The weight of history
Kinoeye presents two articles on contemporaneous German films that have different takes on the process of coming to terms with a difficult past.
Remembering Deutschland im Herbst (Germany in Autumn, 1978)
Deutschland im Herbst juxtaposes differing narrative styles in order to confront audiences with Germany's crises that stemmed from present-day terrorism and the legacy of the past. Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith looks back at this classic omnibus film.
An adaptation with fangs
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
(Nosferatu the Vampyre, 1979)
Detailing the cultural background, production history, and critical reception of Herzog's Nosferatu remake, Garrett Chaffin-Quiray explains the film's complex relationship to the horror genre while providing insight into the filmmaker's "purposefully austere aspiration to beauty."
From the archive
Kinoeye articles on the legacy of Europe's Nazi past in film: