Proletarian Winters Tale

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Proletarian Winters Tale (Proletarisches Wintermarchen Ein)

Directed by Julian Radlmaier

  • Germany 2014; 63 min
  • Original version: German, Georgian
  • Genre: Drama

  • IFF Rotterdam

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Hope for cinema!

Gerwin Tamsma, IFF Rotterdam

Bold, symbolic, political cinema. With a brechtian attitude and marxist vocabulary. Ironic and colourful, but also unwieldy and theatrical. Totally different from the German cinema of the last Decade.

Brigitte Haring, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

A true fairy tale the author of which succeeds to ask some actual and some eternal questions about the world, class struggle, neoconservatism, the return of reactionary rhetorics and the discreditation of leftist ideas. Surprisingly mature but with a youthful freshness. Between Straub, Athina Rachel Tsangari and Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Vladimir Lyashchenko, Gazeta.ru

In a very interesting way, the film constructs an idiosyncratic cinematic space – somewhere between the asceticism of Straub and the playfulness of Iosseliani. A modern leftist cinema.

Evgeniy Maisel, Iskusstvo Kino (Kino Art)

A PROLETARIAN WINTER'S TALE has a lot to do with Brecht and his conception of the folk play. In this regard, one must think of the anarchistic humour of Liesl Karlstadt and Karl Valentin on the one hand, and, on the other hand, of that vivid abstract dream called MACHORKA-MUFF, which stands at the beginning of the oeuvre of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub. The result is funny, proudly dialectic, simple but full of unexpected excentricities. And amdist all that: a trio looking so defiantly melancholic as if it came out of an early Kaurismäki.

Olaf Moller, Bildrausch FF Basel