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Margarethe von Trotta

Margarethe von Trotta

Margarethe von Trottas a German film director and a member of New German Cinema.

In her early career, she was an actor, notably in films from both Fassbinder and Volker Schlöndorff. In 1971, she divorced her first husband to marry Schlöndorff. A few years later, her first feature followed and after that she came to be the foremost female director working in Germany at the time. Although she and Schlöndorff later split in 1991, she remains an important part of German cinema.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Margarethe von Trotta Facts

BirthdayFebruary 21, 1942 (80)
BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

Selected Filmography

Sheer Madness
Hannah Arendt
The Promise
The Second Awakening of Christina Klages
Sisters or the Balance of Happiness
Von Trotta 3pk Set
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