A law student, a West Berlin aristocrat, a dressmaker and a daughter of a civil servant. The seductive Filou Conny soon casts a spell over them all. Slatan Dudow paints the characters of his film in broad strokes and lends the plot an epic-like quality, the result being a film that proved a fascinating testimony of its time with its depiction of an ideal of the role women are to play in society. At least from today's perspective. Since when the film was originally released, it was criticised for its divergence from the canon of socialist realism.
Weltspiegel (large hall): original version with English subtitles + German simultaneous translation
SlowTalk on "Women in Socialism and After".
Wed 09.11. 20∶30 h | Slow, Glad-House
The talk will focus on DEFA film with its diverse portrayal of women's roles as well as female filmmaking in the GDR. What have we retained as a legacy of this to this day, and what does the current film business look like for women filmmakers? This event will also include the presentation of the e-book "She. Female directors of DEFA and their films", edited by Cornelia Klauß and Ralf Schenk, will take place.
Slatan Dudow, Ursula Rumin, Gerhard Bengsch
Robert Baberske, Hans Hauptmann
Bertolt Brecht, Hanns Eisler
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