On Display: Peter Weiss

We were visiting Peter Weiss in Stockholm on 17th and 18th June 1979. We talked about his work on the book The Aesthetics of Resistance. Two volumes have already been published and P.W. is currently on the third.

He has been working on it for over ten years and not one sentence is unfounded. Weiss has performed an unbelievable amount of research, studied the lives of people serving as models down to the tiniest detail, and attaches great importance to visiting the scenes of the action. The film gives an impression of his work.

(Harun Farocki, 1979)

Original title Zur Ansicht: Peter Weiss Director, scriptwriter Harun Farocki Cinematographer Gerd Braun Editor Rosa Mercedes Sound Lasse Sjäström Production Harun Farocki Filmproduktion, Berlin-West Format 16 mm, col., 1:1,37 Length 44 min. First broadcast 19.10.1979, West 3 First screening February 1980, Berlin-West, Internationales Forum des Jungen Films