10 March 2011. For the series Thursday Films, Goethe-Institut projects the German movie The Blind Director by the West German director Alexander Kluge. This poignant movie describes a sequel of different stories on people who live superficially and who face up to some sort of crises in their lives.
The first ''story'' is set in 1939 and tells about the caretaker at a Polish film studio who gives his daughter to a German soldier believing that the soldier will help protect the studio's priceless film archives. Another tells of a little girl orphaned by an automobile accident. A third has to do with a business executive for whom traveling from one meeting to another becomes an end in itself. In another the members of a middle-class family who have become slaves to their home computer. Last but not least, a movie director desperately wants to complete his movie though blind as a bat.
Projection starts at 19.30 and lasts 106 minutes.