DEFA Film Library
This poetic, semi-autobiographical drama by Iris Gusner, one of East Germany’s few female directors, explores the strength and limits of will and desire. Gusner studied with Mikhail Romm at VGIK, the Russian Institute for Cinematography. Christiane arrives at a Moscow hospital to see her little daughter. While she waits for the child to recuperate, she reflects on her life. Remembering her childhood in East Germany, she thinks about her grandfather...