The mayor of Sonnethal wants to gain attention for both himself and his small town by fostering a leading soccer team and a thriving sports culture.
The teacher Wolfgang Auer and the policeman Hannes Wunderlich are friends and housemates.
The engineer Linda falls in love with not with one, but two of the men on her construction team, in a film that raises questions about the importance of work, love and happiness in socialist East Germany of the 1970s.
The story of a young, idealistic doctor and his on-the-job training as a rookie surgeon. Dr. Heiner Sommer moves to a small town in the GDR where he will complete his training under the senior physician, also named Dr. Sommer.
Painter and performance artist Cornelia Schleime’s Draped in White, based on her performance series (1982-84), is a surreal reference to both a bridal veil and the bandaged, cloaked and wrapped female body.
In 1986, five former East German citizens with roots in the punk and underground scene planned an art project: they wanted to paint a white line all around the Berlin Wall from the West Berlin side.
After a failed marriage, nurse Anna (Katrin Sass) dreams of a fulfilling relationship. Marcus, who Anna has nicknamed her "elk," knows he can always count on her for a night of passion when he comes calling, which is only a few days each year.
The animator uses expressive drawings in this filmic interpretation of Robert Schumann’s delightful Träumerei (Dreaming), from Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) written for piano in 1838. (Part of DEFA’s Musical Arabesques animation series.)
“I just keep on living and I’ll make another film [in the future].” Unfortunately, this dream of director Heiner Carow was destined to remain unfulfilled. Carow died in January 1997.
Dresden: A world city of the arts with a long tradition and an artistic center in the GDR. This 1989 short features Dresden painters Theodor Rosenbauer (1901-1996), Max Uhlig (born in 1937) and Wolfgang Smy (born in 1952) each presenting a different generation.