HDV (Germany / Switzerland 2018) 45 min.

In German, available for universities with English or French subtitles with Public Performance Rights and Digital Site License.

Pricing varies by country and institution.

Screening on June 5th, 2018

Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) Paris, 

45 rue d'Ulm at 7 pm, Salle des Actes

Filmmaker Thomas Josef Roth will be

present for discussion.

An introduction into Nietzsche's life and thinking with particular regard to his productive years in Sils Maria.

TOPICS:

Nietzsche’s childhood and upbringing, death of his father, music

as an influence, early professorship in Basel, illness, nomadic life, Schopenhauer’s impact, Will to Power, multi-perspective view, influence on modernity and post-modernity, hostility towards Christianity, Death of God, Zarathustra, life in Sils Maria, fear of blindness, early user of a typewriter, Eternal Recurrence of the Same, Silvaplana stone, breakdown in Turin, mental illness and death, Nietzsche’s so-called testament (scribblings at the clinic in Jena).

Friedrich Nietzsche is presented in this essayistic documentary as a fascinating, questionable and sometimes repulsive philosopher whose influence goes far beyond the boundaries of the academic world. As a representative of perspective thinking he is regarded as a pioneer of modernism and postmodernism. Of utmost importance for his life and work was the tiny Swiss village Sils Maria, the only place that he visited again and again during his nomadic years and where many of his works were created. 

 

The film conveys a tangible impression of the area and how this charismatic place must have influenced Nietzsche's thinking and feeling. For the first time in a film are shown in detail some of the scribbled sheets from the time of his so-called mental derangement at the clinic in Jena, one of these papers called by Nietzsche his "testament". The majority of the interviewees in the film are academics related the Nietzsche-Haus in Sils Maria. 

 

Thomas Josef Roth  was a student and assistant of the renowned

avant-garde filmmaker Peter Kubelka at the State Academy of Fine Arts Städelschule, Frankfurt. After graduating he received a Fulbright Scholarship for The New School University in New York City and later a one-year Artist Residency in London. His films won several awards and have played in international film festivals e.g. in London, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Princeton, Riga, Rome, San Jose and Warsaw.

ACADEMIA.EDU:  https://newschool.academia.edu/ThomasJosefRoth

with 

Prof. Dr. Peter André Bloch

(Mulhouse) board member Nietzsche-Haus Sils Maria   

PD Dr. Peter Villwock

(Sils Maria/Berlin) custodian Nietzsche-Haus Sils Maria     

Dr. Klaus Itta

(Freiburg im Breisgau/Basel)

Dr. Hannah Große Wiesmann

(Berlin)

Dr. Timon Boehm

(Zürich) Philosophy ETH Zürich

Nietzsche's death mask at Nietzsche-Haus, Sils Maria

Nietzsche's "testament", kept in a Swiss bank safe

Angaben gemäß § 5 TMG und verantwortlich für den Inhalt nach § 55 Abs. 2 RStV: Thomas Roth, Mörfelder Landstrasse 112,  60598 Frankfurt am Main

KONTAKT DOKHAUS BERLIN: Carola Hesse/Thomas Josef Roth  DokHaus Berlin, Graefestrasse 89, 10967 Berlin, Email: dokhausberlinfilm@gmail.com

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