05/02/2021

Free online premiere of "The Naked King"

On 10 February 2021, "The Naked King – 18 Fragments on Revolution" will celebrate its online premiere. Special feature: the live stream from 8:15 pm via the film website koenig.wfilm.de is free for all viewers! In the midst of the global Corona crisis, W-film invites you to reflect on the renewing power of revolutionary upheaval with this exciting film essay! Special guests in the subsequent live film discussion are director Andreas Hoessli and historian Prof. Frank Bösch from the renowned Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Research. An event in cooperation with Altes Kino Ebersberg, Leibniz Centre Potsdam, Friedensbildungswerk Cologne and Haus des Dokumentarfilms Stuttgart. You can support the project by clicking on the donation button during the screening.

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"The Naked King": Magical Journey into the Heart of the Revolution

The world is in turmoil! Everywhere people are protesting for democratic freedom and human rights – but where is the tipping point from protest to revolution? In his documentary film "The Naked King – 18 Fragments on Revolution", director Andreas Hoessli traces precisely this question. His film essay is a magical journey into the heart of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and the 1980 Solidarność movement in Poland. What happened in the minds of the young women and men who took part in the revolutions back then? Bruno Ganz leads through the film as narrator. Awarded the main prize at DOK.fest Munich in the "DOK.international Main Competition" series.

On 11 February 2021, "The Naked King – 18 Fragments on Revolution" will be released on account of the Coronavirus in the W-film online cinema at shop.koenig.wfilm.de – just in time for the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. A good cause: Closed cinemas that provide support in promoting the film will share in the proceeds of the online exploitation!

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