Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness
Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glück
In this fascinating slice of realist cinema meet Old Mother Krause, a woman who works hard to support her son and daughter.
Dir Phil Jutzi
With Alexandra Schmitt, Holmes Zimmermann, Ilse Trautschold
A reconstruction by Filmmuseum München
Living precariously in a crowded Berlin tenement, old Mother Krause works hard to support her unemployed son and her daughter who has a communist boyfriend. This outstanding example of left-wing Weimar realism was inspired by Soviet cinema and the proletarian art of Heinrich Zille and Käthe Kollwitz. The performances feel fresh and modern, while Jutzi’s camera – out on location – captures rarely seen aspects of working-class life.
Germany 1928. Dir Hans Richter. 3min
An avant-garde critique of capitalism.
With Joachim Bärenz score (10 Jun), with live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos (16 Jun).