New German Cinema (1960s-1980s)

New German Cinema emerged as a response to the political and social climate in post-World War II Germany. Filmmakers like Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, and Werner Herzog explored provocative and challenging themes relevant to contemporary German society. With their unique approach to storytelling, they challenged Hollywood conventions and traditional German filmmaking, paving the way for the Renaissance of German cinema. They brought their own artistic twist by combining personal visions with political commentary.

Two of the most important films of that era are:

  •    “The Marriage of Maria Braun” (1979) directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  •    “Wings of Desire” (1987) directed by Wim Wenders
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wings of desire

Do watch these incredible movies to understand this influential movement started by New German cinema and its impact on the films we see today.

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