Conference Opening / Opening film: De Kribbebijter
Conference Opening and Presentation of the Willy Haas-Awards
Nur ein Viertelstündchen
D 1932. Dir: Alwin Elling. 21 min.
With Truus van Aalten, Theo Lingen, Robert Eckert
De Kribbebijter (Der Griesgram)
NL 1935. Dir: Hermann Kosterlitz, Ernst Winar. 90 min. Original with German subtitles DCP
With Cor Ruys, Louis de Bree, Fritz van Dongen, Dolly Mollinger, Louis Borel, Fien de la Mar, August Kiehl
A grumpy baron wants to determine the choice of spouse for his children. When his son marries a secretary, he disinherits him. But when his daughter-in-law becomes his housekeeper under a false name, he is very taken with the patented woman … The family grotesque of the German author Jane Beß was praised by the press as a “seizure with laughing gas, which provides for relaxation and cheerfulness”.