Filmed using an old hand-cranked Parvo L camera and radical montage strategies, this short is an experimental and alternative portrait of Karl Marx’s family and their poor living conditions during their long years in London. Original personal texts by the philosopher and his wife combine with historical photographs overlaying images of an abandoned East Berlin building. This short was produced to celebrate Marx’s 100th birthday in 1983, but officials did not find it worthy. It was released only five years later. Part of DEFA Kinobox 1988/61.
|2022||Play Doc International Film Festival Tui, Spain|
|2021||Retrospective POESÍA DE LO COTIDIANO: Los primeros films de Helke Misselwitz, Mar del Plata Int. Film Festival, Argentina|
|2021||Retrospective Everyday Poetry: The Films of Helke Misselwitz, Anthology Film Archives, New York|
|2020||Dresden International Short Film Fest, Germany|
|2020||CINEMARX, Goethe-Institut Washington, USA|
“A moving short portrait.” —Goethe-Institut Washington