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DEFA Matinee 2019
Östliche Landschaft Eduard Schreiber

Why words if symbolic image elements speak for themselves? The short film shows how numerous East Germans get rid of their lived history after the reunification.

Östliche Landschaft

Documentary Film
Germany
1991
13 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Eduard Schreiber
Thomas Klemm
Sebastian Richter
Ingeborg Marszalek
Rolf Richter
Henner Golz
Why words if symbolic image elements speak for themselves? The short film shows how numerous East Germans get rid of their lived history after the reunification. Contemporary history crystallises on an East Berlin garbage dump: a location of “historic” relics from the socialist age that people no longer need for the dawning era, objects that have lost their utility value after the end of a state.

The almost unreal filmic form overlays what is shown like a disturbing filter, like the narrative of a failed dream. There is still – or perhaps, from a distance, again – space for poetry in this landscape of disillusionment.

Nicolas Rossi
DEFA Matinee 2019
Zone M Eduard Schreiber

Molyobka – a village in the Urals. Seemingly inexplicable phenomena are observed here. The 465 inhabitants fight for bare survival and take refuge in superstition and charlatanry.

Zone M

Documentary Film
Germany
2000
100 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_German

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à jour Film- & Fernsehproduktion, Saale Film
Eduard Schreiber
Ulrich Hahnel
Vladimir Ponomaryov, Rainer Schulz
Ingeborg Marszalek, Monika Schindler, Eduard Schreiber
Regine Kühn, Eduard Schreiber
Hermann Beyer, Tamara Trampe, Christoph Engel
M stands for Molyobka or for the bends of the Sylva River which form an M in this area. Molyobka is a village in the middle of the Urals, on the border to Asia. This is where the M Zone is situated, a highly anomalous zone where seemingly inexplicable phenomena are observed. The 465 inhabitants, whose life collapsed completely after the end of the Soviet Union, are facing a hopeless future. And those who fight for bare survival will take refuge in madness, superstition or charlatanry.

Nicolas Rossi