The Volker Schlöndorff Collection
The Deutsches Filminstitut / Deutsches Filmmuseum presents this diverse collection for the first time 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 documentation relating to his films to the Deutsches Filmmuseum 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 eminent writers. 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 expanded step-by-step and developed further.