Focus: After the Reunification: Germany 1990|2020

A Quiet Resistance (D 2019, Dir: Therese Koppe)

With its focal topic After the Reunification: Germany 1990|2020, the 37th International Women’s Film Festival is putting the spotlight on the East German film-making experiences of female directors. Women film-makers and curators are therefore asked which films they consider relevant for understanding recent German history. The programme shows films by women from three generations and offers a multi-angle stock-taking of the present situation, allowing room for gaps, new beginnings and marginalised perspectives. It focuses attention on people who use subversive strategies to expand their options and asks what we can still learn from them today.