Even if you are a fan of East German films and have seen nearly everything in the DEFA catalog, you may not be familiar with the name…… Read more “Joachim Hellwig and defa futurum“
A guide to what to watch while your stuck at home during the pandemic. Here are a few you East German films with English subtitles that are…… Read more “What Should I Watch?”
The Silent Star is sometimes cited as the first East German science fiction film, but that is not entirely correct. Before the state was officially founded, when…… Read more “Chemistry and Love”
In 1968, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey sent shock waves through the film world. While some complained about its nearly incomprehensible plot, everyone was impressed with…… Read more “Signals”
If I was to choose the one film that got me interested in East German Cinema, it would have to be this one. Sometimes referred to as…… Read more “In the Dust of the Stars”
In 1968, Stanley Kubrick’s classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey, ushered in a new kind of science fiction movie. Monsters from other planets and war-minded invaders took a…… Read more “Eolomea”
It is worth noting that while people often give Star Trek credit for using a multi-ethnic cast at a time when TV in American was almost exclusively the domain of white males, The Silent Star had already done this six years earlier.