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Der Igel Tappel...

1965 /
Adaptation of the children's book of the same name by Alfred Könner by the Czech illustrator Eva Šalamoun. With a lot of fantasy, visual wit and animated colorful letters, the trained graphic designer and director realized the loud story of a hungry hedgehog and an appetising apple. Nadja Rademacher

Rheinstrom

1965 /
Instead of Rhine romanticism and wine bliss, the film focuses on the hard work of the people connected with the river: the winegrowers on the slopes, the skippers "with a clear head and firm hands" and the barmaid at the counter, where the workers stop. The text and images show respect for those people who make wine enjoyment - shown in contrast - possible in the first place and are poorly remunerated for it. - Grit Lemke

Ruka

1965 /
A simple citizen is disturbed by an omnipresent, oversized hand in his privacy. This allegory of the supremacy of totalitarianism was then officially defamed as a critique of the cult of personality. The dark basic tone clearly differs from the otherwise rather light-footed overall work of the director.

Senis ir žemė

1965 /
One of the early iconic examples of Lithuanian poetic documentary cinema. Documentaries and newsreels of the time were expected to cheer rural dwellers on their improving Soviet existence and progress in collectivized agriculture. Usually, a commentary from the offic transmitted this. Robertas Verbas' hero, a white-bearded old man, is different. Verba allows him to speak for himself, to tell his own story of life and suffering, to tell of his children and his love for his wife. The result is a unique and authentic portrait of a man from a Lithuanian (expressly non-Soviet) village.

Synthetische Te...

1965 /
Original title: Synthetic textile filters from Gera and Meerane

Vom faulen Töpf...

1965 /
The adaptation of a Burmese fairy tale about the possible side effect of an envy attack was the prelude to a fruitful artistic partnership between puppet filmmaker Kurt Weiler and opera director Achim Freyer, who together put the reality of things in a poetic light. Nadja Rademacher

Von Griechenlan...

1965 /
The first part of the film is dedicated to the Greek resistance against fascism and the civil war for independence. While the commentary names facts and names, photos lead into the past, but also the everyday lives of people. The second part leads to Greece in 1965, in which masses protested against the replacement of the liberal Georgios Papandreou. - Two years later the military junta took power in Greece. The designation of the film as "communist" by "Filmecho/Filmwoche" became his downfall, it was hardly shown, and justified the stigma that made it impossible for Peter Nestler to continue working in Germany. - Grit Lemke