Chicago European Union Film Festival 2017
Chicago premiere!

Doomed Love: A Journey Through German Genre Film

Verfluchte Liebe Deutscher Film

2016, Dominik Graf and Johannes Sievert, Germany, 92 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 17th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Mar 21st 6:00pm

While Fassbinder, Wenders, and the other marquee names of the 1970s-80s New German Cinema were making rounds on the international art-house and film-festival circuits, a parallel group of German genre and exploitation filmmakers were quietly establishing themselves at home, unafraid to challenge the political and moral norms of the era. Co-directors Graf (BELOVED SISTERS) and Sievert pay tribute to this era of ruddy and impassioned filmmaking in DOOMED LOVE. Through film clips and interviews, Graf and Sievert uncover a parallel filmmaking industry unbridled by conventions or decorum that remains largely unknown outside of Germany. In German with English subtitles. Courtesy of Goethe-Institut Chicago. DCP digital. (CW)


Please note: This trailer does not have English subtitles. Our screenings of the film will be subtitled in English.

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