15 September 22 -
25 September 22
Institute of the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Breite Str. 1a
Asta Nielsen ABC. Films and Fragments
Asta Nielsen was the first international film star, an icon of modernity and had a decisive influence on cinema in its early days. With THE DANCE OF DEATH, the first feature film was shot in Babelsberg in 1912, in front of the camera: Asta Nielsen. 25 May 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of her death. Asta Nielsen’s work in the Babelsberg film studios can be explored today in the collections of the Filmmuseum Potsdam.
Asta Nielsen ABC. Films and Fragments pays tribute to the actress’ comedic, tragic and seductive roles. The variety of themes that still make Asta Nielsen’s films a transgressive experience today are unfolded from a feminist perspective. The retrospective shows analogue and digital versions as well as current restorations from numerous international and national archives. Introductions and live music as well as films online accompany the programme. The exhibition format “The Special Object” in the foyer of the Filmmuseum will also be dedicated to the artist.
Please refer to the Filmmuseum Potsdam’s programme for performance dates. For reservations: 0331-2718112, . On the website of the Filmmuseum you will find more information about the retrospective (in German).
Asta Nielsen ABC. Films and Fragments is curated by Johanne Hoppe and Elena Baumeister. Project coordination: Birgit Acar, Sachiko Schmidt.
An event of Filmmuseum Potsdam with the kind support of ZeM – Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies and Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG Bild-Kunst. Thanks to Det Danske Filminstitut and The Royal Danish Embassy Berlin.