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Kino! Berlin: Hanna Hannah & Im Lichtbild der Großstadt (Berlin - Pictures of a City)


Hanna Hannah. 2006. Written and directed by Hanna Schygulla. Schygulla, born into the Third Reich during World War II, muses on why her mother gave her a Jewish name, and visits Peter Eisenman’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. 8 min.

Im Lichtbild der Großstadt (Berlin - Pictures of a City). 1998. Written, directed, photographed and edited by Manfred Wilhelms. Originally a painter and photographer, Wilhelms is a documentary filmmaker celebrated in Germany, but virtually unknown in America. His subject is often Berlin. Completed ten years ago, this film is only now having its American premiere. Wilhelms describes Berlin’s fourth architectural renaissance in a little over a century. He shows the city in the midst of radical change (the building of the Potsdamer Platz) all the while paying attention to the “old” architecture of Berlin, including those buildings erected at the end of the nineteenth century as the city developed expansively, those built by the Nazis, those rebuilt after World War II, and those erected during Reunification. No narration, no dialogue. 82 min.
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As a special section of Kino!, MoMA’s annual survey of new German cinema, the Department of Film presents Kino Berlin, an exhibition of notable films made in Berlin since reunification. Organized by MoMA Senior Curator of Film Laurence Kardish, the series includes Tom Tykwer’s Run, Lola, Run (1998), Wolfgang Becker’s Good Bye, Lenin! (2003), Andreas Dresen’s Night Shapes (1999) and Summer in Berlin (2005), the Hissen Brothers’ documentary Dem Deutschen Volk (1996) on Christo’s wrapping of the Reichstag, and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s The Lives of Others (2006), as well as the American premieres of two documentaries: Hanna Schygulla’s Hanna Hannah (2007) on Berlin’s new Holocaust memorial and Manfred Wilhelms’s Berlin: Pictures of a City (1998) on the city’s radical architectural changes.

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Larry Kardish, the Curator of the Film Department at MoMA, talks about the Kino! Berlin series.

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