Feb 7th 2023

‘Mann at the Movies’ is a series of film adaptations of novels by Thomas Mann and his son Klaus Mann, held on the occassion of the exhibition ‘Thomas Mann: Democracy Will Win!,’ on view at Northestern’s University Library through March 15, 2023. More about the exhibition: https://german.northwestern.edu/

‘Death in Venice’ (1971) is Luchino Visconti’s haunting adaptation of Thomas Mann’s classic novel about an artist, paralysed by ennui and repressed emotion, who, during a visit to Venice, discovers in the homoerotic affection for a young man the last remnant of beauty and emotion. Lost in this “impossible love,” he loses not only his dignity, but also finds his death.

Additional Screenings:
‘Lotte in Weimar’ | Feb. 15, 7PM | Goethe-Institut Chicago ‘Mephisto’ | Mar. 01, 7PM | Northwestern University

This film series is supported by the German Department at Northwestern University; the Goethe-Institut Chicago; Northwestern University’s Departments of English, French and Italian; Slavic Languages and Literatures; and the Program of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University.

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