28th Festival 2018

Fringe programme

Thursday 08. Nov. // 4.30 p.m. – ca. 6.30 p.m.

From 14 years

Passage Kinos

Free entry
Free reservation tickets


»Death and the maiden«

Feature film by Roman Polański

»Death and the maiden«

Script: Ariel Dorfman, Rafael Yglesias / Direction: Roman Polański
Camera: Tonino Delli Colli / Music: Wojciech Kilar
Actors: Sigourney Weaver (Paulina Escobar), Ben Kingsley (Dr. Roberto Miranda),
Stuart Wilson (Gerardo Escobar) and others
Great Britain / USA / France 1994 // Duration: 100 Minuten
In German language

Introduction: Dr. Martina Bako, Theatre scientist, Leipzig

The neurotic Paulina Escobar lives with her husband in a lonely house on the coast of a Latin American state. She had suffered merciless persecution during the military dictatorship that had ruled a few years before. When her husband brings a guest home with him, Paulina believes that she recognizes her past torturer and rapist …

The enthralling film »Der Tod und das Mädchen« (»Death and the maiden«) by the famous French-Polish director Roman Polański (»Rosemary’s baby«, 1968, »The pianist«, 2002) is based on the theatre piece by the Chilean Ariel Dorfman (premiered in London in 1991). The title originates from the string quartet by Franz Schubert (Vienna 1826) with the same name, which Polański ingeniously includes in his film.