BEST DOKS Special Retrospective
In her films Helga Reidemeister contrasts the inflation of what is factual with the reality of experience: her precise and unerring view of the apparently insignificant reveals the crux of human relationships. The Retrospective presents six films from four decades of her work.
VON WEGEN "SCHICKSAL"
Irene Rakowitz gets divorced after 20 years of marriage and takes her life into her own hands. She is faced with a lack of understanding from her husband Richard and with fierce resistance from her 14-year-old daughter Astrid. A hugely important film on the topic of emancipation – not only in 1979.
Writer: Irene Rakowitz, Helga Reidemeister. Camera: Axel Brandt, Susanne Beyeler, Thomas Tanner. Sound: Katharina Geinitz. Editing: Elisabeth Förster. Music: Neil Diamond, Mikis Theodorakis, Fantišek Smetana (Die Moldau). Production: Literarisches Colloquium Berlin e.V., dffb berlin. Producer: .. Length: 120 min. Distribution: Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin.