ELFRIEDE JELINEK - LANGUAGE UNLEASHED
Film - New German Cinema

ELFRIEDE JELINEK - LANGUAGE UNLEASHED

Directed by Claudia Müller

Info

Director: Claudia Müller
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2022
PT: ELFRIEDE JELINEK - DIE SPRACHE VON DER LEINE LASSEN
OT: ELFRIEDE JELINEK - DIE SPRACHE VON DER LEINE LASSEN
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Mit den Stimmen von Ilse Ritter, Sandra Hüller, Stefanie Reinsperger, Sophie Rois, Maren Kroymann, Martin Wuttke
12+

Logline

A complex, associative work that embraces contradictions and offers a visual take on the Nobel laureate’s technique of linguistic montage.

Wunderkind, scandalous author, traitor to the fatherland, fury of the theater, feminist, fashion-lover, communist, pessimist, language terrorist, rebel, enfant terrible, nest fouler, brilliant, vulnerable artist, Nobel laureate. This film about Elfriede Jelinek, who in 2004 became the first Austrian author to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, focuses on her artistic approach to language. The montage of archive material with voiceovers and interviews, some of them recently recorded, is told from Jelinek’s point of view.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • (only P&I)
    Atelier 1
  • Q&A with Claudia Müller + team

    ASTOR Kino
  • Q&A with Claudia Müller + team

    Atelier 1
  • Q&A with Claudia Müller

    City 2

Meet the director

ELFRIEDE JELINEK - LANGUAGE UNLEASHED

Claudia Müller

Born in 1964, Claudia Müller is a German documentary filmmaker who lives in Berlin. She is known for her cinematic portraits of international artists. After studying German, journalism, and art at universities in Berlin and Cologne, she became a freelance journalist and director and has made numerous documentary films. Müller is particularly interested in the visual arts. Her films present the work of such artists as Jenny Holzer (2009), Shirin Neshat (2010), Kiki Smith (2014), VALIE EXPORT (2015), and Katharina Grosse (2020) as well as writer and theater director Hans Neuenfels (2011) and designer and artist Helmut Lang (2016). Müller’s ongoing documentary series “Künstlerinnen” has featured more than 80 women artists from diverse geographical and cultural contexts. Her work contributes to the ongoing debate on identity, gender, sexuality, feminism, the female aesthetic, and the visibility of women in art.

Credits

Screenplay: Claudia Müller
Director of Photography: Christine A. Maier
Film Editor: Mechthild Barth
Composer: Eva Jantschitsch
Sound: Johnnes Schmelzer-Zieringer
Sound design: Johannes Schmelzer-Zieringer
Producer: Martina Haubrich
Production Company: CALA Filmproduktion GmbH
Co-Producer: Claudia Wohlgenannt
Co-Production Company: Plan-C Filmproduktion OG
Distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH
Editor: Monika Lobkowicz, Matthias Leybrand, Carlos Gerstenhauer, Catherine Le Goff, Sonja Scheider
TV channel: Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Arte