The GDR remembered: Goodbye Lenin!
Sunday 6 July 2014,
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Part of a film season exploring life in post-war Germany to accompany the exhibition Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation. Curated and introduced by Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College.
A major success across Europe, Wolfgang Becker's wry comedy portrays the recently defunct world of East Germany as a charade that a young man frantically performs to protect his mother, a loyal Communist, from discovering that the world has irreversibly changed.
Over ten years on, its ironies may strike viewers differently, and prompt reflection about what was lost when Eastern Europe embraced capitalist democracy.
Director: Wolfgang Becker
Germany, 2003, 121 mins, Cert. 15
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