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Berlin – From Dawn to Dusk

In der Dämmerstunde – Berlin
Annik Leroy
Homage Annik Leroy 2020
Documentary Film
Belgium,
FRG
1981
67 minutes
French,
German
subtitles: 
English

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Annik Leroy
Gamma Films
ZDF
Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA)
Annik Leroy
Annik Leroy
Eva Houdova
Daniel De Valck
Alain Marchal

Long walks through almost deserted cityscapes which even in the late 1970s still bear the distinct scars of the Second World War: a Belgian filmmaker encounters West Berlin. She tries to re-adjust in this terrain saturated with European history and films this transformation in the first person singular. The images of twilight captured on grainy 16mm footage make Berlin look like a city that lies deep in the East, even though it sees itself as a Western city. But Annik Leroy mistrusts the mirror images: they don’t help if you want to see things more clearly.

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