The first full-length feature by feminist activist and documentarist Helke Sander, REDUPERS takes the temperature of West German sexual and social politics ten years on from the student revolts of 1968. Set in divided Berlin, the film uses the form of the film essay to reflect on parallels between the fractured life of its single mother and photographer protagonist Edda, and the traumatic divide that separates the city’s east and west. Introduced by Erica Carter, Professor of German and Film at King’s College, London. In association with the Goethe-Institut London and the German Screen Studies Network.
Director: Helke Sander West Germany, 1977, 98 mins, Cert. 15
This uncompromising tale of unlikely love between two German Turks sees Cahit enter a marriage of convenience with Sibel, having met after both had tried to commit suicide. Cahit’s subsequent imprisonment and Sibel’s flight to Istanbul probes ideas of belonging in this tale of identity, loss and love. In association with Goethe-Institut London and the German Screen Studies Network.
Director: Fatih Akin Germany, 2004, 121 min,Cert. 18