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Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971)

As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya - played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent, Solaris) - has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King ... See full summary »

Director:

Konrad Wolf

Writers:

Lion Feuchtwanger (novel), Angel Vagenshtain (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donatas Banionis ... Don Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Olivera Katarina ... The Duchess Cayetana of Alba
Fred Düren Fred Düren ... Agustín Estevez
Tatyana Lolova Tatyana Lolova ... Queen Maria Luisa de Parma y Borbón
Rolf Hoppe ... King Karl IV
Mieczyslaw Voit ... Grand Inquisitor
Mikhail Kozakov ... Ambassador Gillemardet
Arno Wyzniewski Arno Wyzniewski ... José Quintana
Lyudmila Chursina ... Doña Pepa Tudo
Veriko Anjaparidze ... Goya's Mother (as Veriko Andjaparidze)
Ariadna Shengelaia ... Josefa Goya (as Ariadna Shengelaya)
Gustaw Holoubek ... Miguel Bermúdez
Ernst Busch ... Gaspar Melchor de Jovelianos
Petar Slabakov ... Gil
Igor Vasilev
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As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya - played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent, Solaris) - has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King and Church, yet he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people. This contradiction presents him with a dilemma. Based on Lion Feuchtwanger's novel, Goya is one of ten East German films originally shot in 70mm. This release is the director's cut and shows the influence of great filmmakers from Buñuel and Saura, to Eisenstein. Goya was nominated for the Golden Prize at the 1971 Moscow International Film Festival. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Drama

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Artistry
18 March 2001 | by DotDashSee all my reviews

How can this wonderful film be so little known? Less than 10 votes? See it! The film is a biopic of Francis Goya, the brilliant Spanish painter. It centers around his later years, when he is already a respected artist, and covers his troubles with both women and Inquisition. And especially gives a good presentation of his work.


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Language:

German

Release Date:

27 October 1972 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment See more »

Filming Locations:

Dubrovnik, Croatia, Yugoslavia See more »

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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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