Head of Documentary Programme
“Anyone who has ever dressed head to toe in Dederon will never forget the man-made fibre. It was advertised on TV with cute little figures, and those spots have since gained cult status. And in the corresponding docs you see just how much dirt and sweat was involved in textile production back then, usually, by the way, in women’s businesses. The fact is, you will soon not get to see these films again. Also a beautiful and worthy reason to dust off your Grisuten clothes!“All eyes are on the DEFA Matinee: High Volume Elasticity, Shape-Retaining – The GDR Film Under the Banner of Textile Progress.
“If – like me – you like thrillers, you’ll like this film, because as with any good thriller it takes us deep into social chasms and complex processes. It begins with the murder of a Slovak student and ends with great political turmoil and intelligence services. And not at all in the style of a TV documentary, but as a real film. A rare thing.” – Normalization