This programme, organised in collaboration with the Goethe Institut in Barcelona and the Filmoteca de Catalunya, aims to give a vision of the cinematic production of Alexander Kluge (Halberstadt, Germany, 1932), film-maker, writer, writer and film critic, besides being a radio and television producer. The programme brings together a selection of his earliest shorts, some of his most important films, and a selection of his television works, the latter very little known outside Germany. Kluge was one of the renovators of German cinema from 1962 onwards and he proposed close collaboration between cinema and television. His cinematographic work began in 1958, as assistant to Fritz Lang. From 1960 he began to direct and produce shorts. In 1962 he was one of the promoters of the Oberhausen Manifesto, a celebrated reaction by various young directors against the earlier German cinema. In 1963 he set up his own production company: Kairos-Film. With his first feature-length film, Abschied von gestern ("Farewell to Gender", 1966), his name became, for the critics, a key figure in the New German Cinema.
Organized with:
Goethe Institut
Filmoteca de Catalunya



MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY, AT 7.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m. at Goethe-Institut Barcelona (*)
Leaving the paradoxes of life. Alexander Kluge's pragmatic tales
By Gertrude Koch
Simultaneous translation available.
(*) Goethe Institut. Manso 24-28, 08015 Barcelona

TUESDAY 23 MARCH, AT 7.30 p.m. at MACBA.
Air war on memory. Alexander Kluge's reconstruction of the public sphere.
Marcelo Expósito
MACBA Auditorium. Free admission. Limited seating.


The screenings will take place at the Filmoteca de la Generalitat de Catalunya. Avinguda de Sarrià, 33.

All films will be shown in Original Version with Spanish subtitles.

MONDAY 1 MARCH, AT 7.30 pm / THURSDAY 4 MARCH, AT 10 pm.
Brutalität in Stein (Brutality in Stone, short, 1959, 12').
Lehrer im Wandel (Teachers changing, short, 1963, 11‘).
Porträt einer Bewährung (Portrait of a Virtue, short, 1965, 10').
Frau Blackburn, geb. 5. Jan. 1872, wird gefilmt (Frau Blackburn, born 5 January 1872, is filmed; short, 1967, 14').
Feuerlöscher E. A. Winterstein (The Firefighter E. A. Winterstein, short, 1968, 11').

Abschied von gestern - Anita G. (Farewell to Yesterday. A woman without history, 1966, 88').

MONDAY 8 AT 7.30pm / THURSDAY 11 AT 5 pm.
Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos (Artists beneath the Big Top: perplexed, 1968, 103').

WEDNESDAY 10 MARCH, AT 7.30 pm / SUNDAY 14 MARCH, AT 10 pm
Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin (Occasional work of a slave, 1973, 91').

MONDAY 15 MARCH, AT 7.30 pm/ THURSDAY 18 MARCH, AT 10 pm.
Der starke Ferdinand (Ferdinand the hard man, 1975, 97').

WEDNESDAY 17 MARCH, AT 7.30 pm/ SUNDAY 21 MARCH, AT 10 pm.
Die Macht der Gefühle (The power of feelings, 1983, 115').

MONDAY 22 MARCH, AT 7.30 pm / THURSDAY 25 MARCH, AT 10 pm.
Der Angriff der Gegenwart auf die übrige Zeit (The Blind Director, 1985, 113').

WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH, AT 7.30 pm / SUNDAY 28 MARCH, AT 10 pm.
Selection of television programmes.

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