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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

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Marilyn Ferdinand's AWFJ review:
    "The careful framing, gorgeous period settings, brilliantly orchestrated set-pieces, and vibrant colors of this film are a feast for the eyes, and I admired the subtle performances of this uniforml...