Caroline Rowland (London 2012), Gu Jun (Beijing 2008), Mai Zetterling (Munich 1972) and Leni Riefenstahl
(Berlin 1936) are the four other women who had the honour of directing an official film for the world's biggest sporting event.
His work is deeply researched and thoroughly contextualized, with fascinating vignettes about the many well-known figures who visited the island, including August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, who wrote the German national anthem on the island, Franz Kafka, Werner Heisenberg, Leni Riefenstahl
, and Adolf Hitler.
He also directed Greta Garbo, Asta Nielsen and Leni Riefenstahl
in their early film roles.
A highlight reel of Nazi cinema rewinds a familiar and fearful montage: the celebration of eugenic perfection in Leni Riefenstahl
's triumphal pseudo-docs, the anti-Semitic agit-prop of Hippler and Harlan, and the stock footage from archival compilations whose final act reveals the skeletons, living and dead, from the liberation of the concentration camps.
A German cultural foundation has been bequeathed photos, films, manuscripts and letters that belonged to the controversial filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl
, best known as the director of several Nazi propaganda movies.The Berlin-based Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation said on Monday that it had received an extensive collection of photographic and film material as well as manuscripts, letters, various files and documents that the director amassed during her lifetime.
The work is based on a true story highly publicised in the media.A few lessons in historyAnother work of Schulczova and Oleksak is Leni, a fictitious meeting of two real life personalities, Hitler's favourite photographer Leni Riefenstahl
and famous US TV host Johnny Carson, who invites her to his show and then grills her about her involvement with the Nazi state in Germany.
A skilled cameraman, Hans Ertl was a key member of Leni Riefenstahl
's Nazi propaganda unit, but when World War II ended, he was rendered a pariah in his native Germany.
Filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl
was commissioned by the German Olympic Committee to film the Games for $7 million.
Director Sari Dalena quipped on Facebook: 'Last year, it was Riefenstahl
. This year, Dreyer or Leone?'
Just how impressive and how much of a gamechanger (literally) it was can be seen in Lottie Riefenstahl
's film Triumph of the Will.
This carefully constructed identity was intended to serve as the private counterpart to the public persona already established through the propagandistic works of, most notably, Leni Riefenstahl
. While Riefenstahl
had before her a preexisting monumental built environment in which to record her subject and his adoring legions, the same cannot be said with regard to Hitler's domesticity.
23) in the realm of fiction and poetry, she states that her aim will instead be to focus intensively on the presentation of these engagements in the works of six key figures in nature writing and the visual arts, whose works represent important phases in the development of the modern German environmental imagination: Georg Forster, Alexander von Humboldt, Caspar David Friedrich, Albert Bierstadt, Leni Riefenstahl
and Werner Herzog.