Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945)

This German movie is long, slow, indulgent unrhyming poetry about a crazed muse. I can’t recommend the film unless a disturbed freedom resonates with you.  Before the performance, I knew nothing of this poet or her world. But her temperament lives in a small part of me — very distant and withered.

The film’s art,  history and cinema surprisingly kept my impatient attention while I supplemented the catastrophic montage of  Else with these:


Filed under Philosophy & Religion

5 responses to “Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945)

  1. Hi Sabio,

    Very interesting. How do you saw the film? DVD obviously?! There is a biografie about Else Laskar-Schüler but I cannot find a DVD at amazon. The film seems to be von 1997.

    Greeting, Matthias

  2. Sabio Lantz

    @ Matthias,
    Yes, it was a DVD from NetFlix.com. “Mein Herz-Niemandem!” 1997, directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms.

  3. “NetFlix not available in your country” it says. I’ll check how I can get it. Thanks.

  4. Ooops, yeah, sorry — NetFlix is well-know in the USA. I watch lots of foreign and independent films and this is the only way I can get them. I love NetFlix.

  5. Sorry it was not better but I love film and book reviews, so kudos!

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