52nd edition

Der Tod Der Maria Malibran

Fortnight 1972, Feature film, 104'


How on earth does one attempt to describe a movie like this? First, a caveat or two: do not go to this film expecting any sort of plot, or even coherent narrative; do not expect any information about Maria Malibran’s life, or even her death, for that matter (she died of complications from a horseback riding accident–one could never guess this from the film); do not expect any sense of what it is to be a singer, or any sense of opera as an art form; do not even expect to have any clear idea which face on the screen is supposed to be Maria Malibran. Perhaps the key is to experience this film « as a dream »…


  • Anette Tissier
  • Candy Darling
  • Christine Kaufmann
  • Ingrid Caven
  • Magdalena Montezuma


Werner Schroeter


Prod : Sweites Deutsches Fernsehen c/o Werner Schroeter 8 Munchen 23 Kraepelinstrasse 63

Title in Original Version : La Mort De Maria Malibran