helma sanders brahms


September 2016 / The month in teapots:

  • Germany Pale Mother | Helma Sanders-Brahms | 1980
  • The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash | Eric Idle / Gary Weis | 1978
  • The Lighthouse | Mariya Saakyan | 2006
  • Dante’s Inferno | Ken Russell | 1967
  • Exhibition | Joanna Hogg | 2013
  • Father | István Szabó | 1966
  • Night and the City | Jules Dassin | 1950
  • Always on Sunday | Ken Russell | 1965
  • It Happened One Night | Frank Capra | 1934

“Cinema, is the most beautiful thing that people have thought up, the most com-plex, the best of all. A really great film – everything is in it. All the arts that man has devel-oped in the history of culture come together here. And that is what I would like to fill out. It is a gift, you either have it or you don’t. I can’t do a lot of things that normal people can. But when I am on a set, I feel an enormous amount of security. Then I know: I can do this. And I already had that feeling when Pasolini said: ‘You’re going to make films.’ Afterwards, I drove back to Cologne and gave my fiancé the ring back and said: I’m going to make films.” Back then, she already suspected what she knows today: “Art is so possessive, when you get involved with it, it absorbs you. You have to give it everything – everything.”

Helma Sanders-Brahms (1940-2014)