• Oct 19, 2017     

    Discover the Lost Years of German Cinema this November

    By Jordan Raup

    The Lost Years of German Cinema: 1949-1963, a 13-film series of under-appreciated and rediscovered gems from the postwar era, will be presented November 15-23 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

    Our sense of German film history is founded largely upon the prewar masterpieces by Fritz Lang, F. W. Murnau, and G. W. Pabst, and then the iconoclasm of the New German Cinema directors of the 1960s and '70s, such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alexander Kluge, Wim Wenders, Margarethe von Trotta, and Volker Schlöndorff. Less well-known are the films produced after the fall of the Third Reich and before the signing of the Oberhausen Manifesto in 1962, which jump-started a new kind of national cinema.