Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

SECOND AWAKENING OF CHRISTA KLAGES, THE
(Das Zweite Erwachen Der Christa Klages)

Year: 1978
Country: West Germany
Run Time: 93 minutes

SECOND AWAKENING OF CHRISTA KLAGES, THE

This new film by influential actress-turned-director von Trotta ( 1972's "A Free Woman") concerns three contemporary young women, each in a fervent but confused search for her identity. Christa Klages (Tina Engel) robs a bank in order to keep her non-authoritarian daycare center open, but is forced into hiding when her male accomplices are captured by the police. The ensuing incidents serve to awaken the social consciousness of Klages and the women who help her. Co-director of "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum" (1975), von Trotta is among the most prominent of the new wave West German directors.



"A brilliant and sensitive look at today's woman as an active participant in the destiny of all humans." - Chicago Film Festival

Screenplay
Margarethe von Trotta and Luisa Francia

Producer
Gunther Witte

Cinematography
Franz Rath

Editing
Annette Dorn

Principal Cast
Tina Engel, Silvia Reize, Katharina Thalbach, Marius Muller-Westernhagen, Peter Schneider

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