Centrul Astra Film



Astra Film Festival


Maria Gans | Switzerland | 2011 | 39'

How could one imagine the GDR without having experienced it personally? Being born one year before the Fall of the Wall the director ties in with the past of her parents in her native town, Halle. Although this period belongs to the past, the life of its inhabitants is still impregnated, despite all their efforts, with the division of the post-war German society and its consequences. Contradictions emerge, one of them being between the nostalgia of a bygone era and the joy of the liberty attained after 1989. The film shows the battle of a children's theatre in danger of extinction.