Charting the life of one of the 20th century’s most iconic political figures, this biopic is a key work in the oeuvre of feminist filmmaker, Margarethe von Trotta. It is emblematic of her enduring interest in strong female protagonists and her belief that the personal is political. Luxemburg is played by Barbara Sukowa in a performance that won her the Palme d’Or for Best Actress. Rosa Luxemburg is part of a retrospective of von Trotta’s work organised by the Independent Cinema Office. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Seán Allan and Dora Osborne from the School of Modern Languages.
Dir. Margarethe von Trotta / 1986 / Germany / 2h 12m.
About Byre World
The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews, in collaboration with the Byre Theatre, offers an exciting programme of events drawn from literature, film and cultures across the world. Byre World showcases some of the research being carried out by the School of Modern Languages and brings together artists, filmmakers, writers and academics. Everyone is welcome at these events.