DEFA Film Library
at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Cinema of East Germany
(Ingredients for Dreams)
2001, color, 95 min
Jutta (Renate Krössner) and Eric were once lovers and aspiring chefs in the Spree Forest region of East Germany. Too prone too brilliant but risky improvisation, Jutta fell into obscurity; Eric defected to the West and became famous. Now he has returned to enlist her aid of crucial cooking contest – does this portend rekindled romance or cynical exploitation?
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