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Film still from ES: A younger and an older woman stand together. They are the actresses Tilla Durieux and Sabine Sinjen.

Mon 15.05.

  • Director

    Ulrich Schamoni

  • FRG / 1966
    86 min. / 35 mm / Original version

  • with

    Sabine Sinjen, Tilla Durieux

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Introduction: Daniela Gregori

The Tilla Durieux. A Witness to a Century and Her Roles exhibition curated by Daniela Gregori at the Georg Kolbe Museum is dedicated to Tilla Durieux (1880-1971) and her dramatic life. The celebrated theater and film star was a Berlin icon and the muse of numerous artists. She is thought to have been the most depicted woman of her time. She made her breakthrough as an actor on the stage of the Deutsches Theater with her role as Salomé in 1903. And in 1966, at the age of 84, she played her last role at the cinema in Ulrich Schamoni's ES. The film (in which she plays an “old woman from East Germany”) is about Hilke (Sabine Sinjen), a young unmarried woman who lives with Manfred in Berlin, deliberately opposed to the ideas and conventions of the bourgeoisie. When Hilke finds out that she is pregnant, she decides to have an abortion, only telling Manfred retrospectively. ES was Ulrich Schamoni's first feature-length film and an early work of New German Cinema. (Eva Antunes)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media