ARTE film screening: "DO YOU KNOW KAFKA?"

6/3/24 in Rostock

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The next dates:

  • Monday, Jun 3, 202419:30 - 21:00 clock

Film screening & discussion with Dr. Stephan Lesker (University of Rostock)


Franz Kafka, most of whose stories and novels were published posthumously and against his will, wrote world literature. To mark the 100th anniversary of his death, this film by director Pavel Šimák takes a new look at his work and his person and takes a closer look at the persistent Kafka cult surrounding the supposedly unrealistic, introverted and humorless writer.

With rich, partly unpublished archive material, quotes and Kafka experts such as Reiner Stach and the French Germanists Jean-Pierre Lefebvre and Florence Baucaud, this film delves into the world of Franz Kafka: an insurance clerk in Prague at the beginning of the 20th century, who struggled throughout his life for his artistic freedom as a writer and whose unmistakable writing style and his universal themes revolving around identity and the self-alienation of the individual still cast a spell over us today.

Broadcast on ARTE: 29.05.24 at 10 pm and afterwards in the ARTE Mediathek

Free admission

Venue: Literaturhaus Rostock (in the Peter-Weiss-Haus), Doberaner Str. 21, 18057 Rostock

In cooperation with ARTE, cultural partner of the network of literature houses.

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This event is free of charge.

Event dates
  • Monday, Jun 3, 2024 19:30 - 21:00 clock
Event Location

House of Literature Rostock

Doberaner Straße 21
18057 Rostock
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House of Literature Rostock

Doberaner Straße 21
18057 Rostock


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