The Long Vacation of Lotte H. Eisner (Die langen Ferien der Lotte H. Eisner)
This intimate portrait of Lotte Eisner conjures up a counter-history of German cinema, based on a kinship of flight and displacement. Eisner, a German-Jewish film critic best known for The Haunted Screen, her study of Weimar-era expressionist cinema, was born in Berlin but escaped to France in 1933. Thus began her ‘long vacation’, as she wryly puts it to Shahid Saless, some fifty years on in her Paris apartment: the moving encounter between two great exiles of cinema.
West Germany 1979, 60 min, digital version, German with English subtitles. Directed by Sohrab Shahid Saless. Cinematography by Ramin Reza Mola
Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exiles
is curated by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad and Nikolaus Perneczky in partnership with the Goethe-Institut London and in collaboration with the Munich Film Museum. With support from the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston University (London), Iran Heritage Foundation (London) and Arts Council England. We would like to thank our partner venues Close-Up and the ICA.
This screening is part of the series Sohrab Shahid Saless: Exiles, 4 November 2017 - Friday 19 January 2018. Please see full programme details here