Past Event

Film Screening: The Marriage of Maria Braun

November 28, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006
Film series: "Narratives of World War II", with Prof. Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film's leading actress Hanna Schygulla.

THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN, 1978, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 120 min.

"Maria (Hanna Schygulla) marries Hermann Braun in the last days of World War II, only to have him disappear in the war. Alone, Maria uses her beauty and ambition to prosper in Germany's “economic miracle” of the 1950’s. Fassbinder’s biggest international box-office success and the first part of his “postwar trilogy,” The Marriage of Maria Braun is a heartbreaking study of a woman picking herself up from the ruins of her own life, as well as a pointed metaphorical attack on a society determined to forget its past." -- Criterion

In German with English subtitles.


"Maria (Hanna Schygulla) épouse Hermann Braun dans les derniers jours de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Quand son mari disparait dans la guerre, Maria utilise sa beauté et son ambition pour prospérer dans le «miracle économique» allemand des années 1950. Le plus grand succès international de Fassbinder au box-office et la première partie de sa «trilogie d'après-guerre», Le mariage de Maria Braun est une étude déchirante d'une femme qui se relève des ruines de sa propre vie." -- Criterion

En allemand, sous-titres en anglais.


Organized by Columbia MA in History and Literature.


Free and Open to the Public