Sun 30 September
Die Zeit Ist Aus Den Fugen
On the occasion of the performance ‘M, A Reflection. Een solo voor een man en zijn dubbelganger’ by Kris Verdonck, the Goethe Institute (in conjunction with De Internationale Keuze) will screen the documentary ‘Die Zeit ist aus den Fugen’. The film’s director, Christoph Rüters, will give an introduction.
It was the last big theatre event of the GDR – Heiner Müller´s seven and a half hours ongoing Hamlet production at the ‘Deutsche Theater’ Berlin. The rehearsals started in August 1989. Müller stages the play as a drama of a young intellectual, who stands between two eras, causing his downfall.
The filmmaker Christoph Rüter documents the rehearsals as the time itself goes to pieces. The events of the time enter the theatre space. The change isn´t just the subject of the play anymore, it becomes reality. Instead of rehearsing, Heiner Müller and his actor Ulrich Mühe speak at the legendary demonstration on the 4th of November at the Berlin Alexanderplatz - Rüters Film shows very closely how two famous theatre personalities of the GDR experience the political change in the GDR. This documentation is an extraordinary document of contemporary history.
The director, Christoph Rüter (1957), worked until 1989 as a dramaturg at the Freie Volksbühne Westberlin. He has worked with Thomas Brasch, Hans Neuenfels, Heiner Müller and Bob Wilson.
G 1989-91, director: Christoph Rüter, 100 min German with English subtitles (film).