Ingeborg Bachmann – Reise in die Wüste

FAST FORWARD 2023 / Projections:
11.12.2023 / 19:00 / CIC “Budo Tomović” – Dodest / Podgorica

Margarethe von Trotta / Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany / 2023 / 111′

Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Screenplay: Margarethe von Trotta
Editor: Hansjörg Weißbrich
Music: André Mergenthaler
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Production: Amour Fou Luxembourg, Amour Fou Vienna, Heimatfilm
Producers: Ossama Bawardi, Julian Berner, Bettina Brokemper, Christos Dervenis, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Starring: Vicky Krieps, Ronald Zehrfeld, Tobias Resch


Margarethe von Trotta brings us her latest film about the extraordinary and charismatic Ingeborg Bachmann, a German writer who, initially unsettled, and later conquered the male dominated bastion of German-language literature with her poetry. Despite being very young, she is at the peak of her career, and her relationship with the legendary Max Frisch is passionate, but professional friction slowly begins to disrupt their love harmony. When Ingeborg starts suffering from the situation that has arisen, friends are there to help her. She embarks on a journey to the desert where she finds her way back to herself and, more importantly, to her writing.


Margarethe von Trotta was born in Berlin in 1942. In the 1960s she moved to Paris where she worked for film collectives, collaborating on scripts and co-directing short films. She also pursued an acclaimed acting career, starring in films by well-known German directors such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Volker Schlöndorff. In 1977, von Trotta directed her first solo feature Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages (The Second Awakening of Christa Klages). With her third film, The German Sisters (1981), von Trotta’s position as New German Cinema’s most prominent and successful female filmmaker was fully secured. Her films feature strong female protagonists, and are usually set against an important political background. Themes in her work include the effect of the political on the personal, and vice versa, as well as the relationships between female characters, often sisters.


  • Berlin International Film Festival 2023 (Germany) – Nominee – Best movie
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2023 (North America) – Nominee – Best feature film