24th Athens International Film Festival

Liebelei (1933)

Tamasa Distribution
Philippe Chevassu
122 rue La Boetie
75008 Paris ?
Tel: 0033 1 43 59 0101
Fax: 0033 1 43 59 6441
e-mail: [email protected]

It is the turn of the century and Vienna is immersed in music. Fritz, a young cavalier officer falls madly in love with Christine, but continues to pursue his affair with Baroness von Eggersdorff. When the Baron von Eggersdorff discovers his wife’s infidelity, he challenges his rival to a duel. Beneath Ophüls’s lyrical, sweeping elegance lies a much darker tale of passion, male conflict and class struggle. Liebelei was Ophüls’s last German film before he fled to France. The Nazis subsequently destroyed all copies; only five of them survive ? and this year the Athens International Film Festival brings you the best of them, digitally restored.

Director: Max Ophüls
Cinematography:Franz Planer
Editor: Friedel Buckow
Cast:Wolfgang Liebeneiner,Magda Schneider, Carl Esmond

Germany, Β & W
German, 86’
Format: 35mm

      RETROSPECTIVE: Max Ophüls

      RETROSPECTIVE: Max Ophüls

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      Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

      Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

      UCLA Film & Television Archive Todd Wiener 1015 North Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038-2616 Phone: 001 323 462 4921 Fax: 001 323 469 9055 e-mail: [email protected]

      The Reckless Moment (1949)

      The Reckless Moment (1949)

      Helena_Brissenden e-mail: [email protected]

      Caught (1949)

      Caught (1949)

      UCLA Film & Television Archive Todd Wiener 1015 North Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038-2616 Phone: 001 323 462 4921 Fax: 001 323 469 9055 e-mail: [email protected]

      Roundabout - La Ronde (1950)

      Roundabout - La Ronde (1950)

      BFI Andrew Youdell 21 Stephen Street London W1T 1LN UK Tel: 0044 020 7255 1444 e-mail: [email protected]