Films byTexts by Alexander Kluge

Alexander Kluge (1932) is a German writer of non-fiction and fiction, a leading filmmaker and public intellectual. He took his first steps in the film world as a collaborator of Fritz Lang (Der Tiger von Eschnapur, 1959) and subsequently became one of the most prominent representatives of the New German Cinema in the 1960s.

Alexander Kluge, 1983, 115’

“The cinema is the public seat of feelings in the 20th century. The organization is set up thusly: Even sad feelings have a happy outcome in the cinema. It is about finding comfort: In the 19th century the opera house was the home to feelings. An overwhelming majority of operas had a tragic end.

Alexander Kluge, Khavn, 2020, 99’

A reinvention of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, a rock-opera on consumer societies and the rise of xenophobia in Europe, set in contemporary Manila.