The most important design school from the 20th century continues celebrating its centenary. Lotte am Bauhaus is a movie that tells the life of women who attended the school, their struggle, the gender breakthrough, and the oblivion in which they were involved.
Directed by Gregor Schnitzler, the work was inspired by designer Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, the character representing her is called Lotte Brendel, played by actress Alicia von Rittberg. Her story (despite being fictional) talks about a young student who, against her family’s wishes, decides to follow her dream and enrolls in the Bauhaus, a plot that is not that far from the reality of many of its female students.
Condemned to be in the shadows, the movie describes the relevance of the school, what it represented for the world of arts from the female point of view, the famous duos and the need for them to be able to stand out within the scene, the lack of recognition and the persecution due to criticism from narrow minds from the time. A look at what was experienced in the most advanced experimentation center from this period, softened by cinema’s romantic touch.