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Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #48. Margarethe von Trotta’s Bachmann & Frisch

Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #48. Margarethe von Trotta’s Bachmann & Frisch

Bachmann & Frisch

Veteran German filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta puts her focus on a feminist author who wrote on women’s issues in the post-war period and is known for being radical. Moving between Jordan, Luxembourg, Cologne, Vienna, Zurich and Rome between the months of March to June, Bachmann & Frisch stars Vicky Krieps and Ronald Zehrfeld. Von Trotta wrote the project.

Gist: This focuses on author Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) and her turbulent life. Bachmann travelled a great deal during her lifetime, wrote a number of radical texts and gave many lectures. She was, moreover, involved in a passionate romantic relationship with Swiss author Max Frisch.

Release Date/Prediction: This will have a major film festival premiere.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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