The Guilfordian

Eccentric Expressionism: Weimar Republic cinema captures societal angst and upheaval

Lana Heltzel, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

Expressionism was born in the chaos of a war-ravaged Germany in the beginning of the 20th century. A stark shift from traditional artistic mores that based art upon physical reality, Expressionism sought to capture a subjective emotional experience. Expressionist film exploded with popularity in the Weimar ...