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Festival in Media
Section: Made in Germany
Country: Germany /Austria
Year: 2016


Lou Andreas-Salomé

color/113 minutes

Director: Cordula Kablitz-Post Screenplay: Cordula Kablitz-Post, Susanne Hertel Cinematography: Matthias Schellenberg Editing: Beatrice Babin Cast: Katharina Lorenz, Nicole Heesters, Liv Lisa Fries, Julius Feldmeier, Merab Ninidze, Alexander Scheer, Katharina Schüttler, Matthias Lier

The legendary writer and psychoanalyst Lou Andreas-Salomé is leading a lonely existence in Göttingen in 1933, threatened by the Nazi regime. When German philologist Ernst Pfeiffer enters her life, she begins to write her memoirs with him. Born 1861 in St. Petersburg, she vows never to fall in love and to pursue intellectual perfection. She meets Paul Rée and Friedrich Nietzsche and, against all conventions of time, Lou and Rée live and study together in Berlin. Lou attains her goal of an intellectual and free spirited life, but when she meets the young and still unknown writer Rainer Maria Rilke she falls in love. After they break up she has numerous affairs. Lou begins to attend Sigmund Freud’s lectures, becomes a well-esteemed psychoanalyst and finally recognizes the trauma of her youth.

Production: Senator Film Produktion, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk, KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production, Avanti Media Fiction-Film und Fernsehproduktion


Cordula Kablitz-Post

Cordula Kablitz-Post is a director and producer, known for Lou Andreas-Salomé (2016), Christoph Schlingensief - Die Piloten (2009) and Nina Hagen - Godmother of Punk (2011).


2016 Lou Andreas-Salomé

2011 Nina Hagen - Godmother of Punk (TV Movie documentary)

2009 Liebe ohne Grenzen (TV Series documentary)

2009 Christoph Schlingensief - Die Piloten (Documentary)

2006 Mein Leben - Helmut Berger (TV Movie documentary)