Course overview

5 Wonders of New German Cinema is a friendly exploration of five cinematic works from the New German era (sometimes ‘Young German’) of filmmaking which peaked throughout the1970s attracting international attention. The course advances knowledge, understanding and appreciation of international cinema and film in general.

Course description

New German (sometimes called ‘Young German’) era of filmmaking spanned from the 1960s into the 1980s, peaking throughout the1970s as a new generation of filmmakers, frustrated at what they felt was the stagnate of their national cinema - expressed themselves on screen as never before – several going on to have international careers to this day. We examine the influences, motivations and themes within several of these films, considering their impact then and now: Alice in the Cities (1974), Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974), Fitzcarraldo (1982), The Enigma of Kasper Hauser (1974), Wings of Desire (1987)

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