Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden (Dieter Berner)

Dieter Berner | 2018 | 110 min | Austria | English subtitles
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Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Music, Art & Fashion
Films with Q&A
World Cinema
Release Year:2018
Running Time:110 minutes
Premiere Status:Long Island Premiere
Production Country:Austria
Original Language:German
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Valerie Pachner
Maresi Riegner
Director:Dieter Berner
Production Company:Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion GmbH
Amour Fou Luxembourg
Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH
Screenwriter:Hilde Berger
Dieter Berner
Cinematography:Carsten Thiele
Editing By:Robert Hentschel
Extra Search Properties
Date Search:Tues. 11/13
Venue:Soundview - Port Washington


At the beginning of the 20th Century Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him – his sister and first muse Gerti, and 17 year old Wally, arguably Schiele’s one true love, immortalized in his famous painting ‘Death and the Maiden’. Schiele’s radical paintings scandalize Viennese society while daring artists like Gustav Klimt and art agents alike are sensing the exceptional. But Egon Schiele is also prepared to go beyond his own pain and to sacrifice Love and Life for his Art. Art that inspires us up to this day.

Q&A WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Professor and Art Historian Martha Hollander

MARTHA HOLLANDER is Professor of Art History at Hofstra University. She is the author of An Entrance for the Eyes: Space and Meaning in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art as well as various articles on seventeenth-century Dutch art and culture, as well as costume and film.  She is also an award-wining poet and translator.