30.09. - 09.10.2021

After Winter Comes Spring German Democratic Republic 1988 | 116 min | OV | Black & White | FF 2014

Helke Misselwitz

From 1985 to 1988, Helke Misselwitz (*1947) was the star student of director Heiner Carow at the GDR's Academy of Arts. There, she also developed and realized Winter Adé. Since 1997, she has been Professor for Film Direction at the HFF Konrad Wolf film and TV school in Potsdam.

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Documentary: The director begins a train journey across the GDR, from her birthplace Zwickau in the South right up to the North Sea. On her way, she meets women of different generations and classes and talks to them about their lives: economist Hillu, factory worker Christine, punks Anja and Kerstin and the women at the fish factory in Sassnitz. A fascinating, unretouched portrait of the women of the GDR ensues, one year before the fall of the wall.
Original title: Winter adé
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language:
Section: GDR Deluxe
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Helke Misselwitz
Screenplay: Helke Misselwitz, Gudrun Plenert
Director of Photography: Thomas Plenert
Music: Mario Peters
Production Design:
Editor: Gudrun Plenert
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Deutsche Kinemathek
World Sales: Deutsche Kinemathek, DEFA Film Library (USA)
Production: DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme
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