Public Screening #01: Ingemo Engström, Dark Spring, January 7, 2017, Arsenal
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Ingemo Engström’s graduation film DARK SPRING (West Germany 1970) was made at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film in Munich, where she began studying in 1967. After the premiere at a festival in Mannheim, Uwe Nettelbeck wrote in “Filmkritik”: “Films like DARK SPRING […] do not translate into the language of those who immediately think they know what such films are about […] But more, DARK SPRING is the film of a woman and a women’s film in which women say something, namely: how they see things.” Harun Farocki saw the film in 1971 at the Hamburger Filmschau. In the succeeding years, he worked closely with Engström; they made the 1975 film “Erzählen” (Telling) together. We have not yet seen DARK SPRING, which is why we are screening it.
Opening the program:
Hurra für Frau E. – Günter Peter Straschek – BRD 1967 – 16mm – 7 Min
Informationen about both films here (PDF)January 7th, 2017, Event / Projects