Radikale Liebesfilme


Strictly speaking there are no radical love films. A love film is a genre film i.e. it is programmed according to certain patterns of plot and scenery such as boy meets girl, first glances, scenes of doubt, and - depending on what kind of ending is aimed at - a kiss against the setting sun or the embrace of a dying person. Radical would be a different story: two people find each other likeable, but after ten years' of marriage they love each other. Such a film doesn't exist – or if it does it would be the exception.

If we had to name a root (=radical) of love, we would first of all have to mention the mother/child relationship. Biologists think of it as the core of humanity. Love is not an exclusive experience between grown-ups of same/different genders: After all you can love anybody or anything – your partner, your work, your city. Generally speaking, love is dedication. Or, more precisely – with Luhmann: Love is a notion for giving yourself of what you expect from  the other person. The 13 films in this programme approach an impossible genre. They are radical inasmuch as they take their subject seriously as a audiovisual  formulation of terms – even if they are comedies.

Winfried Pauleit and Rainer Stollman | Universität Bremen

Venue: CITY 46

Series runs from October 17, 2017 till January 30, 2018 * All films with introduction and discussion!

Damien Manivel | Le Parc

Le Parc

Di. 30.1.2018, 17:30 Uhr

Valeska Grisebach | Sehnsucht


Di. 23.1.2018, 17:30 Uhr

Ruth Mader | What is Love

What is Love

Di. 16.1.2018, 17:30 Uhr

Krzysztof Kieślowski | Drei Farben: Weiß

Drei Farben: Weiß

Di. 9.1.2018, 17:30 Uhr

Michael Haneke| Der siebente Kontinent

Der siebente Kontinent

Di. 19.12.2017, 17:30 Uhr

Terrence Malick | Badlands


Di. 12.12.2017, 17:30 Uhr

Claude Chabrol | Der Halunke

Der Halunke

Di. 5.12.2017, 17:30 Uhr

Pier Paolo Paolini | Teotrema - Geometrie der Liebe

Teotrema - Geometrie der Liebe

Di. 28.11.2017, 17:30 Uhr

Ingmar Bergmann | Wilde Erdbeeren

Wilde Erdbeeren

Di. 21.11.2017, 17:30 Uhr


Di. 14.11.2017, 17:30 Uhr

Mädchen in Uniform

Di. 7.11.17, 17:30 Uhr


Di. 24.10.2017, 17:30 Uhr, Mi. 25.10.2017, 18:00 Uhr

Leoparden küßt man nicht

Mo. 16.10.2017, 18:00 Uhr Di. 17.10.2017, 17:30 Uhr