Kafka and Cinema

IFFMH and Karlstorkino celebrate ten years of UNESCO City of Literature Heidelberg and show films for the Kafka Year 2024

It's been ten years since Heidelberg was given the title UNESCO City of Literature. To mark the anniversary, the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival and the Karlstorkino are presenting a film series on the writer Franz Kafka from June to October, the centenary of whose death will be in 2024. The five-part film series invites you to discover Kafka's cosmos from three different cinematographic perspectives: as film adaptations of Kafka's works, as Kafkaesque cinema influenced by Kafka's works and as films that Kafka himself saw in the cinema. The film series “Kafka and Cinema” starts on June 7 with ›The Trial‹ (1962) by Orson Welles, a dark expressionist thriller based on Kafka's perhaps most famous novel.

Kafka and Cinema: all dates of the film series
07.06. ›The Trial - Le Procès‹ (1962), directed by Orson Welles
Introduction Renate Karst-Matausch, Program Council Karlstorkino

03.07. ›The Woman in the Dunes‹ (1964), directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara
Introduction and subsequent discussion with Dr. Asa-Bettina
Wuthenow. In cooperation with the Institute for Japanese Studies at the University of Heidelberg

31.08. ›The Castle‹ (1968), directed by Rudolf Noelte

27.09. ›Brazil‹ (1985), directed by Terry Gilliam
Introduction Sascha Keilholz, Festival Director IFFMH

25.10. ›The White Slave‹ (1910), directed by August Blom
Silent film with live musical accompaniment; with introduction and subsequent discussion

There will be a short introduction to the film at most screenings. Each screening starts at 7 pm. Tickets are available from the Karlstorkino.