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Photo: Monte Verità
Photo: Monte Verità

Friday, November 11, 7 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum Washington / Embassy of Austria
3524 International Ct NW 

Washington, DC 20008

Metro: Van Ness (Red)

Admission for this event is free. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Ticket holders will be admitted to choose their seats on a first-come, first-served basis.


Switzerland/Austria/Germany (2021) 115 min. German w/ English Subtitles

Director: Stefan Jäger, Screenplay: Kornelija Naraks, Cast: Maresi Riegner, Max Hubacher, Julia Jentsch, Hannah Herzsprung, Joel Basman, Philipp Hauß , Producer: Katrin Renz Production Company: tellfilm GmbH

1906. Hanna wants nothing more than to free herself from her bourgeois corset. When she flees to the notorious Monte Verità, leaving her daughters behind, she is initially reluctant to accept the free lifestyle of those seeking meaning. But when she begins to photograph the guests, she grows beyond herself. In her devotion to art, she has to ask herself: can she return to her family without giving up herself?

Born in 1970 in Uster, Switzerland, Stefan Jäger is a director, screenwriter and lecturer. He graduated from the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in 1997 and has since worked as a director. His films screened at international festivals and have received numerous awards. Since 1998 he is owner of tellfilm GmbH in Zurich. He works as a lecturer in Ludwigsburg and since 2018 as head of the script department at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

Film|Neu is a cooperation of the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, and the Embassy of Switzerland in the United States, with support from JxJ and DC Shorts. Film|Neu is generously funded by the Friends of the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC.