MFF: Hildegard/ Knef [Melbourne]
MFF: Hildegard/ Knef [Melbourne]

Event Information


Thursday September 24, 2015
8:30 PM


Northcote Town Hall
West Wing Studio 1, 189 High Street
Northcote, Victoria

Auslan Interpreter/s

Susan Emerson

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Survival in a city pronounced dead. A city on the mend and making steady progress…the world becomes tangible, available, is waiting to be conquered.

Hildegard is ambitious. She fought in a war, sang songs, exposed her left breast, and cut if off. She can tell you what it means to be a woman in Berlin, a city in seventy year limbo between destruction, rubble and shiny new capitalism. Amongst the ruins of her past and a nation ravaged by war, Hildegard/Knef explores a world of death, destruction and music, where everything is under occupation by memories.

‘Lyrical storytelling at its best’ Gregg Hess, iO Theatre, The Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago

‘Watching Knef unravel under the weight of her memories makes for fascinating viewing’, Theatre Press

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