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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Flocons D’or

Fortnight 1976, Feature film, 2h20

Synopsis

« Golden Flakes » is the last part of a cinematographic work conceived as a triptic on the theme of life, love and death. Its two first first parts are « Maria Malibran’s Death » (1971/72) and « Willow Springs » (1973/74).
Werner SCHROETER

Director

Werner Schroeter

Born in Georgenthal, Germany, in 1945, Werner Schroeter studied psychology at the University of Mannheim. In 1967, he began to make 8mm films under the influence of American avant-garde cinema. In the early 70s, he began to stage plays and in 1979, operas, as well. His first feature, « Eika Katappa » (1969) won the Josef von Sternberg Prize. « The Death of Maria Malibran » (1971) marked the first appearance of a leitmotif that could be said to crystallize his work the death of a singer, who dies from too much singing. « Reign of Naples » (1978) reflects his personal vision of this city, seen through the destiny of several picturesque individuals, over a 30-year period. Two years later, « Palermo or Wolfsburg » won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. In 1996, Locarno awarded him a Leopard of Honor for his career and screened his film, « Love’s Debris ».

Andréa Ferreol
Bulle Ogier
Magdalena Montezuma
Udo Kier

Screenplay
Werner Schroeter

Image
Werner Schroeter

Editing
Cécile Decugis

Production : LES FILMS DU LOSANGE