German cinema: The All-Round Reduced Personality

Sep 16, 2016 4:00 PM | Ottawa

Ottawa's Goethe-Institut presents
in collaboration with SAW Video Media Art Centre:
The All-Round Reduced Personality
(Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit)

Scene from the film "The All-Round Reduced Personality" (1978) Enlarge image (© Basis-Film-Verleih GmbH, ZDF) West Berlin, 1977: Eda Chiemnyjewski, an unmarried mother working as a freelancer for some local newspapers soon finds out that "a cook has no time to occupy herself with state affairs". Her point of view involving a photo project on West Berlin is already an act of tightrope walking.
The All-Round Reduced Personality (Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit) is reckoned as the first feminist film in Germany and proved a great success at the International Young Film Forum in Berlin in 1978. It is anything but a tearful lament on the situation of a woman who pays for her independence by restricting her other needs in life, her political and private interests and plans, to an absolute minimum. 
Director: Helke Sander, b/w, 98 min., 1978
German with English subtitles

Friday, September 16, 2016 at 4:00pm

Club SAW
67 Nicholas Street

Free admission

The screening is part of a double feature. From 8 pm “B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989” will be screened outdoors in the SAW Courtyard. Details