SALON OF SUGAR
VIENNA SET COSTUME DRAMA ON BERTA ZUCKERKANDL
As Variety reports, Terra Mater Studios is set to produce a three season, each with six episodes, historical drama SALON OF SUGAR which will chart the life of Berta Zuckerkandl, born in 1864: a writer, journalist and a
hostess of an important literary salon in Vienna, frequented by the likes of Auguste Rodin, Gustav Klimt, director Max Reinhardt, writer Stefan Zweig, composer Gustav Mahler who met his wife Alma there! The faces that frequented her salon range from Freud to Georges Clemenceau. By creating an environment where revolutionary ideas and discussions flourished, Berta found herself at the very center of cultural and intellectual evolution during a “transformative” era in European history. Spanning decades and both World wars, the show will also feature colorful supporting characters like Aleš Polák, a sugar factory worker who becomes her confidant, or his sister Josefa, going from a café cashier to a fake nurse and finally to a healer on the battlefield.
|Berta Zuckerkandl's surname means sugar