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Woman with a Movie Camera: Amour fou
Woman with a Movie Camera: Amour fou
WhenThursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 5 – 7 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus room120
Event typesAcademics, Screenings
Event sponsorsDepartment of Germanics
Description

Winter 2017 Film Series:
Woman with a Movie Camera: German Films by Female Directors

Amour fou

(Jessica Hausner, 2014)
Comedy, Drama
1 hour, 36 min
English subtitles

"Romantic comedy" based on the famed double suicide of German Romantic poet and playwright Heinrich von Kleist and Henriette Vogel. Framed in rigid, tableaux-like fashion, the visuals are reminiscent of Vermeer paintings. Long conversations about taxes being levied on everyone, including the aristocracy, anchor the story within its specific time frame and suggest just why the sensitive characters would feel unsuited for the bourgeois high life. 

Coffee and discussion will follow each screening. Open to UW students, faculty, and staff. Series curated by Jasmin Krakenberg (kbergj@uw.edu).

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