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31st International Film History Conference


Meister des Weimarer Kinos.
Joe May und das wandernde Bild



22 - 24 November 2018 daily 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
at the University Guest House (Rothenbaumchausse 34)


The centenary of the founding of the Weimar Republic offers an excellent opportunity to revisit the work and influence of one of the most important filmmakers in Weimar cinema.

Director and producer Joe May (1880 - 1954) is the focus of the 15th annual cinefest. As head of a film company with studio sites in Berlin-Weissensee and Woltersdorf, he collaborated with major film architects such as Martin Jacoby-Boy, Fritz Maurischat, Erich Kettelhut, and Paul Leni. Under his patronage, films were produced in collaboration with Uwe Jens Krafft, Karl Gerhardt, and Robert Dinesen. During his career, May discovered and worked with many talented people (Harry Piel, Fritz Lang, Thea of ​​Harbou, E. A. Dupont, etc.) and pioneered film-genres such as the detective film, the melodrama, and cinematic riddles. Primarily, he is renowned for monumental films such as: the trilogy Veritas Vincit (1918/19), the adventure series Die Herrin der Welt (1919), the 2-part Das indische Grabmal (1921), and Tragödie der Liebe (1922/23). Asphalt (1928/29) is considered a masterpiece of German silent film. In the early days of sound film, May was internationally involved in multi-language versions (MLV), such as the comedy Ihre Majestät die Liebe (DE 1930, Dir.: Joe May), which was also filmed in a French version (Son Altesse l'amour, FR/DE 1930/31, Dir: Erich Schmidt, Robert Péguy) and as an English remake (Her Majesty Love, US 1931, Dir: William Dieterle). After being forced into exile by the Nazis, May attempted to gain a foothold in Hollywood in the 1930s. During the Festival and Conference, we will also take a closer look at a selection of the approximately 10 films made during his exile.
The Festival and Conference will not only focus on films by Joe May and those by his wife Mia (1884-1980) and daughter Eva (1902-24) but also on films by his “pupils”, international contemporary films, and pre/remakes.

The 31st International Conference of German Film Heritage is an integral part of the festival, where the topics of the festival will be deepened in presentations and discussions.

Panels and presenters:


Thursday, 22 Nov morning
Panel 1: FAMILY MAY/MANDL
Marie-Theres Arnbom, Wien: Kein Phönix aus der Asche. Joe Mays schillernde Familie

Thursday, 22 Nov afternoon
Panel 2: TEAM MAY
Michael Töteberg, Hamburg: Die sensible Dichterin und der Praktiker. Kollaborateure: Thea von Harbou und Fritz Lang
Evelyn Hampicke, Berlin: Von bewegten Kleidern. Der Regisseur Joe May und seine Kostümbildner

Friday, 23 Nov morning
Panel 3: FILM ARCHITECTURE IN MAY-FILMS
Catherine Surowiec, London: Designing the Worlds of Joe May
Werner Sudendorf, Berlin: Learning by doing - Erich Kettelhuts Arbeit für Joe May

Friday, 23 Nov afternoon
Panel 4: JOE MAY ABROAD
Geoff Brown, London: Master of the World? The Adventures of Joe May in Britain
Chris Horak, Los Angeles (per Skype): Joe May in der Horror-Küche bei Universal

Saturday, 24 Nov morning
Panel 5: FILM FACTORY MAY
Peter Lähn, Frankfurt: Die Wahrheit siegt im Kino. Familie May in revolutionären Zeiten
Jürgen Kasten, Berlin: Kassenheld oder Flopproduzent mit beschränkter Eignung? Joe May und die Ufa 1918 bis 1925

Saturday, 24 Nov afternoon
Panel 6: INFLUENCES AND REMAKES
Thomas Brandlmeier, München: HERRIN DER WELT revisited
 Maja Figge, Berlin: Orientalistische Verschiebungen zwischen Deutschland und Indien. Fritz Langs Remake DAS INDISCHE GRABMAL und DER TIGER VON ESCHNAPUR (1958/59)


Following the conference, the presentations will be published in a book (deadline for the articles: 31 December 2018; Release date: Fall 2019).


In preparation for the festival and conference there was an internal screening 26- 29 April 2018 in Berlin. More information (pdf)





For more information, please contact:

CineGraph e.V., Schillerstr. 43, D - 22767 Hamburg
Tel.: +49-(0)40-352194 / Fax: +49-(0)40-345864
email: kongress(at)cinegraph.de


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