The Personal is Political – The Films of Margarethe von Trotta

The first female director to win the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, Margarethe von Trotta is to thank for some of the most trailblazing films of the past five decades. One of the most gifted – but often overlooked – directors to come from the New German Cinema movement at the same time as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Werner Herzog, we are delighted to be bringing von Trotta’s films back to the big screen for the recognition they deserve.

With the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery


Previously in this season

One Hour Intro/ Margarethe von Trotta

For this informal introduction we bring together a number of experts to discuss the career of Margarethe von Trotta.

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The German Sisters

The Esslin sisters channeled their feminist activism in very different directions.

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Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg is Margarethe von Trotta’s remarkable biopic of one of the most fascinating figures in modern European political history.

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The Second Awakening of Christa Klages

Von Trotta’s solo directorial debut follows a young woman who robs a bank to pay for her daughter’s day-care.

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