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Heinrich von Kleist - Romantic Poet

Heinrich von Kleist - Romantic Poet

Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) was a German poet, dramatist, novelist and journalist. One of his best-known works was The Marquise of O, later adapted as a film by Eric Rohmer. Kleist famously died in a double suicide with Henriette Vogel, which became the subject of Jessica Hausner's film Amour Fou, a dark satire of the Romantic view of love and death. We offer both films together as a special double feature.

Heinrich von Kleist - Romantic Poet
  • The Marquise of O...

    Already an established filmmaker by the 1976 release of THE MARQUISE OF O, an adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist's classic short story, the film stands as Eric Rohmer's "dazzling testament to the civilizing effects of several different arts, witty, joyous and so beautiful to look at" (The New York...

  • Amour Fou

    Inspired by the actual suicide of Heinrich von Kleist (author of THE MARQUISE OF O...) and Henrietta Vogel, AMOUR FOU is a Cannes Film Festival-nominated wry period dramedy, which went on to win 2 prizes at the Austrian Film Awards. Forever under-appreciated and melancholy, Heinrich is a young po...