Lothringen! © Belva Film GmbH
A programme of short films based on writings by Maurice Barrès reflecting on the history of Europe. Lothringen! is a rich and condensed historical chronicle about the region of Alsace-Lorraine in Northeast France, many times invaded or annexed by the Germans. After sixteen years Straub returns to complete the second film of the Barrès series, Un héritier. Short films La Mort de Venise and À Propos de Venise (Geschichtsunterricht) about the collapse of the Republic of Venice conclude the screenings.
Introduced by Michael Witt, Professor of Cinema at Roehampton University
Lothringen! is presented on a new 35mm print.