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Film Society of Lincoln Center
NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 1991

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL 1991

Panorama
INTERNATIONALE FILMFESTSPIELE BERLIN 1992

ÖSTERREICHISCHE FILMTAGE Wels 1992

JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL 1992

VALLADOLID FILM FESTIVAL 1992

Retrospektive G.W.Pabst
INTERNATIONALE FILMFESTSPIELE BERLIN 1997

 

"This breakthrough documentary explores the strange case of G.W.Pabst, the Austrian filmmaker who was considered a giant of early cinema before his reputation went behind a cloud. The film takes us through his work with Garbo and Louise Brooks, and his making of such classics as PANDORA'S BOX, THE JOYLESS STREET, and THE THREEPENNY OPERA. But this is no ordinary film tribute. For THE OTHER EYE, Hannah Heer and Werner Schmiedel, have evolved a rich visual language new to the documentary field, using an elaborate color structure that reflects not only various moods but different periods of time. The film's jazzy style and sophisticated narration probes unflinchingly the controversy surrounding Pabst: What possessed this liberal, cosmopolitan filmmaker to return to Austria in 1939 and direct movies for the Third Reich?"
--The New York Film Festival - Film Society of Lincoln Center, 1991

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