Eastern Landscape

(Östliche Landschaft)

Germany, 1991, 15 min, color
In German; English subtitles
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Synopsis

Articles of former East Germany from household items to flags are thrown away at a garbage dump outside of East Berlin, serving as a reminder of a state that no longer exists. In this gesture of breaking ties with the past, the film captures the dumping ground as the last burial site of a society and the absurdity of time and existence.

 

Part of the series WENDE FLICKS: Last Films from East Germany. This short film is also available for purchase as a special feature on the DVD of Leipzig in the Fall.

Awards

1991 German Short Film Award

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