German cinema: The All-Round Reduced Personality
Ottawa's Goethe-Institut presents
(© Basis-Film-Verleih GmbH, ZDF)
West Berlin, 1977: Eda Chiemnyjewski, an unmarried mother working as a freelancer for some local newspapers soon finds out that "a cook has no time to occupy herself with state affairs". Her point of view involving a photo project on West Berlin is already an act of tightrope walking.
The All-Round Reduced Personality (Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit) is reckoned as the first feminist film in Germany and proved a great success at the International Young Film Forum in Berlin in 1978. It is anything but a tearful lament on the situation of a woman who pays for her independence by restricting her other needs in life, her political and private interests and plans, to an absolute minimum.
Director: Helke Sander, b/w, 98 min., 1978
German with English subtitles
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 4:00pm
67 Nicholas Street
The screening is part of a double feature. From 8 pm “B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989” will be screened outdoors in the SAW Courtyard.