Film Archive

Retrospective 2015
Alyosha Meelis Muhu

Occupier or liberator? Estonian and Russian nationalists are locked in a bitter dispute about the Soviet soldier memorial in Tallinn. Meelis Muhu captures how it is being passed on to the next generation and how it can erupt in the heat of the moment.

Alyosha

Documentary Film
Estonia
2008
67 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Meelis Muhu
Meelis Muhu
Erik Norkroos, Kullar Viimne, Ants Martin Vahur, Raul Keller, Oleg Besedin, Raimo Kummer, Jüri Liim, Urmas Eero Liiv, Arvo Vilu, Kristina Norman
Kersti Miilen, Erik Norkroos, Meelis Muhu
Meelis Muhu
Mallar Prandi, Mario Narbekov
Occupier or liberator? Estonian and Russian nationalists are locked in a bitter dispute about the Soviet soldier memorial in Tallinn. Meelis Muhu captures how it is being passed on to the next generation and how it can erupt in the heat of the moment.
Retrospective 2015
Die Grenze Franz Winzentsen

The victors have reinforced Germany’s internal border on the map with endlessly renewed pencil markings, and their eraser has worn itself out. A graphical experiment.

Die Grenze

Animated Film
Germany
1995
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Franz Winzentsen
Jens Peter Ostendorf
Franz Winzentsen
Franz Winzentsen
Franz Winzentsen
Franz Winzentsen
Uwe Knott, Lutz Homann
Franz Winzentsen
The victors have reinforced Germany’s internal border on the map with endlessly renewed pencil markings, and their eraser has worn itself out. A graphical experiment.
Retrospective 2015
Grauguß Peter Badel, Dieter Chill

1990: a year of uncertainty. What effect did the restructuring of the job market have on the employees of GISAG AG, a traditional foundry in Leipzig? A raw and unpolished documentary that is very rarely shown.

Grauguß

Documentary Film
Germany
1990
29 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Roman Gustke
Peter Badel, Dieter Chill
Peter Badel, Dieter Chill
1990: a year of uncertainty. What effect did the restructuring of the job market have on the employees of GISAG AG, a traditional foundry in Leipzig? A raw and unpolished documentary that is very rarely shown.
Retrospective 2015
Hotel E Priit Pärn

The inconsistency of two historical narratives (West and East), translated into the surreal world of Priit Pärn, master of Estonian animated film.

Hotel E

Animated Film
Estonia
1992
30 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Hille Kuusk
Priit Pärn
Olav Ehala
Janno Põldma
Kersti Miilen
Meelis Arulepp, Mailis Kuusik, Riina Kütt, Raul Lunia, Piia Maiste, Ülle Metsur, Tiina Mänd, Mati Oja, Triinu Ootsing, Triin Sarapik, Evelin Temmin, Maigi Tross, Tarmo Vaarmets
Priit Pärn
Jaak Elling
The inconsistency of two historical narratives (West and East), translated into the surreal world of Priit Pärn, master of Estonian animated film.
Retrospective 2015
Jorge – Tod eines Vertragsarbeiters Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher

The film reconstructs the violent death of a Mozambican who was thrown off a tram in Dresden in 1991, and attempts to piece together his life. A xenophobia that reared its new and ugly head directly after reunification. Depressingly topical.

Jorge – Tod eines Vertragsarbeiters

Documentary Film
Germany
1994
84 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Martha Stern
Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher
Machira
Robert Berghoff
Margot Neubert-Maric
Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher
Lars Wendt
The film reconstructs the violent death of a Mozambican who was thrown off a tram in Dresden in 1991, and attempts to piece together his life. A xenophobia that reared its new and ugly head directly after reunification. Depressingly topical.

Limes: Bioborder / Park / Spektakel

Documentary Film
Austria
2001
23 minutes
subtitles: 
English Captions

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Kollektiv wr
Kollektiv wr
Kollektiv wr
Kollektiv wr
Kollektiv wr
Kollektiv wr
Philosophical film essay about the meaning of borders and their supposed naturalness.
Retrospective 2015
Märkische Heide, Märkischer Sand Volker Koepp

In the second part of his March Brandenburg Trilogy, Volker Koepp shows the people of Zehdenick preparing for the first free elections in the GDR and an unknown future. Is there a notion of Heimat that outlives such a fast turn of events?

Märkische Heide, Märkischer Sand

Documentary Film
GDR
1990
55 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
Volker Koepp
Mario Peters
Thomas Plenert
Yvonne Loquent
Volker Koepp
Frank Löprich
In the second part of his March Brandenburg Trilogy, Volker Koepp shows the people of Zehdenick preparing for the first free elections in the GDR and an unknown future. Is there a notion of Heimat that outlives such a fast turn of events?
Retrospective 2015
Nachtschicht für Deutschland Helmut Bürgel, Didi Danquart

In 1990 Bochum’s Opel factory introduced the night shift thanks to its influx of East German migrants. This art video captures what was the starting shot for neoliberalism in Germany.

