"In my cinema I tell about the great women of History, but also about the lives of ordinary women and their constant daily struggles for assertion in society."


These words by German director Margarethe von Trotta can be read on the back cover of the book "Una lucida ribellione. Il cinema di Margarethe von Trotta" edited by Francesca Savino and Giancarlo Zappoli, published by the Rome-based Centro Studi Cinematografici with Multimage.

To her Castellinaria Festival del cinema giovane will have the privilege of bestowing the Castello d'Onore of the 36th edition.

Born in Berlin during World War II, Margarethe von Trotta, the first woman to win the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (with Die bleierne Zeit / Years of Lead, 1981) is one of the most important names in New German Cinema and plays an important role in contemporary European cinema. She was among the first directors to bring out the conflicts of her generation and to carry on an intense reflection on the female figure and her emancipation.

 The Castle of Honor will be presented to her on Tuesday, Nov. 21, an evening when her latest film Ingeborg Bachmann - Reise in die Wüste will be presented.


The filmmaker has repeatedly placed militant female figures such as Rosa Luxemburg or Hannah Arendt at the center of her work.With this her latest work, she approaches the Austrian poet Ingeborg Bachmann, focusing on her relationship with Max Frisch, whom she met in Paris in 1958. An irresistible attraction was immediately born between them that resulted in a passionate relationship. Both internationally famous for their literary works, they have stubborn and uncompromising personalities that soon lead them toward quarrels and friction.After a few years, Max Frisch ends the relationship, but this tormented and exhausting love will remain in Ingeborg's memory for years to come.

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