German actor Hannelore Elsner

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Title

German actor Hannelore Elsner

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Hannelore Elsner, Germany

Description

This is a black and white photo of the German actor Hannelore Elsner, wearing a heart-patterned dress, looking up at the camera smiling. Elsner’s long-standing career ended only with her death in 2019, age 77. In the early 1970s Elsner appeared in The Stuff That Dreams are Made Of (Alfred Vohrer, 1972) and the German drama film Trip to Vienna (Edgar Reitz, 1973) with the German actor Ferdy Mayne, who also came to the Cork Film Festival in 1972.

Elsner is best remembered in Germany for playing the title role of Inspector Lea Sommer, in a long-running German TV series Die Kommissarin (The Inspector) which ran from 1994 to 2006. She also played the lead role in the highly acclaimed black-and-white film Die Unberührbare (No Place to Go) (Oskar Roehler, 2000) based on the life of novelist Gisela Elstner, the mother of the director. The film went to the Cannes Film Festival and won Elsner the Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Award) for Best Actress. In his review, The New York Times critic, A.O. Scott, notes that Elsner “holds the screen with the intensity of a silent-film goddess.” (Melissa Eddy, ‘Hannelore Elsner, Compelling German actor, is dead at 76,’ The New York Times, 10.05.2019.)

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Donal Sheehan

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1972

Contributor

Donal Sheehan

Rights

©Donal Sheehan. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1972
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

202 x 256mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Donal Sheehan , “German actor Hannelore Elsner,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed April 19, 2024, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/402.