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

Eastern Landscape

Eastern Landscape

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


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

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