Film Paula

Paula © Pandora Film/Martin Menke

Fri, 09/13/2019

Goethe-Institut Ottawa

Saint Paul University
223 Main Street
Büro GIG120
K15 1C4 Ottawa

Goethe-Cinema Ottawa

By Christian Schwochow, Germany, 2016, 123 min.
With: Carla Juri, Albrecht Abraham Schuch, Roxane Duran.
In German with English subtitles.

Based on the unique life of German expressionist painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876- 1906), an unconventional woman who fought to make art on her own terms.  Paula Becker moves to the artists’ colony Worpswede, where she meets her future husband Otto Modersohn and befriends Clara Westhoff and Rainer Maria Rilke. However, domestic frustrations and lack of recognition push her to move on. “A fine, feminist portrait of a young woman. “ – The Globe and Mail