GSA Film Series
Silent Country, dir. Andreas Dresen
4th Annual GSA Film Series
German Studies Association conference
San Diego CA
The fourth GSA Film Series highlighted the early films of director Andreas Dresen, including: Silent Country, Train in the Distance, Far from Klein Wanzleben, The Rats Sleep at Night, and Shortcut to Istanbul. Silent Country was Dresen's feature film debut; the other titles are short films he made as a student at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg.
Other films screened included director Peter Kahane's The Architects and a selection of East German cartoons made between 1975 and 1990.