The Dove on the Roof
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. Critics praise this film as an example of Nouvelle Vague from the GDR.
When Iris Gusner, one of very few East German female directors, previewed the rough-cut of her debut film, she was accused of presenting an "unrealistic picture of life" and officials banned the film.
The film then disappeared, only to finally became available—after a dramatic series of twists and turns and extensive restoration in b/w—in 2010.
- Turn Subtitles On/Off
- Biographies & Filmographies
- History of the Film
- Written Interview with the Director
- Introductory Essay by Sebastian Heiduschke
- Gallery with Original Color Stills
- GDR Magazine 1973/09: Residential Building and Daily Life