Binnenalster Filmfest – Open Air Cinema On The Water

OPEN AIR CINEMA: „PATRICA & PARSIFAL“these are the headliners of the Film Festival from the 14th to the 17th of September. Not only will the audience be able to see three Patricia-High-Smith film adaptations but also the public broadcasting of Wagner’s Parsifal peformed at the Opera Hamburg. Right after dawn, an enormous screen will be installed right above the Alster lake, creating a unique and magical atmosphere for all spectators.

The City Management Hamburg, the association Lebendiger Jungfernstieg as well as the FILMFEST HAMBURG organized the event. The four evenings are going to be a kick off to the new Opera Season and this year’s Filmfestival in Hamburg.

 About Patricia Highsmith (*1921)

The Texas born author wrote many novels about split personalities and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She always focussed on the motives of the crimes rather than the full solving of the case. Aged four she was declared to be highly intelligent when reading complicated and complex criminal-psychological papers about spontaneous offenders – this later on also showed in her novels.

 Apart from that, the visitors of the „Binnenalster Filmfest“ will be able to admire the broadcasting of Hamburg’s Opera performing Wagner’s Parsifal (in a version of Kent Nagano). Be enchanted by the special magical atmosphere of the nocturnal lake Alster. Also, for earlybirds a brass player ensemble will play some Wagner compositions prior to the broadcast (starting off at 7.45 pm).

 Film guide:

  • 14th of September: The festival will kick off with a screen adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s first novel: “Strangers on a Train” (USA, 1951) by Alfred Hitchcock.

  • 15th of September: Todd Hayen’sCarol” (USA/ GB, 2015) is based on Highsmith’s novel with the same name.

  •  16th of September: Broadcast from Hamburg Opera of Wagner’s Parsifal

  •  17th of September: “The American Friend” (GER/FRA,1977) will be the last one within the Highsmith trilogy. The movie will also be shown  to honour this year’s Douglas Sirk Award winner Wim Wenders. Interesting side fact: Parts of the movie were filmed in Hamburg.

All shows start at 8.30pm, free entry

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