Last features : East German cinema's lost generation / Reinhild Steingröver.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Screen cultures: Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2014Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1571138846; 9781571138842; 1306411645; 9781306411646.Subject(s): Motion pictures -- Germany (East) -- History | Motion picture producers and directors -- Germany (East)Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 791.430943/1 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- On fools and clowns or refusal as engagement in two final DEFA films: Egon Gunther's Stein and Jorg Foth's Letztes aus der DaDaeR -- "Film must fidget": DEFA's untimely poets -- Absurd endgames: Peter Welz's Banale tage -- Flight into reality: the cinema of Helke Misselwitz -- The extraordinary in the ordinary: Andreas Voigt's Leipzig pentalogy, 1986-96 -- Asynchronicity in DEFA's last feature: architects, goats, and Godot.
As the Berlin Wall was on the verge of collapse, a group of young East German filmmakers produced around thirty stylistically diverse films that -- until recently -- few people ever saw. Most of these films were lost in the political upheaval of the Wende, disappearing until the 2009 Wendeflicks festival in Los Angeles brought them back for an international audience. Drawing on a decade of archival research and interviews with the directors, writers, and editors of the films in question, Last Features is the story of these forgotten films.
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