An intriguing collection of recently restored films from East Germany’s most significant studio.
The DEFA Studio was the most prolific and creative of the film studios that survived and prospered in East Germany. Superbly restored, this selection of fascinating animation comes from a time AND a world that is rapidly fading to the memory-gray. They gift us surprising, occasionally confronting, insights into a society many of us can only struggle to imagine. If you remember the falling of “The Wall” these films are an insight into a creative space behind that wall. If that event is an occasional retro-inflected line item in your info-feed, these films are a true “through the looking glass” moment.