And Your Love Too

(... und deine Liebe auch)

GDR, 1962, 92 min, b&w
In German; English subtitles
Credits:
Director
Script
Dramaturg
Editor
Camera
Set Design
Costume Design
Music (Score)
Cast

Synopsis

On August 13th, 1961—the night the Berlin Wall goes up—three people must make a decision that will change their lives forever…

 

Upon learning of the building of the Wall, the director and scriptwriter changed the story they were working on to focus on this historic event. For four months a small team filmed with mobile cameras on the streets of East Berlin, capturing both its ordinary life and the extraordinary atmosphere of the period with precision and humor.

 

Although the Wall itself would later become a taboo subject for East German filmmakers, And Your Love Too deals openly with the topic. The role of the border guard was one of the first major parts played by Academy Award nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl (The Flight, Shine, Angels & Demons).

Awards

1991 Official Selection, Berlin International Film Festival 
1963 Heinrich Greif Prize 1st Class (Frank Vogel, Willi Brückner, Günter Ost, and Günter Ost)

Press comments

“The realistically captured atmosphere of East Berlin in the summer of 1961 brings the film to life.”
— Erika Richter, Das zweite Leben der Filmstadt Babelsberg

 

“This film remains fascinating, not only for its documentary character, but because its fragmented visuals and narrative, reminiscent of recent western New Wave films, are so clearly at odds with its political orthodoxy.”
— Katie Trumpener, Yale University

Availability

Special features:
  • And Havana Too: Solidarity and Heimat in the Cold War (2010, Dir. Jennifer Ruth Hosek) - A Film Interview with Maria Caridad Cumaná González and Rafael Hernández

Shibboleth login