‘Meet the director : Alexander Kluge’

30 Sept.'21
- 20:00

An evening centred on the legendary German auteur and filmmaker Alexander Kluge. Kluge was originally employed as a lawyer, working with Theodor Adorno. He is one of the founders of the ‘Neuer Deutscher Film’, a movement that did not shirk confrontation with Germany’s past. His work pokes fun at both the current balance of power and great historical figures. With a highly diverse palette of visual material - documentary and fictional, historical and current - non-linear narratives and scenes that sometimes stop abruptly, Kluge aims to inspire active rather than passive viewers.   Alexander Kluge, now 89 years old, will enter into (digital) conversation with the Bozar audience, followed by a screening of Orphea, Kluge’s most recent film and a collaboration with the Filipino filmmaker Khavn. Orphea is a 21st-century interpretation of the famous Greek Orpheus myth, with both the protagonist and his lover Eurydice being assigned a different gender in the film.

Practical information

Location

Studio

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Language

  • English