Leni Riefenstahl Self Portrait from Tiefland
Medium Silver print on carte postal stock
Photo Date 1930-44 Print Date 1955
Dimensions 4-1/4 x 3-1/8 in. (108 x 79 mm)
Photo Country Germany
Photographer Country Germany
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Signed in blue ink below image in the margin of the matte silver print. Signature partially smudged at the end.
Tiefland (Lowlands) is a 1954 film that Leni Riefenstahl scripted, directed, acted in, and edited. It was produced by Leni Riefenstahl and Josef Plesner. It is based on the opera Tiefland (music by Eugen d'Albert, libretto by Rudolph Lothar) and the original play Terra baixa by Àngel Guimerà. Tiefland was the last full feature film of Riefenstahl as director and main actress. She started to develop the script in 1934, and shot the movie between 1940-44. The film, however, was not completed by the end of World War II and eventually was finalized and released on February 11, 1954. It was listed as the feature film with the longest production time by the Guinness Book of World Records. However, The Thief and the Cobbler surpasses this record with 31 years from 1964 to 1995.
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