In Love with Lou – A Philosopher’s Life (Lou Andreas-Salomé)

In Love with Lou – A Philosopher’s Life (Lou Andreas-Salomé)
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Drama, History - 2016 - Germany


The legendary writer and psychoanalyst Lou Andreas-Salomé is leading a lonely existence in Göttingen 1933 threatened by the Nazi regime. When German philologist Ernst Pfeiffer enters her life, she begins to write her memoirs with him. Born 1861 in St. Petersburg she vows never to fall in love and to pursue intellectual perfection. She meets Paul Rée and Friedrich Nietzsche and against all conventions of time, Lou and Rée live and study together in Berlin. Lou attains her goal of an intellectual and free spirited life, but when she meets the young and still unknown writer Rainer Maria Rilke she falls in love. After they break up she has numerous affairs. Lou begins to attend Sigmund Freud’s lectures, becomes a well-esteemed psychoanalyst and finally recognizes the trauma of her youth.

Director: Cordula Kablitz-Post
Dop: Matthias Schellenberg
Screenplay: Cordula Kablitz-Post, Susanne Hertel
Cast: Nicole Heesters, Katharina Lorenz, Liv Lisa Fries, Julius Feldmeier, Merab Ninidze, Alexander Scheer, Katharina Schüttler
Music: Judit Varga
Technical Details: 1: 2,35 / 4K / 113 min. / Color
Original Language: German
Subtitle Dubbed: English subtitled
Producer: Cordula Kablitz- Post, Helge Sasse, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Co Producer: Josef Reidinger, Antonio Exacoustos, Sissi Hüetlin
ARRI Media Services: International Sales
Nominations: ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman at the Cleveland IFF 2017
Awards: Internationales Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2016 - Audience Award • • Semaine du Cinéma Allemand de Dinard 2017 - Le Bretzel d’Or
Festivals Internationales Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2016, Shanghai International Film Festival 2016, Festival des deutschen Films Paris 2016, Festival des deutschen Films China 2016, German Film Fest Australia, Tbilisi Film Festival 2016, Berlin & Beyond Filmfestival San Francisco 2017, Jewish Film and Cultural Festival of Lisbon 2017, Cleveland Int'l Film Festival 2017, Seoul International Agape FF 2017, German Language Film Fest in Ottawa 2017, Semaine du Cinéma Allemand de Dinard 2017, Socially Relevant Filmfestival New York