Werner Schroeter is one of the most influential filmmakers of New German Cinema, such that directors from Fassbinder to Herzog to Sybeberg have graciously lauded his name. But Schroeter is little known outside of the aficionados of New German Cinema, and Goethe plans to fix this with a month long celebration at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Starting Thursday November 8, 2012 at 6:30, Schroeter’s 1986 opus The Rose King and include the Toronto Premiere of Deux on November 17, 2012 at 7:00pm, and 1972’s The Death of Maria Malibran to be introduced by the General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, Alexander Neef. For a complete listing of the films to be screened, go to the TIFF link for Magnificent Obsession: the Films of Werner Schroeter.

What: Magnificent Obsession: the Films of Werner Schroeter

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox

When: Thursday November 8, 2012 to Sunday December 9, 2012

For More Info: Go to the Goethe and TIFF websites.