The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Weest Germany 1974, 110 mins
Director: Werner Herzog

+ intro & discussion

In common with many key figures in Werner Herzog’s films, Kaspar Hauser is at odds with his surroundings. Having been isolated through childhood, he is then abandoned in a city where he is treated as a freak and attempts are made to socialise him. Bruno S portrays Kaspar’s inner and social journey with sensitivity, revealing his acute sensory perception and curiosity about the world.

The event and post screening discussion will be hosted by writer and researcher Dr Ethan Lyon, co-host of Autism Through Cinema podcast.

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)
Director: Werner Herzog
Bruno S
Walter Ladengast
Brigitte Mira
Clemens Scheitz

West Germany 1974
110 mins

A BFI release

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BFI Southbank has been awarded the National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Award.

The next relaxed screening is: OSKA BRIGHT FILM FESTIVAL 2024 FIRST LOOK + intro
Monday 26 February 2024 18:20 NFT3

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