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

EDITH'S DIARY
(Edith's Tagebuch)

Year: 1983
Country: W. Germany
Run Time: 108 minutes

EDITH'S DIARY

Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, EDITH'S DIARY has all the pyschological intensity of Highsmith's other works adapted for the screen, such as "Strangers on a Train" and "An American Friend." Angela Winkler is superb as Edith, a politically active, liberal magazine editor. Her private life becomes more hellish day by day. Expelled from school, her anti-social son drinks and deals drugs. Edith's husband takes off with is secretary, leaving her only his demanding, incontinent, invalid uncle to care for. She copes by inventing her own utopia in her diary. As the dense overgrowth of Edith's plants turn her interior walls into a dark jungle, she retreats deep within her fantasy while her disturbed son tries to save her - at any cost . . .

Screenplay
Hans W. Geissendorfer (based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith)

Producer
Rolf M. Degener

Cinematography
Michael Ballhaus

Editing
Helga Borsche

Principal Cast
Angela Winkler, Vadim Glowna, Leopold von Verschuer, Hans Madin

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