1 Life and career 2 Personal life 3 Filmography 4 Shorts 5 Documentaries 6 References 7 External links
Life and career Schroeter started out as an underground filmmaker in 1967. Garnering a small cult following, the director also made his mark on the international festival circuit. Defying categorization, his films lie somewhere between avant-garde and art cinema. Magdalena Montezuma was a German underground star that became his muse until her death in 1985. Other notable actors to star in his films include: Bulle Ogier, Carole Bouquet, and Isabelle Huppert. After attending the Film Festival at Knokke, Belgium in 1967, Schroeter made his first 8mm film, Maria Callas Portrait, that consisted of animated stills of Callas overlaid with the sound of her singing. Eika Katappa was his first feature, which mixes pop and opera. The film was self-financed and won the Joseph von Sternberg prize for “the most idiosyncratic film” at the 1969 Mannheim Film Festival. His “total cinema” films were predominantly produced by Das kleine Fernsehspiel (“The Little Television Play”), a small experimental department of the German public-service station. The company supported some of Schroeter’s most controversial projects including: The Bomber Pilot (70), Salome (71), Macbeth (71), and Goldflocken (76). The Reign of Naples (it) marked the director’s shift toward more plot-driven films, commenting: “it is much more radical to play with the content than with the aesthetics of the image. The era of independence is over. Our society has not fulfilled the promises hoped for around ’68-’70.” The film won many prizes domestically and internationally and was his first commercial release.
Portrait by Reginald Gray Paris. 1974.
Schroeter had also worked in film as a producer, cinematographer,
editor and actor. As an actor, he appeared in several films directed
by his friend Rainer Werner Fassbinder, including Beware of a Holy
Whore (1971), and a number of theatre productions. During the second
half of the 1980s, Schroeter became widely known as a theater and
opera director both in
La morte d'Isotta (1968)
Grotesk - Burlesk - Pittoresk (1968)
Nicaragua (fr) (1969)
Eika Katappa (fr) (1969)
Anglia (fr) (1970, TV film)
Der Bomberpilot (1970, TV film)
Salome (fr) (1971, TV film)
Macbeth (fr) (1971, TV film)
Der Tod der Maria Malibran (fr) (1972)
Willow Springs (fr) (1973)
Der schwarze Engel (fr) (1975)
The Reign of Naples (it) (1978)
Weiße Reise (1980)
Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980)
Day of the Idiots
1967 Verona Virginia's Death (fr) (1968) 1968 Übungen mit Darstellern 1968 Paula - Je reviens 1968 Mona Lisa 1968 Maria Callas Porträt 1968 Himmel hoch 1968/II Faces 1968 Callas Walking Lucia 1968 Callas-Text mit Doppelbeleuchtung 1968 Aggressionen Neurasia (fr) (1969) Argila (1969) 1975 Johannas Traum
1980 Die Generalprobe 1983 Der lachende Stern 1986 De l'Argentine 1986 Auf der Suche nach der Sonne Poussières d'amour - Abfallprodukte der Liebe (fr) (1996) 2000 The Queen
^ Obituary New York Times, 22 April 2010; page A26.
^ Obituary London Guardian, 23 April 2010.
^ a b c d e Sieglohr, Ulrike. "Divine Rapture". Film Comment.
Retrieved 25 June 2012.
^ Stieglohr, Ulrike. "Divine Rapture". Film Comment.
^ Steighlohr, Ulrike. "Divine Rapure". Film Comment. Retrieved 25 June
^ Steiglohr, Ulrike. "Divine Rapture". Retrieved 25 June 2012.
^ "Berlinale 1980: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved
^ "Festival de Cannes: Malina". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved
^ Sieglohr, Ulrike. "Divine Rapture". Retrieved 25 June 2012.
^ Aldrich, Robert F.; Garry Wotherspoon (2001). Who's Who in
Langford, Michelle. Allegorical Images: Tableau, Time and Gesture in the Cinema of Werner Schroeter. ISBN 1-84150-138-7.
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