Lotte am Bauhaus

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  • Cinematheque at Home
  • September 16th–20th, 2020
  • Directed by Gregor Schnitzler
  • 2019Germany105 minutesGerman (with English subtitles)

A delightful and powerfully moving film that champions the struggle of women in the life of the Bauhaus school. Lotte, the film’s lead character, a composite of several Bauhaus women (primarily Alma Siedhoff-Buscher) is portrayed as a gifted carpenter and architect. Forced to weave when she’d rather build, Lotte insists and persists, besting the school’s founding director, Walter Gropius. The movie poignantly captures the conflict of liberty and oppression that characterized Germany in the ’20s and ’30s.


Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut.

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