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Hans Jürgen Syberberg

"For me, political art (...) is only credible if it risks something. You have to go so deep into the wound that you come under suspicion."

Photo: Hans Jürgen Syberberg (l.) and Susan Sontag (r.)

Syberberg films cannot be pigeonholed, appropriated or easily understood, and therefore fit in well with us.

Films in the program

GER 2023

Home song with harmonium. Collected and edited by Hans Jürgen Syberberg. From the restored kitchen of the former estate house in N.

GER 1985, 367 min

A six-hour monologue composed of poems, prose, letters, speeches and dramatic texts, performed by Edith Clever. In a setting approximating...

FR/GER 1982, 244 min

Syberberg’s film adaptation of Richard Wagner’s “Parsifal”.

GER/FR/GB 1977, 442 min

Syberberg’s controversial film essay on Hitler as possible projection of the secret wishes of the German.

GER 1974, 187 min

The last ten years in Karl May’s life. A man fighting for his work, which lets him become an iconic figure of his time.

GER 1972, 139 min

The last king of the old type, within the setting of his fantasies, at the beginning of the industrial age.

GER 1972-1977, 768 min

3 films (6 Discs, 13 hours). Includes an exclusive booklet with texts by Susan Sontag, Boris Groys and Rochell Fack (In German only). All...

Films in the program

GER 2023

Home song with harmonium. Collected and edited by Hans Jürgen Syberberg. From the restored kitchen of the former estate house in N.

GER 1985, 367 min

A six-hour monologue composed of poems, prose, letters, speeches and dramatic texts, performed by Edith Clever. In a setting approximating the darkness of night, entirely focused on the speaker,... more

FR/GER 1982, 244 min

Syberberg’s film adaptation of Richard Wagner’s “Parsifal”.

GER/FR/GB 1977, 442 min

Syberberg’s controversial film essay on Hitler as possible projection of the secret wishes of the German.

GER 1974, 187 min

The last ten years in Karl May’s life. A man fighting for his work, which lets him become an iconic figure of his time.

GER 1972, 139 min

The last king of the old type, within the setting of his fantasies, at the beginning of the industrial age.

GER 1972-1977, 768 min

3 films (6 Discs, 13 hours). Includes an exclusive booklet with texts by Susan Sontag, Boris Groys and Rochell Fack (In German only). All 3 films are English subtitled, KARL MAY and LUDWIG also in... more