“Malina Animal Animus Anima,” the unnamed writer scribbles on a piece of paper. Malina is the name of the man she lives with in a Viennese apartment. The two are considered a couple, but it is probably more of a community of convenience. Then she falls in love with the Hungarian Ivan. The German-Austrian feature film “Malina” is based on the novel of the same name by Ingeborg Bachmann, published in 1971. Werner Schroeter filmed it 20 years later, starring Isabelle Huppert and Mathieu Carriere. Elfriede Jelinek wrote the screenplay, the Munich cinema operator brothers Steffen and Thomas Kuechenreuther produced the film. It has received several awards, including the German and Bavarian Film Awards, and it can now be seen again in the cinema. After the performance there will be an audience discussion with Thomas Kueckerreuther.
Malina, D/AT 1991, director: Werner Schroeter, film and discussion, Wed., Feb. 8th, 7.15 p.m., ABC cinema, Herzogstr. 1a