Ingeborg Bachmann was born in Klagenfurt in 1926 and died in Rome in 1973. She was a star of lyricism, a philosopher, an opera librettist and a novelist. She was as tireless, incorruptible and uncompromising in love as in life, always close to the edge of the precipice. Her father was a Nazi, and when she met Paul Celan shortly after the war, she understood the deep chasm between the families of the perpetrators and those of the victims – a tension that would shape her life as well as her work. In “Death Styles”, the novel cycle of which only “Malina” was completed, she denounces the patriarchal structures that enabled fascism to exist.
Diary entries, letters, poems and prose conjure up an image of a searching, loving and above all virtuoso writer. Ingeborg Bachmann spared no pains to leave us with one of the greatest works of the 20th century. With Sandra Hüller and Jens Harzer. Concept: Joachim Hoell