Film/Public Viewing, Literatur/Performance

Literatur & Film on Andersen Day


Irmi Horn presents  the poet and reads the horror story: DIE ROTEN SCHUHE. This will be followed by the film version from 1948.Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, GB 1948

Irmi Horn

A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

H.C. Andersen 1836 (C.A. Jensen)

Hans Christian Andersen was born on April 2, 1805 in Odense in Denmark. As the son of a poor shoemaker, he was initially denied access to school and education. Danish King Frederick VI, who became aware of his extraordinary talent, enabled him as a patron to attend the Latin school in Slagelsen and to study at the university. Andersen later traveled through Germany, France and Italy, which inspired him to carry out lively impressionistic works. He achieved world fame through his 168 fairy tales. Andersen died in Copenhagen in 1875.

One focus of our film art programme is, among other things, the coexistence of people, their confrontation with conflict situations. Circumstances of need that contribute to revolts and war are examined, as well as personal and social constraints and sensitivities that individuals have to deal with in their own lives and as world inhabitants in a threatened natural environment. All of these sensitivities are examined by directors in a cheerful, serious, ironic, sad, sentimental, instructive, disturbing or constructive way and want to contribute to meaningful communication and empathic understanding.
Many films belong to the kunstGarten series WOMEN EMPOWERMENT.

Indoors during the cold season and bad weather! Donations requested!

  • Please make reservations not later than 2 hours before the programme begins: or +43 316 262787