Hidden Figures: The rich, complex work of German filmmaker Claudia von Alemann offers fascinating insights into feminist histories by Teresa Castro, Sight and Sound

Unerhört – Die Geschichte der deutschen Frauenbewegung von 1830 bis heute

“In recent years, bringing greater attention to the work of women in film has become a laudable trend. Some of the directors being re-evaluated had not necessarily been ‘forgotten’ (forgotten by whom?), but the specificities of their work, whether in their tendency to invest in short, experimental and/or documentary formats or their reputation for purposefully ‘difficult’ films, have made it hard for them to break through dominant histories. German filmmaker Claudia von Alemann (b. 1943), whose remarkable debut feature Blind Spot (Die Reise nach Lyon, 1981) was recently restored by the Deutsche Kinemathek in cooperation with the Institut Lumière, is a case in point. With a career spanning five decades, von Alemann is a key figure in the German feminist film movement.”

To read the full article by Teresa Castro, please see a digital copy (click to enlarge), courtesy of Sight and Sound:

Hidden Figures by Teresa Castro, Sight and Sound

We present the work of Claudia von Alemann in the programme of The Essay Film Festival 2022 at the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image

BLIND SPOT (DIE REISE NACH LYON / LE VOYAGE À LYON) + Q&A, Institute of Contemporary Art (8 April 6.15pm): http://www.essayfilmfestival.com/blind-spot-qa/

THE NEXT CENTURY WILL BE OURS & BRIGHT NIGHTS + Q&A, Goethe Institute, London (9 April 2.00 pm): http://www.essayfilmfestival.com/the-next-century-will-be-ours-bright-nights-qa/

The screenings will be followed by conversations with Claudia von Alemann.

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