A series of German films will be screened every week starting February 29th at Control Club, starting 19.00. The series includes films produced in the Democratic German Republic and in the German Federal Republic between the 50s and the 80s.

All films will be screened in original, with English subtitles. Entrance is free of charge. Screenings take place twice a month.

The selection was done by Alina Calotă, Claudia Cojocariu, Georgiana Madin, Andreea Mihalcea, Theo Stancu, Alexandru Vizitiu, members of the Film Menu newsroom and MA students at the Theater and Film School UNATC in Bucharest.

“With these screenings […] we aim to familiarize cinema lovers with the history of a cinema (East German) which knew many peaks, many recognized by important international distinctions, but which fell into oblivion over the past decade. On the other hand, we want to contrast these films to their West German siblings of the time to notice what were the preferred esthetic directions of the filmmakers on both sides of the Wall, but also the distinct ways in which the two societies were functioning,” explains Andrei Rus, the coordinator of the project.

The first film to be screened is the 1973 Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin (Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave), directed by Alexander Kluge and starring Alexandra Kluge, Franz Bronski, Sylvia Gartmann.