FREUNDSCHAFT SIEGT

DDR 1951 – Director: Joris Ivens – Co-Director: Iwan Pyrjew – Original language: German – Subtitles: None

FRIENDSHIP TRIUMPHS, by the documentary film legend Joris Ivens, celebrates the pacifism of the East’s “free youth” and, in the process, sings the praises of Josef Stalin. An impressive document of seduction.   

No youth rating

English/Original Title: FRIENDSHIP TRIUMPHS. Writer: Iwan Pyrjew, Andrej Frolow. Camera: W. Pawlow, W. Mikoscha, J. Monglowskij, I. Panow, G. Mongolowskaja, T. Lebeschew, I. Sokolnikow u.a.. Sound: Wladimir Popw, Georg Gutschmodt, Güner Lambert, Heinz Reusch. Editing: A. Kulagnek, M. Moskwina. Music: Isaak Dunajewski, Günter Friedrich, Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski. Production: Mosfilm / DEFA-Studio für Dokumentarfilme. Producer: Hans-Joachim Funk, Toni Chudzinski, Hugo Herrmann, E. Deskau-Neumann. Length: 96 min. International Sales: Icestorm Media (Online), DEFA-Filmverleih

 

Joris Ivens
*18 November 1898 in Nijmegen/Netherlands, † 28 June 1989 in Paris

Joris Ivens' films were predominantly communist in nature. The Dutch filmmaker is considered one of the most important documentarists of the 20th century.

 

Filmography (selection)

THE WINDROSE, GDR 1956, Joris Ivens a.o., 103 min.
SONG OF THE RIVERS, GDR 1954, Joris Ivens, Vladimir Pozner, 97 min.
BORINAGE, NL 1934, Joris Ivens, Henri Storck
RAIN, NL 1929, Joris Ivens, Mannus Franken, 12 min.

 

Retrospective 75 Years of DEFA

Eight documentaries from five decades of DEFA film production. We present the retrospective on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the GDR's nationally owned film studio.

#Living memory

Partner ad

Partner ad