Die führende Rolle

© Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Harun Farocki

Die führende Rolle, 1994

Die führende Rolle, 1994 Video, color, sound, 35 min Director: Harun Farocki Produced by: Harun Farocki Filmproduktion, Tele Potsdam, Berlin, 3sat


Artwork text

In The Leading Role the nostalgic and sentimental self-image of the East German gerontocracy is successfully brought into context with the “factual” image from the TV news of 1989. Here, Farocki is interested in the discrepancy between the self-image (symbolized by the parade of 1987 when the state was on its deathbed) and thereal loss of power. To penetrate the self-stylization of power, Farocki often “submits” to alien images and pre-rehearsed situations in his documentary films ... Farocki is concerned with the images of the world behind the images, a politi-cal category. (Eike Wenzel)

Lending history
2006 Vienna, AT, Österreichisches Filmmuseum