How Film Writes History Differently Frieda Grafe – 30 Films (3)
The third and final part of the retrospective of Frieda Grafe's 30 favorite films began at the end of October and continues from November 1–3. The first evening brings together Jean Renoir and Chantal Akerman and thus confronts two variants of the auteur film. Sternberg meets Rossellini on the second evening, each with a film from the early 50s. Two social microcosms coalesce in places that have been forgotten by history - a hazy volcano in southern Italy and a remote island in the Pacific Ocean, places that belong to two countries that just a few years earlier formed part of the fascist Axis alliance. On the final evening, Moullet's oppressive anatomy of a relationship rubs up against the liberating colors of Hawks, who makes "not even the slightest effort to maintain realism."