – Weltpremiere
— Sa, 22.02. / 14:30h / Colosseum 1
— So, 23.02. / 13:15h / CinemaxX 6
— Mi, 26.02. / 13:00h / Cubix 9
— Do, 27.02. / 21:30h / CinemaxX 3

 

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Credits:

Written and directed by:
Bettina Böhler
With
Christoph Schlingensief, Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Volker Spengler, Alfred Edel, Udo Kier, Sophie Rois, Bernhard Schütz, Kerstin Grassmann, Helge Schneider, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Susanne Bredehöft, Tilda Swinton, Artur Albrecht, Achim von Paczenzky, Helga Stöwhase, Sebastian Rudolph and many others
Script
Bettina Böhler
Script Adviser
Angelina Maccarone
Editing
Bettina Böhler
Archival Research and Assistant
Lydia Anemüller
Sound Design
Daniel Iribarren
Sound Mixing
Adrian Baumeister
Music
Helge Schneider
Commissioning Editor
Rolf Bergmann (rbb), Jutta Krug (WDR)
Producers
Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Production
Filmgalerie 451
Co-production
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg and Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Funded by
Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Deutscher Filmförderfonds