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A Pictorial Dream — Directed by Straub and Huillet
Class Relations

June 25 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

“Franz Kafka’s incomplete first novel Amerika is the basis of Class Relations. An ecstatic and haunted fever dream of the United States — the place where Kafka longed to disappear, if only in his imagination — Amerika is told from the perspective of a young German immigrant who encounters a strange new world, with its violent lies and quixotic optimism, like a modern-day Parsifal. Straub and Huillet took pains to render the German mannerisms and dialect of Kafka’s novel faithfully, and shot their film almost entirely in the port city of Hamburg” — Harvard Film Archive. (1983, 35mm, subtitles, 130 minutes)

courtesy Belva Film

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