Winter Ade
Winter Ade
Part of the Series: Reel Women in East German Film

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Agreed: an Unprecedented collection of DEFA films. A gem of a collection a view into a time and society the memory of which is fading away in the bright lights of western capitalism.

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A very interesting series, Reel Women in East German film, but perhaps more than that the most expansive collection I've run across on the DDR and its films. I lived in West Berlin in the 1980s and I live in NYC now, but I am astonished at the range and quality of the DDR film collection. ...Read more

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