Bold signature in black felt tip ink on a 6×4 pink index card.  Very fine condition.  A pencil notation on the reverse side indicates that this autograph was obtained in person in April 1980.  John Verzi collection.  Margarethe von Trotta began her screen career as an actress, known for her collaborations with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Volker Schlondorff.  After marrying Schlondorff, she began co-=writing and cod-directing films with him, eventually establishing her own independent reputation as one of Germany’s top film writer/directors.