Films Directed by Leni Riefenstahl
Fest der Volker (part 1) & Fest der Schonheit (part2)
Original German Release poster. olympia
Perhaps Riefenstahl's most artistic project yet it remains a source of controversy owing to the backdrop of the 1936 Berlin Olympics in Nazi Germany.
It has often been the focal point of critics who point to a purported fascist agenda which they see in every ripple of muscle.
What remains however, is one of the most ambitious films ever undertaken.