The Museum Of Modern Art has announced that it will present The Berlin School: Films From The Berliner Schule. The exhibition will run from November 20-December 6.
The Berlin School: Films From The Berliner Schule examines the first major movement within German cinema since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and highlights 17 films by nine filmmakers made from the mid-1990s to the present.
The collective comprises a small group of Berlin-based auteurs including Barbara (pictured) director Christian Petzold and Angela Schanelec who hail from the former West and graduates of the Deutsche Film-und Fernsehakademie Berlin.
While there is no single manifesto, one common feature of Berlin School films is a departure from films based on Germany’s totalitarian past and movement towards films centred on characters in transit through their own lives.
The Berlin School: Films From The Berliner Schule is organised by MoMA’s Rajendra Roy and Sophie Cavoulacos along with film critic Anke Leweke.
For a complete list of films and screening times visit the website.