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Retrospective at the Berlinale : fighters from the East and the West

A village in the Rhön the end of the 1970s. Single-family homes with a steep roof, some half-timbered, flaked window frame. A young woman in white trousers, red Manchester United jacket, white Western boots, plague, with suspicion on a Moped through the streets. A little girl picking flowers, half hidden by the undergrowth. Recha Jungmann hurt told in "doing Something" (1980) from the place of origin of their family, and also to the former home of the expires with smashed Windows. Then the Villagers begin to tell: from the grandfather who refuses to 1933 Only the Nazis his consent, of his exclusion and bitterness. A history film, far from any family history of navel-gazing. In this year's, from the Deutsche Kinemathek's Berlinale retrospective "self-determined. Perspectives of film makers 1968 - 1999“ you can discover it in digitally restored Form.

as Claudia Alemanns reminder Travelogue "The trip to Lyon" (1978). It is the traces of the socialist and early feminist, Flora Tristan. Using old recordings of her protagonist Elizabeth explores penetrate , such as the past and the present to each other. The French sound artist Daniel Deshays has helped to come up with Soundscapes.

The first 100 years of women's right to vote, the current presence of nationalistic masculinity and the attention and awareness of female author like the shaft of these Retro inspired, devoted to the films of female Directors from the East and the West, and the United Germany for more than 30 years. A single female Aesthetic can not find. The movies life of multifaceted search movements and especially to the West German film political turn in the 1980s, from an open narrative structures. As a practical political Engagement Cristina Perinciolis shapes "For women 1. Chapter“ (1972). The half-hour Film, with Amateur actors occupied the inside and from the rental Activists from the märkisches Viertel written, tells the story of the strike of four supermarket employees. An Agit-Soap, which insists on the variability of the ratios.

Eight movies from the GDR and Post-GDR filmmakers are to be seen

emerged In the GDR and other Solitaires, such as Iris Gusners "The dove on the roof" (1973), has not been released to his time. The authorities believed that he wanted to spit on the working class in the face. As the Director pushed for a long time in the assistance, was Gusners Film lost long before the color of the original could be reconstructed in 2010 in black and white. It comes to sexual self-determination of a large construction site Manager between two men and a critical look at the Funktionärstum.

a Total of eight films of the GDR and Post-GDR filmmakers are to see: "do you Know the Urban", by Ingrid Reschke (1971), Evelyn Schmidt's "The Bicycle" (1982) Sybille schön's "locked in time" (1991), two films by Helke Misselwitz, and a striking elaborate title graphic provided with the documentation "they" (1970),by Gitta Nickel, a gynaecologist, who runs a textile operation sex education. It is exciting, East and West German struggles in these movies.

After the Oberhausen Manifesto in 1962, a settlement with "Papa's cinema", which was a mere crowd of Men, whose movies work excellent cutter lean, but also in many cases something inside twist, and after the first film schools in Ulm, Berlin and Munich, two films on diving in 1968, the strategy could not be more different. Ula Stöckl's Film "Nine lives has the cat" and "The thing, sweetheart" by May Spils.

in Particular, "Nine lives has the cat", in the Format of Techniscope is rotated, so radical, the multi-perspective representation of female life concepts that the Film was in the case of male film journalists often lack of understanding. He earned a torrent of Moody meetings. Only Frieda Grafe, until 1974, the only author of the journal "film criticism" that was more sophisticated words for Stöckl decided the style of will. May Spils at the same time incurred costs, to the surprise success of "The thing" surpassed babe with 6.5 million viewers, the film starts. The equally verzopften how depressed breast - and fumble-jokes, the often-reproduced photos of the Director, who turned just like in a Bikini, arrived. Anti-bourgeois charm or petty bourgeois stuffiness?

"I think of Hawaii" by Elfi Mikesch from the year 1978.Photo: Deutsche Kinemathek / Elfi Mikesch / Berlinale

is Restored "I often think of Hawaii – A Film for every living room" by Elfi Mikesch (1978). An experimental documentary about the puberty of a girl's dreams and the plaster work of the mother, a playful staging in bright colors. Mikeschs camera body and faces of this Suburbia family with a paternal U.S.-Puerto Rican Background in a way that you radiate with sensuality. This is quite different in Mary Lang's black-and-white films "family crypt – A love poem to my mother" (1982) and "tenderness" (1985), one of Chantal Akerman's "Toute une nuit" - inspired episodic staging of the former Berlin lesbian scene.

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