Franz Xaver Stannebein, a young boy at the turn of the 20th century, wants to do nothing more than fly. He carries this obsessive dream into his adulthood as a merchant in Spain.
The first feature-length film of filmmaker, author, actress and feminist activist Helke Sander. This film is paired with Iris Gusner's All My Girls in the MADE in West|East Germany film series.
The divorced with a teenage son, attractive Inge (Christine Schorn) is in her mid-30s and fully aware of her self-worth and independence. She is a psychologist and involved with a married man. After a routine check-up, Inge receives an unexpected call from her doctor.
This 2-DVD set with a collection of five early short films made by German director and media artist Lutz Dammbeck introduces the formative period of an artist who remains one of Germany’s boldest and most innovative creators.
Friendship, fun and contemplation characterize the lives of a group of twenty-year-olds who spend their summer vacation in Prerow on the Baltic Sea. In brief interviews, they discuss their past achievements, future plans, dreams and perspectives.
The story of three artists with a shared youth in the rebellious and creative East German youth scene. Their careers have been marked by their unorthodox and multifaceted view of the world, as well as radicalism and openness.
At the beginning of this short documentary, the commentary lets viewers know that the purpose of the film is to “get to know the workers” of the Carbide factory in Buna-Schkopau. The audience is shown dirty, onerous scenes of the work conditions and production process.
Although Dammbeck’s original film project Herakles (Hercules) was rejected by the East German DEFA Studios in 1983-84, the artist was still fascinated by the Hercules story.
A selection of ten Super-8 films made between 1983 and 1989 by young East German artists, musicians, performers and writers, who produced their films outside official channels.
This is the second installment in the Disco Film series to feature the Puhdys, a popular East German rock band.