DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Eastern Landscape


Eastern Landscape


CATALOGUE TEXT
Why words if symbolic image elements speak for themselves? The short film shows how numerous East Germans get rid of their lived history after the reunification. Contemporary history crystallises on an East Berlin garbage dump: a location of “historic” relics from the socialist age that people no longer need for the dawning era, objects that have lost their utility value after the end of a state.

The almost unreal filmic form overlays what is shown like a disturbing filter, like the narrative of a failed dream. There is still – or perhaps, from a distance, again – space for poetry in this landscape of disillusionment.

Nicolas Rossi

/

/
Credits
Original Title: Östliche Landschaft Country: Germany Year: 1991 Language: _without dialogue Subtitle: _without dialogue / subtitles Runtime: 13 min. Format: 35 mm Color: Colour Director: Eduard Schreiber Producer: DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme Cinematographer: Sebastian Richter Editor: Ingeborg Marszalek Music: Thomas Klemm Sound: Henner Golz Script: Rolf Richter
Contacts


The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2019 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.