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Retrospective 2019
… sie bewegt uns alle Kurt Stordel

An animation in praise of the Deutsche Mark as the solid currency to be trusted.

… sie bewegt uns alle

Animated Film
FRG
1950
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Kurt Stordel Filmproduktion
Kurt Stordel
Gerhard Trede
Kurt Stordel
Bertram Otto
An animation in praise of the Deutsche Mark as the solid currency to be trusted.

Olaf Möller
Homage Boris von Borresholm 2012
Adam 2 Jan Lenica

The eternal Adam on a journey by bicycle and time machine through a world of lemurs and phantasms. Surrealist cartoon animation somewhere between Monty Python and Kafka.

Adam 2

Animated Film
FRG
1968
68 minutes

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Boris von Borresholm
Jan Lenica
Jan Lenica’s cartoon and collage animation is a variation on the outsider theme of his early works: an “old Adam with new problems” travels by bike and time machine through a world of lemurs and phantasms in a futile quest for paradise. Lenica called this Kafkaesque, pessimistic parable, frequently obscured by the ciphers of depth psychology, “autobiographical” (Der Spiegel 1975).
Retrospective 2019
Aus dem Alltag in der DDR: Dritter Versuch einer Rekonstruktion Carlheinz Caspari

Re-enactments (complete with ideological background) of current events in the GDR for FRG television.

Aus dem Alltag in der DDR: Dritter Versuch einer Rekonstruktion

Documentary Film
FRG
1971
88 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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NDR
Carlheinz Caspari
Walter Fehdmer, Günter Selbach
Wolfgang Skerhutt
Joachim Zweinert
Christian Dreyer
Re-enactments (complete with ideological background) of current events in the GDR for FRG television: prime time in the Cold War.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Aus eigener Kraft Franz Schroedter

Photo: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft | About the reconstruction of Wolfsburg and the Volkswagen factory.

Aus eigener Kraft

Documentary Film
FRG
1954
78 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Franz Schroedter-Studio KG
Franz Schroedter
Alois Melichar
Fritz Arno Wagner, Karl Löb, Wolf Göthe
Wolfgang Wehrum
Dörte Harms, Franz Schroedter
Ewald Otto, Robert Fehrmann
Hans Nielsen
Photo: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft | About the reconstruction of Wolfsburg and the Volkswagen factory.

Olaf Möller
Strictly Animated 2018
Balance Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein

Five lean figures are standing on a concrete platform hovering somewhere in some universe. Their co-existence literally becomes a balancing act.

Balance

Animated Film
FRG
1989
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Five lean figures are standing on a concrete platform hovering somewhere in some universe. Each of their movements disturbs the balance and puts the whole system at risk. Their co-existence becomes a balancing act … The German filmmakers Christoph and Wolfgang Lauenstein won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 1990 for this puppet animation.

Duscha Kistler
Retrospective 2018
Besonders Wertvoll Hellmuth Costard

The scandal of Oberhausen in 1968: a penis, a conservative MP, a film funding act, a fart.

Besonders Wertvoll

Documentary Film
FRG
1968
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Hellmuth Costard
The scandal of Oberhausen in 1968: a penis, a conservative MP, a film funding act, a fart. Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?

Tobias Hering
Retrospective 2013
Born Out of Death Monica Maurer

The West-German director Monica Maurer made a number of important films for the PLO. The Israeli airstrikes against Beirut on 17 July 1981 killed 350 people, including a pregnant woman whose baby could be rescued ...

Born Out of Death

Documentary Film
FRG
1981
9 minutes

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PLO
Monica Maurer
Mohamed Awad, Samir Nimer
Mauro Contini
Monica Maurer
The West-German director Monica Maurer made a number of important films for the PLO. The Israeli airstrikes against Beirut on 17 July 1981 killed 350 people, including a pregnant woman whose baby could be rescued from her torn-up womb. Maurer shows the people’s suffering and pain, their victimhood. She addresses the systemic causes of violence, referring back to the history of their country and formulating arguments for the necessity of a fight for liberation.

Irit Neidhardt
Retrospective 2018
Cultural Nationalism Skip Norman

Black Power on a snowy meadow in West Berlin: a black child and a speech by Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party.

Cultural Nationalism

Documentary Film
FRG
1969
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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dffb
Skip Norman
Black Power on a snowy meadow in West Berlin: a black child and a speech by Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party.

Ralph Eue
Homage Boris von Borresholm 2012
Der Große Schmuggel Gertraud Reiner, Walter Reiner

Over the centuries, the house of “Europe” had many builders, first and foremost among them the suspicion and self-interest of the nations. Soon there were guards and smugglers everywhere. “Suddenly someone had an idea”... and slowly the walls begin to crumble and the windows to the neighbours open.

