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Ingeborg Bachmann – Journey into the Desert

Ingeborg Bachman - Reise in die Wüste

Directed by Margarethe von Trotta

Cast: Basil Eidenbenz, Luna Wedler, Ronald Zehrfeld, Tobias Resch, Vicky Krieps

Winner of the 28th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival 2024 Audience Award Best Feature Film. Statement by Margarethe von Trotta: “What a joy! In the beginning of my film career, I used to visit San Francisco very often and I even considered moving there because I fell in love with its people and the city. That’s why I’m especially happy about the award, also because it’s an audience award. After all, we make films for the viewers, not just for ourselves. Thank you very much!” 

It tells the story of the Austrian author Ingeborg Bachmann (starring Vicky Krieps) and her life in Berlin, Zurich and Rome, her relationship with Max Frisch, her trip to Egypt and her radical texts and readings.

Presented with the support of the Excelsior German Center (Premiere Sponsor) and the Consulate General of Luxembourg in San Francisco. Community Outreach Partner Open Austria. Special Thanks: The Match Factory

Dates & Times


Roxie Theater

Sat, Apr 20
6:30 pm

Rialto Cinemas® Elmwood

Mon, Apr 22
7:45 pm