Cinema: Helga Reidemeister, committed filmmaker

From June 17 to July 3, La Cinémathèque du documentaire à la Bpi offers you a short cycle dedicated to the German filmmaker Helga Reidemeister.

photo de la réalisatrice Helga Reidemeister
© Brigitte Pougeoise

Helga Reidemeister, who died in 2021, is a committed German filmmaker whose films question social determinism, the condition of workers and the condition of women, as well as the marks left by the war, in a Germany in full mutation then in a devastated Afghanistan

Helga Reidemesiter leaves behind a work of still burning topicality. Awarded at the Cinéma du réel festival as soon as her graduation film, in 1980, and a second time in 2001, she was the festival’s correspondent for Germany for years, in a real job as a film smuggler. Her loyalty to reality, such as to the Festival international de Films de Femmes de Créteil, where she showed four films between 1979 and 2010, convinced the Bpi of the importance of joining forces with these festivals to present together some of her movies.

This program dedicated to her on the occasion of a this cycle is an opportunity to pay her a unique tribute in France. Along with the two screenings of the Trésors du doc ​​meeting, dedicated to German cinema of the 1920s, this short cycle joins the event “Berlin, nos années 20” held at the Centre Pompidou between May and July.

Kick-off of the short cycle in June 17 at 8 p.m. with the screening of Avec un intérêt obstiné pour l’argent, a 1983 film in which the director films Hilde, her younger sister, an international model. Between the demands of her job and her role as a mother, Hilde reveals here her contradictions, weaknesses and sufferings, in search of identity after twenty years of career.

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Teaser of the short cycle dedicated Helga Reidemeister

Publié le 30/05/2022 - CC BY-SA 4.0