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Filmmaker: Margarethe von Trotta
Germany / 1986 / 123 min
Awards: Winner: Best Actress (Barbara Sukowa) & nominated: Palme D'Or, Cannes 1987
ICA Cinema 1, Wed 9 March 6.00pm
Special free screening: ICA, 12 April at 6.30pm
Limited capacity: RSVP by Fri 8 April to firstname.lastname@example.org
A 20th century classic, this sweeping biopic chronicles the life of radical icon Rosa Luxemburg.
Cannes Palme D'Or nominee and Best Actress winner (for Barbara Sukowa's luminous performance), this is a sweeping biopic of radical socialist Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), who struggled for revolution in Poland and democracy in Germany. From protests to war and love affairs to jail sentences, the film brilliantly captures the charisma and constant idealism of one of the 20th century's great political icons.
The screening will be followed by an exclusive 20-minute interview with Margarethe von Trotta, part of a series of interviews filmed for our 2011 Filmmaker Focus. You can watch an interview with the director talking about her latest film, Vision: From the Life and Times of Hildegaard von Bingen below.Rosa Luxemburg.
'Screening in association with Verso Books to celebrate the publication of The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg. Supported by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (Germany) and Karl Dietz Verlag (Berlin).