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Peter Handke
Peter Handke

Documentary “Peter Handke” now in cinemas

The documentary film Peter Handke – In the Woods, Might Be Late, whose theme is the life of the famous Austrian novelist, playwright and political activist, will be shown in Tuckwood, Akademija 28, Fontana and Belgrade Cultural Center cinemas, from Thursday, August 24.

The direction and screenplay are signed by Corinna Belz, German author who managed to show the life road of Peter Handke, from the day when, as a young man from an Austrian village, broke into the literary scene, to his daily life today in the suburbs of Paris.

Who is Peter Handke?

The titles of his books sound like the tunes in a jukebox: Offending the Audience and Other Spoken Plays, The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick or A Sorrow Beyond Dreams. In the 1960s, he was the definition of a “pop star” author.

Yet as soon as he started making the bestseller lists, he turned his back on stardom and went travelling, taking his readers along with him, dragging them into the rhythm and precision of his language and into his own examination of reality. As a young man, and still now, Handke never stopped asking: “Where are we now?” and “How should we live?”

The documentary portrait of Peter Handke was premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in August 2016.

Peter Handke is honorary citizen of Belgrade and The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts member.