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A trio of films by César and Palme d’Or-winning Volker Schlöndorff, a pioneering director of the New German Cinema.


Volker Schlöndorff France, 2007


With a roving desire to find stories to tell around the world, Volker Schlöndorff has traveled in our triple feature from New York to the coast of France—and now to the steppes of Kazakhstan for a gorgeously sweeping tale written by Jean-Claude Carrière, the great collaborator of Buñuel and Godard.

Calm at Sea

Volker Schlöndorff France, 2012


We travel to occupied France of the Second World War with New German Cinema maverick and Palme d’Or-winning director Volker Schlöndorff. No stranger to the urgency of historical drama, Schlöndorff sheds light on a wrenching wartime tragedy infamous in France but relatively unknown here—until now.

Death of a Salesman

Volker Schlöndorff United States, 1985


Volker Schlöndorff, a major participant along with Herzog and Fassbinder in the New German Cinema with such films as The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum and The Tin Drum, is the subject of this week’s triple feature. He brings his own unique approach to Arthur Miller’s classic—as does Dustin Hoffman.

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