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24. May 2022 - 30. June 2022


Tracing E.T.A. Hoffmann in Cinema

Gripping stories, the mystical and the strange, automata, horrible creatures and bizarre fantasy creatures meet saints and sinners. Anyone who loves the fantastic cannot ignore E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822). He was a writer, composer, chapel master, draftsman and lawyer all in one. The whimsical, grotesque worlds and bizarre character creations of the romanticist form a veritable treasure trove for film: this is where horror meets crime, fantasy meets comedy and opera meets dance. Ever since the pictures learned to walk, filmmakers have been magically drawn to his visually powerful stories and grotesque characters.

15. May 2022 - 19. June 2022

A Life’s Œuvre and Liebestod

Richard Wagner and Cinema

Accompanying the exhibition in the German Historical Museum, the Zeughauskino is dedicating a retrospective to Richard Wagner's work and impact in the seventh art.

7. May 2022 - 27. May 2022

Casually at the Abyss

The New Munich Group

The New Munich Group represented one of the most interesting currents in West German cinema between 1964 and 1972, not least because it swam against the mainstream, against the films that film historians commonly refer to as the "young German cinema."