Leni, 100 years of Cinema
- From Hitler to herrings. Leni Riefenstahl celebrates her first century with a underwater documentary
Leni Riefenstahl, the film director behind the 1934 Triumph des Willens, considered as a propaganda film for the German Nazi party, is presenting a new film in August for her 100th birthday. Entitled Impressionen unter Wasser (Impressions under water), it is a result of six years work and features pictures of the underwater world with around 1000 shoots. Leni Riefestahl has been a diver for more than 30 years and she says it´s always been very important for her, seeing a place full of secrets and surprises. She insists that even after her 100th birthday she has work planned, especially on a project regarding the Nuba populations in South Sudan. A film of her life, with Jodie Foster is currently being planned.
Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.