GRAND FINALE: Mahler on the Couch  {16th Denver Jewish Film Festival}

GRAND FINALE: Mahler on the Couch
16th Denver Jewish Film Festival

Austria, 2010, 100 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany
Language: German English Sub-Titles

9pm Sat March 3
“That it happened is fact. How it happened is fiction.” Percy and Felix Adlon referring to the meeting of Mahler and Freud. Percy Adlon (Baghdad Cafe) and his son Felix have crafted a dreamlike biopic of illustrious composer Gustav Mahler during the years of his marriage to Alma Schindler. An actual meeting that occurred between Mahler and Sigmund Freud is expanded to form a framework for the film. We see a Mahler in crisis after learning that his beloved wife/muse is having an affair with the architect Walter Gropius. The “sessions” between brilliant psychiatrist and equally brilliant composer give rise to memories, recollections and flights of fantasy set to the gorgeous strains of Mahler’s music. This powerful and sensitive film captures the essence of the German Jewish intellectual community of the time. Colorado Premiere
—Julie Schwarz

Film followed by a Dessert Reception

Selected Festivals and Awards:
World Premiere Los Angles Film Festival; Opening Night Film NY Jewish Film
Grand Finale Sponsor:
MorEvents (Betsy & Gareth Heyman)
In-Kind Film Sponsor:
Colorado Public Radio

DIRECTOR: Percy Aldon, Felix Aldon

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