Margarethe von Trotta receives Ulfers Foundation Award

Retrospective scheduled for November

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Ulfers Foundation Award‬ honoree Margarethe von Trotta with Volker Schlöndorff and Friedrich Ulfers at Deutsches Haus, NYU
Ulfers Foundation Award‬ honoree Margarethe von Trotta with Volker Schlöndorff and Friedrich Ulfers at Deutsches Haus, NYU

Margarethe von Trotta's Searching For Ingmar Bergman, co-directed by Bettina Böhler (von Trotta's editor of Hannah Arendt which stars Barbara Sukowa and Christian Petzold's Transit with Franz Rogowski and Paula Beer) and Felix Moeller (producer of Volker Schlöndorff's Diplomacy and director of Forbidden Films) with interviews of Liv Ullmann, Stig Björkman, Jean-Claude Carrière, Mia Hansen-Løve, Ruben Östlund, Olivier Assayas, Carlos Saura, and Daniel Bergman, screened in the 56th New York Film Festival on Monday night.

Margarethe von Trotta ‪honored for her remarkable career with the inaugural Ulfers Foundation Award
Margarethe von Trotta ‪honored for her remarkable career with the inaugural Ulfers Foundation Award Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, Marianne & Juliane, and Rosa Luxemburg will be shown in The Political Is Personal retrospective as part of a celebration of the remarkable career of Margarethe von Trotta, starting on November 2 at the Quad Cinema in New York.

Last night at Deutsches Haus, NYU, Margarethe was honoured with the inaugural Ulfers Foundation Award. Pam Katz, co-screenwriter on von Trotta's Forget About Nick, Hannah Arendt, The Other Woman and Rosenstrasse delivered an impressive laudatio. Stefanie Diekmann, Professor of Film and Media Studies at Hildesheim University sent her comments on Margarethe von Trotta's films which were read in her absence.

Among those attending were Robert Schwentke's The Captain cinematographer Florian Ballhaus, Volker Schlondorff, whose latest film Return To Montauk will have a première in the Hamptons this Saturday as a benefit for the Sag Harbor Cinema, Oliver Mahrdt, and Jerome Kohn, the Director of the Hannah Arendt Center at The New School and advisor on Margarethe's film.

Additional remarks came from Friedrich Ulfers, NYU Professor of German, Elisabeth Strowick, Acting Chair of the Department of German at NYU, and Linda G. Mills, Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost at NYU, and in closing. Juliane Camfield, Director of Deutsches Haus.

Searching for Ingmar Bergman opens in the US on November 2.

The 2018 New York Film Festival runs through October 14.

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