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DVD Releases

Käthe Kollwitz: Images of a Life

Käthe Kollwitz (Jutta Wachowiak) is 47 years old and already a well-established artist in Germany and abroad when Peter, her youngest son, volunteers to join the German army in WWI and gets killed two weeks later. This painful tragedy changes Kollwitz’s life and art forever. She becomes a radical pacifist; in her art she reflects on her son and...

Film rentals

Rainer Simon – A Second of Life

This biographical portrait of the director Rainer Simon is part of a series of documentaries about DEFA filmakers by director Ullrich Kasten.   NOTE: This film is currently only available as part of our non-circulating research collection.