press release

The attack of the present on the rest of timeThis programme, organised in collaboration with the Goethe Institut in Barcelona and the Filmoteca de Catalunya, aims to give a vision of the cinematic production of Alexander Kluge (Halberstadt, Germany, 1932), film-maker, writer, writer and film critic, besides being a radio and television producer. The programme brings together a selection of his earliest shorts, some of his most important films, and a selection of his television works, the latter very little known outside Germany. Kluge was one of the renovators of German cinema from 1962 onwards and he proposed close collaboration between cinema and television. His cinematographic work began in 1958, as assistant to Fritz Lang. From 1960 he began to direct and produce shorts. In 1962 he was one of the promoters of the Oberhausen Manifesto, a celebrated reaction by various young directors against the earlier German cinema. In 1963 he set up his own production company: Kairos-Film. With his first feature-length film, Abschied von gestern (Farewell to Gender 1966), his name became, for the critics, a key figure in the New German Cinema.

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Alexander Kluge - The attack of the present on the rest of time
Cinema programme
Filmoteca de la Generalitat de Catalunya