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19.02.18

101-hour long film Three Little Pigs by Albert Serra in the Dritter Stock at the Volksbühne Berlin

Filmstill Three Little Pigs © Andergraun Films

In a 17-day marathon, the Volksbühne will present the 101-hour film Three Little Pigs by Catalan film director Albert Serra from 23 February to 11 March. This cinematic portrait of Germany, about Fassbinder, Goethe and Hitler, will thereby be presented for the first time in its entirety, in a special setting in the Dritter Stock.

A portrait of Germany devised for dOCUMENTA (13), Three Little Pigs is set up as a continuous stream of speech filmed by Albert Serra, daily and in public, over two months in 2012 in four different locations around Kassel. Featuring non-professional actors recruited in bars and from the dOCUMENTA team, Three Little Pigs reflects on the construction of Europe, its cultural identity and foundation. There is no dramatisation and no improvisation. Literally page by page, the actors play Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Adolf Hitler and Rainer Werner Fassbinder at certain times in their lives by quoting and reading three specific books in their entirety: Conversations of Goethe by Johann Peter Eckermann; a selection of Hitler's conversations compiled by British historian Hugh Trevor-Roper, Hitler's Table Talk 1941-1944; and finally interviews and statements from Fassbinder über Fassbinder: Die ungekürzten Interviews (Fassbinder on Fassbinder: The unabridged interviews), edited by Robert Fischer.

Three Little Pigs
Volksbühne, Dritter Stock
23 February to 11 March 2018, Mon-Fri from 6 pm, Sat-Sun from 4 pm
In German (English translation will be provided)
One-day ticket: 8 €, combined ticket for 17 days: 51 €

The film Three Little Pigs is being presented at the same time as Liberté, Albert Serra's first work for the theatre in the German-speaking world. With their ticket to Liberté, visitors can watch Three Little Pigs on the same day for free. In addition, Serra's film about Casanova's last days, Historia de la meva mort (Story of My Death), will be screened on 27 February on the main stage. All dates and information can be found here.

Please contact the press office at presse@volksbuehne-berlin.de or on +49 (0) 30 24065 610 with press ticket and interview requests.

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