Szenenfoto aus Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (D 1926, Regie: Lotte Reiniger) Quelle: Deutsche Kinemathek – Fotoarchiv

Modern Cinema
Film in the Weimar Republic

Guided tours through the temporary exhibition: In the Weimar Republic, in the years between 1918 and 1933, film emerged as a new form of art. Dubbed the ‘seventh art’, it was experienced collectively and in public in the cinema. The rise of the modern mass medium was swift. Cinema in the 1920s provided scope for experimentation and formed the nucleus for today’s international film aesthetic. German film production and, with it, directors like Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and actors like Marlene Dietrich achieved worldwide recognition, and for a while the German film industry was seen as a serious competitor to Hollywood. The exhibition sheds light on what was new and original about the new medium and on its relationship and interplay with literature, the fine arts, architecture, psychology and sociopolitical developments.

Puplic tours (in german):

Every 4th Sunday of the month at 14:00 (28.07., 25.08. & 29.09.) 
90 min, free with ticket
no registration

Guided tour for groups:

90 min, 90 €
plus 3 € admission pp.
max. 20 pers.

Guided tour for school groups:

90 min, 75 €
plus 3 € admission pp.
max. class size

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