On September 17 at 6 p.m., Tobias Hering will introduce the film before the screening and talk about his research into the making and interpretation of the three German versions: the West German version in Paul Celan's translation, which has become canonical, and the two little-known GDR versions from 1958 and 1974, respectively.
No other film was as influential in raising awareness about the extent of the German concentration camp system as Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog) by Alain Resnais. Part of the peculiarity of its reception in Germany is that, in addition to the West German version that has become canonical, there exist two GDR versions, a reminder that conflicting memory policies were and are part of German history. The constellation of films curated by Tobias Hering makes comparison possible: In the hall, the original version of Nuit et Brouillard can be seen; in the foyer, all three German language versions can be compared in text and image.
17.09.2023 at 18:00 with an introduction by Tobias Hering