Der Große Schmuggel

Animated Film
FRG
1964
10 minutes
subtitles: 
(none)

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Boris von Borresholm
Gertraud Reiner, Walter Reiner
Wolfram Roerig
d'Averbeck
Hans Dieter Bove
Boris von Borresholm
Over the centuries, the house of “Europe” had many builders, first and foremost among them the suspicion and self-interest of the nations. Soon there were guards and smugglers everywhere. “Suddenly someone had an idea”... and slowly the walls begin to crumble and the windows to the neighbours open.
Retrospective 2019
Der heiße Frieden Ferdinand Khittl

A modernistic essay about the free market economy. New (West-)German Cinema puts itself in the service of its state and its ideology.

Der heiße Frieden

Documentary Film
FRG
1965
37 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Gesellschaft für bildende Filme
Ferdinand Khittl
Hans Posegga
Ronald Martini
Irmgard Henrici
Ferdinand Khittl
Charles Regnier
A modernistic essay about the free market economy. New (West-)German Cinema puts itself in the service of its state and its ideology.

Olaf Möller
Werkschau Lutz Dammbeck 2018
Der Maler kam aus fremdem Land … Lutz Dammbeck

A portrait of the artists Cornelia Schleime, Hans-Hendrik Grimmling and Hans Scheib who left the GDR for West Berlin between 1984 and 1985.

Der Maler kam aus fremdem Land …

Documentary Film
FRG
1988
44 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Ulrich Lenze
Lutz Dammbeck
Carlo Inderhees
Eberhard Geick, Hartmut Lange
Ekkehard Faerber
Lutz Dammbeck
Karl-Heinz Laabs
“From a strange land the painter came, so here he is still quite unknown. From a strange world the painter came, so here he is quite on his own.” A portrait of the artists Cornelia Schleime, Hans-Hendrik Grimmling and Hans Scheib who left the GDR for West Berlin between 1984 and 1985. What became of their former subversive strategies and positions in “the West”? Were they still able to find common ground? Where was the force field feeding their art located now? This was the first film Dammbeck made in the FRG, and he had to shoot it twice because the original negative got lost on its way to the lab. When it turned up again, it was unusable. A farewell greeting from the old homeland?

Sven Safarow
Retrospective 2018
Der Reifenschneider und seine Frau Klaus Wildenhahn, Roland Hehn, Horst Schwaab

A portrait of two outsiders and their life at the margins: the margin of society in West Berlin and the margin of a West Berlin student rally.

Der Reifenschneider und seine Frau

Documentary Film
FRG
1968
64 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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dffb
Klaus Wildenhahn, Roland Hehn, Horst Schwaab
Roland Hehn
Roland Hehn
Klaus Wildenhahn
Hilde Brahms, Schorsch Markgraf
A portrait of two outsiders and their life at the margins: the margin of society in West Berlin and the margin of a West Berlin student rally.

Ralph Eue
Retrospective 2019
Der Wiederaufbau der deutschen Wirtschaft 1945–1948 Rudolf Werner Kipp

How the foundations of the economic miracle were cast – a pleasantly dry chronicle of the first three post-war years.

Der Wiederaufbau der deutschen Wirtschaft 1945–1948

Documentary Film
FRG
1979
15 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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RKF Filmproduktion
Rudolf Werner Kipp
How the foundations of the economic miracle were cast – a pleasantly dry chronicle of the first three post-war years.

Olaf Möller
Retrospective 2019
Der Wirtschaftswunderbaum anonymous

Why everything is getting better and better with Konrad Adenauer and Ludwig Erhard – an animated campaign commercial for the CDU.

Der Wirtschaftswunderbaum

Animated Film
FRG
1957
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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anonymous
Why everything is getting better and better with Konrad Adenauer and Ludwig Erhard – an animated campaign commercial for the CDU.

Olaf Möller

Des Lebens Wunderhorn

Documentary Film
FRG
1968
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Institut für Filmgestaltung Ulm
Marion Zemann
The life of a young Swabian bakery employee. A vague longing for something else lurks between the phrases and images of her everyday life.

Ralph Eue
Homage Boris von Borresholm 2012
Dialog oder Ariadnes Klage Boris von Borresholm

The difficult relationship between a man and a woman could end in their death. The potential consequences are enumerated and the relationship is given a second chance. An occasionally abstract narrative of the trials and tribulations of love.

Dialog oder Ariadnes Klage

Animated Film
FRG
1984
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Boris von Borresholm
Luciano Berio
Sylvia Kekulé
Elisabeth Imholte, Boris von Borresholm
Manfredo Manfredi
The difficult relationship between a man and a woman could end in their death. The potential consequences are enumerated and the relationship is given a second chance. An occasionally abstract narrative of the trials and tribulations of love.