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EGON SCHIELE: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN (EGON SCHIELE: TOD UND MÄDCHEN)

© Novotny & Novotny Film
© Novotny & Novotny Film


Sun. Feb. 11, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Special Screening - Castro Closing Night Film
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Encore: Mon. Feb. 12, 2018 at 9:45 PM
Shattuck Cinemas, Berkeley
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109 min. Austria, Luxembourg (2016). DCP Projection. German w/ English subtitles.

Director: Dieter Berner
Starring: Noah Saavedra, Maresi Riegner, Valerie Pachner, Marie Jung, Elisabeth Umlauft
Screenplay: Hilde Berger, Dieter Berner
Cinematography: Carsten Thiele
Editor: Robert Hentschel
Producers: Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
World Sales: Picture Tree International



At the beginning of the 20th century, Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him – his sister and first muse Gerti, and 17 year old Wally, arguably Schiele’s one true love, immortalized in his famous painting "Death and the Maiden". Schiele’s radical paintings scandalize Viennese society while daring artists like Gustav Klimt and art agents alike are sensing the exceptional. But Egon Schiele is also prepared to go beyond his own pain and to sacrifice love and life for his art. Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden is the biopic of a radical expressionist of the Viennese Modern Age.

Presented with the generous support of the Grants for the Arts and the Consulate General of Luxembourg in San Francisco.