Nachtschicht für Deutschland

Documentary Film
FRG
1990
20 minutes

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Medienwerkstatt Freiburg im Breisgau
Helmut Bürgel, Didi Danquart
Cornelius Schwehr
Didi Danquart
Helmut Bürgel, Didi Danquart
Helmut Bürgel, Didi Danquart
Ciro Cappellari
Ciro Cappellari, Didi Danquart, Andreas Neumann
In 1990 Bochum’s Opel factory introduced the night shift thanks to its influx of East German migrants. This art video captures what was the starting shot for neoliberalism in Germany.
Retrospective 2015
Our Own Little Europe Tamás Almási

The Hungarian Ózd on the eve of EU expansion: With what hopes and fears do the citizens of this European backwater look to the future? Tamás Almási brings his long-term observation of the decline of the metal industry in Ózd into the next decade.

Our Own Little Europe

Documentary Film
Hungary
2006
64 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Tamás Almási
Tamás Almási
Tamás Almási
László Hargittai
Tamás Almási
László Hargittai
The Hungarian Ózd on the eve of EU expansion: With what hopes and fears do the citizens of this European backwater look to the future? Tamás Almási brings his long-term observation of the decline of the metal industry in Ózd into the next decade.
Retrospective 2015
Rodina heißt Heimat Helga Reidemeister

In 1991, West German director Helga Reidemeister seized the opportunity to get to know the Soviet soldiers and their families stationed in the Meiningen Garrison.

Rodina heißt Heimat

Documentary Film
Germany
1992
114 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Ziegler Film, ZDF, Arte
Helga Reidemeister
Andi Brauer
Peter van den Reek, Thomas Keller, Axel Brandt
Ursula West
Helga Reidemeister
Katharina Geinitz, Klaus Klingler, Andreas Mücke-Niesytka, Evelyn Schmidt
In 1991, West German director Helga Reidemeister seized the opportunity to get to know the Soviet soldiers and their families stationed in the Meiningen Garrison. She accompanies them back to their homeland, which is no longer the same. The collapse of an empire and the consequences for people.
Retrospective 2015
Room Without a View Rada Šešić

The experience of exile as an impressionistic collage. An intimate psychological study from a director who fled from Sarajevo to the Netherlands.

Retrospective 2015
Serbian Epics Paweł Pawlikowski

Oscar winner Paweł Pawlikowski depicts the mobilisation and perversion of folk culture by nationalist warlords. Under thunder and lightning, Bosnia-Herzegovina is newly divided up on the map.

Serbian Epics

Documentary Film
UK
1992
40 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Paweł Pawlikowski, BBC
Paweł Pawlikowski
Bogdan Dziworski, Jacek Petrycki
Stefan Ronowicz, Nigel Williams
Paweł Pawlikowski
Oscar winner Paweł Pawlikowski depicts the mobilisation and perversion of folk culture by nationalist warlords. Under thunder and lightning, Bosnia-Herzegovina is newly divided up on the map. Even today, the portrait that emerges of poetry-writing politician Radovan Karadžić is astounding in its immediacy.
Retrospective 2015
The Eye – The Night When the State Fell Apart Marcel Dekanovský, Jozef Horal, Vladislav Kvasnička, Fero Fenič

Unadorned and atmospheric images from Slovakia, captured by four camera crews on the night of independence.

The Eye – The Night When the State Fell Apart

Documentary Film
Czech Republic
1993
22 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Eugen Korda, Tomáš Diamant, Olga Hellerová
Marcel Dekanovský, Jozef Horal, Vladislav Kvasnička, Fero Fenič
Ladislav Šidelský, Jozef Bábik, Antonín Kutík, Vlastimil Hamerník
Vladimír Horvát, Jan Petras, Zdenek Patočka
Marcel Dekanovský, Jozef Horal, Vladislav Kvasnička, Fero Fenič
Pavel Sádek, Vladimír Nahodil
Unadorned and atmospheric images from Slovakia, captured by four camera crews on the night of independence.
Retrospective 2015
The Punishment Goran Rebić

Belgrade on the eve of the new millennium. What have ten years of war, NATO bombardment and embargo done to the people? A direct and atmospheric picture of an isolated and disoriented Serbian society.

The Punishment

Documentary Film
Austria
2000
91 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Franz Novotny, Ljubiša Samardžić
Goran Rebić
Jerzy Palacz
Martin Matusiak
Goran Rebić
Radoslav Bojković, Branko Djordjević
Belgrade on the eve of the new millennium. What have ten years of war, NATO bombardment and embargo done to the people? A direct and atmospheric picture of an isolated and disoriented Serbian society.
Retrospective 2015
Tripping With Zhirinovsky Paweł Pawlikowski

Where is Russia’s new place in the world order? This 1995 film is an ironic and pointed portrait of a politician that accompanies a careerist on his election campaign cruise on the Volga.

Tripping With Zhirinovsky

Documentary Film
UK
1995
41 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Paweł Pawlikowski, BBC
Paweł Pawlikowski
Bogdan Dziworski, Steven Ascher
Agnieszka Bojanowska
Mike Savage, Francis Coakley
Where is Russia’s new place in the world order? This 1995 film is an ironic and pointed portrait of a politician that accompanies a careerist on his election campaign cruise on the Volga. On the testing ground for democracy, patriotism generates absurd ideas and new fears – as well as fodder for the western media.