Events, Germany 2021
Lecture by Magnus Rosborn, archivist at the Swedish film archives.
The film version of Heinrich Heine’s poem was a large-scale Swedish production, shot on elaborate studio sets and on location in the Rhineland. Not released in Germany at the time, the film was restored in 2018 by the Swedish film archives, with the restored version shown for the first time at Bonn’s International Silent Film Festival and then, in 2019 in what is today Kevelaer. Film archivist Magnus Rosborn, who oversaw the restoration, will talk about the process, and introduce one of Swedish film history’s most notable projects. For the reconstruction, the film was digitised and tinted in keeping with the dramatic intent. Rosborn first saw the film in 2002. He was a student at the time and planned to write about director Ivan Hedqvist. He wondered at the time why the film was not better known, and if anyone in Germany even knew of it. It is thanks to his enthusiasm for and commitment to this cinematic rarity that we can now see the film in Lübeck.
The lecture is part of the side-bar programme to the exhibition “100 Jahre Nordische Woche. 100 Jahre Museum Behnhaus” (“100 Years Nordic Week. 100 Years of Museum Behnhaus”). During the Nordic Week in 1921, in addition to art exhibitions, there was a film programme, about which the newspaper Lübeckische Blätter wrote, it offers “a welcome opportunity to observe the peaceful competition between the Nordic and the German film industries in the area of cultural documentaries”.
Friday, Nov. 5, 6 pm
Museum Behnhaus Drägerhaus, Königstrasse 9–11, Lübeck
Admission 8€, reduced 4€ at the museum box office
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