KLIMT & SCHIELE the movie
The film event on scandals, dreams and obsessions of Vienna in the golden age through the works of Albertina, Belvedere, Kunsthistorisches, Leopold, Freud and Wien Museum.
A magical time for art, literature and music, in which new ideas circulate, Freud discover the movements of the psyche and women begin to claim their independence.
"At every age his art, art his freedom". It is the motto that stands in golden letters on the entrance to the Secession building and inaugurates a new era.
Precisely this era relives in Klimt & Schiele. Eros and Pische, told by the voice of the actor Lorenzo Richelmy: a city in the years when Hugo von Hofmannsthal, the young Ludwig Wittgenstein, the future directors Fritz Lang and Erich von Stroheim could be met on the streets or in the cafes on stage the dramas of Arthur Schnitzler and the opera was witnessed the first of La vedova allegra as the Salome by Richard Strauss. The documentary will be enriched with images of extraordinary strength, with the enchanting and enveloping decorations of Klimt's paintings up to the tormented lines of Egon Schiele. In his magnetic nudes and in the contorted figures explodes an invincible yet painful eroticism. A theme-scandal - right in the years when psychoanalysis developed - which caused the painter to incarcerate and to trial in the small town of Neulengbach.
Precisely eroticism is the secret thread of this story.
From the symbolic Protected content the publication of Sigmund Freud's Interpretation of Dreams, the unconscious rises strongly on the surface. Psychoanalysis, with its disruptive theories of infantile sexuality and repressed or suppressed emotions, shakes a right-thinking society that begins to open its eyes to the profound nature of the ego.
And then the Vienna of music, between the rhythm of the Strauss waltzes father and son that resounds in the squares and in the cafes and the memory of the giants of the past, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. From this tradition starts the young Arnold Schönberg, destined to subvert - just like the painters of the time - his art with dodecaphony, as we can explain the musicologist Bryan Gilliam and the pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. Vienna, a city in which the story revives, among the master confectioners that are handed down the recipe of Sacher torte and jewelers who take the liberty design, between the dances of society in which today young Viennese families dance and the marionettes that dance in Schönbrunn they enchant children with Strauss's Bat.
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