Program February 2018
February 9 to March 1, 2018Mario Monicelli was an exceptional figure of Italian cinema: a progressive thinker and contemporary whose work provided a critical commentary on Italian politics and history for more than half a century. Acting from a Marxist humanist perspective, Monicelli's creations mostly took on the form of popular comedies featuring film stars of the time.
February 23 and 26, 2018On the topic of cinema after 1918, Elisabeth Büttner and Christian Dewald write: "World War I divided the era into two epochs. Relationships, perception and thought have been shaken at the core and must be assembled anew." On the occasion of the anniversary year 1918/1938, the Film Museum will show two films that speak on the lasting effects of war on both minds and bodies.