documentary produced by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, 1972 (91 minutes)


Buenaventura Durruti, worker, trade unionist, anarchist and revolutionary, was a central figure in the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
No writer would ever decide to recount the story of his life; it was too much like an adventure story“, according to Russian writer Il’ja Erenburg. Hans Magnus Enzensberger took up the challenge, and wrote his novel The Short Summer of Anarchy: Life and Death of Buenaventura Durruti, from which he also produced this evocative documentary with its moving testimonies, images and original filmed sequences.


directed by Dagmar Knöpfel, 1999,
with Dagmar Knöpfel, Sylvester Groth and Janina Sachau (99 minutes)
with the participation of Dagmar Knöpfel


The film is based on the original letters and an essay written by Hans Magnus Enzensberger describing the love story between the poet Clemens Brentano and Auguste Bussman, the 17-year old daughter of a wealthy Frankfurt banker. The story takes place in nineteenth-century Germany, and recounts the scandalous love affair, which has secret links to the poet’s second marriage.


Dagmar Knöpfel
is a German film director. After studying humanistics, she graduated from the Film and Television Academy, and began to work as author and director of documentaries, television shows and advertisements. In 1984, she made the film Ein Bett mit Passagieren (A Bed with Passengers), based on a story by Italo Calvino. She later directed the film Brigitta, five episodes of the popular TV series, Gute Zeiten – Schlechte Zeiten  (Good Times – Bad Times) and the documentary Tintoretto.  In 1999, Knöpfel made Requiem fur eine romantische Frau (Requiem for a Romantic Woman), for which she received the Hessen Film Prize and the Bavarian Film Award, and has participated in numerous international film festivals. As well as a number of theatre productions, she also directed the films Der Freund meiner Mutter (My Mother’s Friend) and Through this night. She is currently working on Du meine Pappel im roten Kopftuch, based on the novel The Girl with the Red Scarf by Tschingis Aitmatov.

Wednesday 24 March, 18:30

Ridotto del Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi

Pordenone - Via Roma, 2