© DEFA Film Library 2016
2016 SCMS Reception & Screening
North American DVD Premiere of the new digital transfer! In German with English subtitles.
In the East German social satire When You're Older, Dear Adam (dir. Egon Günther, 1966/1990), a boy finds a flashlight that makes people float when they lie. The film was banned in 1966, in the midst of sweeping restrictions in the cultural sector. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, those restoring the film decided to work traces of excisions and damage into the finished print. The result is an unparalleled historical document inscribed in film.
Introduction and Q&A by Skyler J. Arndt-Briggs, DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst.