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Films By Margarethe von Trotta

“Von Trotta's spirited direction is as lively as the subject matter, attesting that this pioneer of women's cinema has lost none of her considerable powers.” - Toronto Film Festival German iconoclast and collaborator of Fassbinder and Schlöndorff (Ulzhan, this year's MIFF), Margarethe von ... Read more
After working as an actress and script-writer, Margarethe von Trotta has now directed two features. The first The Second Awakening of Christa Klages is currently in distribution in Australia and her second film is Sisters or the Balance of Happiness. ... Sisters, like Christa Klages, is a story ... Read more
Made in the wake of the recent slayings of Italy's two chief anti-Mafia investigators, this agonisingly tense political thriller has all the powerful intimacy and emotional complexity of German director Margarethe von Trotta's earlier work - The Sisters and Dark Times in particular. ... Compelling ... Read more
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