The Volker Schlöndorff Collection
The Deutsches Filminstitut / Deutsches Filmmuseum presents the diverse collection as a virtual exhibition
The Volker Schlöndorff Collection is one of the most significant and comprehensive collections in the archive of the Deutsches Filminstitut and Deutsches Filmmuseum relating to New German Cinema. In June 1992, Volker Schlöndorff transferred all existing material of his films to the Deutsches Filmmuseum’s archive. On 31 March 2014 – Volker Schlöndorff’s seventy-fifth birthday – the Deutsches Filminstitut and Deutsches Filmmuseum presented this diverse collection as a virtual exhibition. The exhibition combines text and images with multimedia elements, and draws upon both the collections of the archive and on supplementary materials such as video interviews, educational media documents, and exclusive essays by film scholars. In one of the first curatorial selections of Schlöndorff’s work, documents and materials dealing with key films from the filmmaker’s extensive filmography have been prepared editorially and made available online. These are being further expanded and developed; step-by-step.