Berlin opera director Andrei Vishnevsky decides to put on a production of Don Giovanni.
The mayor of Sonnethal wants to gain attention for both himself and his small town by fostering a leading soccer team and a thriving sports culture.
The teacher Wolfgang Auer and the policeman Hannes Wunderlich are friends and housemates.
The engineer Linda falls in love with not with one, but two of the men on her construction team, in a film that raises questions about the importance of work, love and happiness in socialist East Germany of the 1970s.
The story of a young, idealistic doctor and his on-the-job training as a rookie surgeon. Dr. Heiner Sommer moves to a small town in the GDR where he will complete his training under the senior physician, also named Dr. Sommer.
Painter and performance artist Cornelia Schleime’s Draped in White, based on her performance series (1982-84), is a surreal reference to both a bridal veil and the bandaged, cloaked and wrapped female body.
1986, West Berlin. Five resettled members of the Weimar punk and underground scene in East Germany plan an exceptional art project that they call White Line. They will paint a white line that encircles the west side of the Berlin Wall.
After a failed marriage, nurse Anna (Katrin Sass) dreams of a fulfilling relationship. Marcus, who Anna has nicknamed her "elk," knows he can always count on her for a night of passion when he comes calling, which is only a few days each year.
The animator uses expressive drawings in this filmic interpretation of Robert Schumann’s delightful Träumerei (Dreaming), from Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) written for piano in 1838. (Part of DEFA’s Musical Arabesques animation series.)
“I just keep on living and I’ll make another film [in the future].” Unfortunately, this dream of director Heiner Carow was destined to remain unfulfilled. Carow died in January 1997.