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      Clara

      2008 1h 47m Biography Drama Music List
      Reviews 60% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Music links Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Great movie. I wish there were more like it!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/27/19 Full Review Audience Member Hi I like to watch this movie ,what can i do? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Bride, Mother and Sister of sublimated emotions – “Clara Schumann” (“Geliebte Clara”: “Beloved Clara”) of Helma Sanders-Brahms (2008) For us, Americans who are the heirs of mass culture (as repressively de-sublimated model of behavior), who are children of wars, peers of money and stepbrothers of financial and technological disasters – this film about alive and creative human soul is not just vitally important. It is a music-call to return to the soul as the abode of human emotional life free from everyday routine and habitual yearning for entertainment, to the soul forgotten in our feverish search for social and financial success. To meet in the film of serious film-director Helma Sanders-Brahms music of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, and Clara, a composer and piano-player, as a nurturing container for human talent and creative work – is a rare and precious opportunity. How many American politicians-democrats, not to mention the conservative politicians, know the music of Schumann and Brahms? How many business people love their music? How many of our politicians and businessmen watched films by film-directors like Bergman, Kurosawa, Godard or Pasolini? Does Obama or Clinton know these names? We cannot even ask the same question about Bush Junior, Cheney or McCain. One of the reasons why we live in epoch of drastic economic and military blunders is exactly the fact that the souls of people responsible for them are not enlightened by the arts, that their very thinking about life is poisoned by prosaic and vulgar calculations. For every American to watch this film is to give yourself the chance to awaken to the fact that we are human beings whose souls and hearts are capable to tremble with being alive with freedom from our obsessive needs and prosaic dreams. Without women like Clara Schumann human culture cannot have men like Schumann and Brahms. Tactful and psychologically profound acting crowns the film in which the best of music and the best of filmmaking combine for the benefit of the world audience. After Schumann’s death Brahms tries not only to console Clara but suggest to her that art and therefore life must continue. We see her body as Brahms sees her – without any sexual connotation, without even any eroticism. It is the body of spiritual sublimation. This image of woman’s body free from Biblical projection is one of the impressive achievements of the film. Read the articles analyzing various films (and their shots), paintings of Picasso, Nolde, Beckmann, Klee, Grosz, de Chirico and sculptures by Brancusi and Max Ernst at: www.actingoutpolitics.com by Victor Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member 週三跟同事去光點看琴戀克拉拉~看到不一樣的Brahms~小時候練琴最喜歡彈布拉姆斯跟莫札特(這應該是兒童最愛吧~旋律好聽又好彈)卻始終無法理解舒曼跟舒伯特的旋律(我寧願喜歡很難談彈的蕭邦) 現在長大再聽到舒曼的萊茵~覺得他對河流的瞄繪與掌握真是出神入化又不失優雅~比史麥塔納的莫爾道河還要栩栩如生。 劇中的布拉姆斯跟以往電影中彬彬有禮得他很不一樣,看到的是一個熱愛自由的大男孩,跟我小時候暗戀的布拉姆斯很不一樣...哈 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Lifetime love story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Music links Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
      Director
      Helma Sanders-Brahms
      Producer
      Alfred Hürmer
      Screenwriter
      Nicole-Lise Bernheim, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Colo Tavernier
      Genre
      Biography, Drama, Music
      Original Language
      German
      Runtime
      1h 47m