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Margarethe Von Trotta

A Most Wanted Man

Francis Levy | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

A Most Wanted Man is adapted from the John Le Carre novel and it's almost impossible to parse the numerous moral dilemmas that the movie poses amidst the fog of smoke.

Nazi Love

Francis Levy | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

According to a recent Times story ("Himmler Papers Shed Light On Personal Life of a Nazi," NYT, 1/26/14), Mr. and Mrs. Himmler lived a life that was ...

Hannah Arendt: More Relevant Than Ever

Rick Ayers | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment
Rick Ayers

We can just say from the beginning that Margarethe von Trotta's new film Hannah Arendt isn't for everyone. It's a film of ideas, of philosophical debates, something not so easy to put on the screen.

The Audacity of Thought: Film Director Margarethe von Trotta Examines the Life of a Passionate Intellectual in Hannah Arendt

Penelope Andrew | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Thinking and smoking. Smoking and thinking. Thinking, smoking, and pacing the floor of her apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This is how we see the gifted academic and profound socio-political philosopher, Hannah Arendt, prepare to write.

The Eternal Student: Margarethe von Trotta on Hannah Arendt

Dan Lybarger | Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Von Trotta's film vividly captures the impact Arendt's work had in both the United States and Israel and how Arendt's stubborn beliefs could be both a weakness and a strength.

Disaster Is My Muse: Hannah Arendt and the Art of Spiegelman at the Jewish Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.28.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even in the age of terrorism, the terror of the last century's Holocaust has not lost its hold on the artistic imagination. As the victims of the Shoah are remembered at the United Nations and in synagogues worldwide, films continue to shed light on that darkest hour of the twentieth century.

Through Hildegard's Eyes: Margarethe von Trotta on Vision

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

German writer-director Margarethe von Trotta started directing movies in the 1970s, at a time when few women were behind the cameras. This week, von Trotta explained how much we still have to learn from a woman who lived centuries ago.

Toronto's Celebration of Women Filmmakers

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

My favorite from women filmmakers so far is Campion's Bright Star, a cinematic tone poem about the love between poet John Keats and girl next door Fanny Brawne.