Malina


2h 3m 1990

Brief Synopsis

Set in Vienna, film charts a female writer's passage to self-destruction as she is torn between two lovers, one of whom is her husband.

Film Details

Release Date
1990
Production Company
Osterreichischer Rundfunk Fernsehen (Orf); Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Location
Munich, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Berlin, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Synopsis

Set in Vienna, film charts a female writer's passage to self-destruction as she is torn between two lovers, one of whom is her husband.

Film Details

Release Date
1990
Production Company
Osterreichischer Rundfunk Fernsehen (Orf); Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Location
Munich, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Berlin, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States December 1991

Released in United States May 1991

Released in United States September 24, 1993

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1990

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 9-20, 1991.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 22 - September 2, 1991.

Shown at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) ("Recent Films From Germany") in New York City December 1991.

"Malina," the only novel completed by the notoriously self-destructive author Ingeborg Bachman, was the first part of a projected autobiographical trilogy. Her death in 1973 turned her into a feminist martyr comparable to Sylvia Plath.

Began shooting June 4, 1990.

Completed shooting August 9, 1990.

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 22 - September 2, 1991.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1990

Released in United States May 1991 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 9-20, 1991.)

Released in United States September 24, 1993 (Public Theater; New York City)

Released in United States December 1991 (Shown at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) ("Recent Films From Germany") in New York City December 1991.)