Abschied von gestern & Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin

Abschied von gestern & Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin

Edition Filmmuseum 20

Yesterday Girl is about Anita G., a young girl, whose parents are picked up one morning during the time of the Third Reich. She comes from the East and now freezes her way through the West. Three times Germany. In Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave, Roswitha Bronski is a married mother of three at the centre of the protest movement. She finds her plans for social change are easier to realize outside family life. Two films by Alexander Kluge, both starring his sister Alexandra Kluge. Pictures, stories, quotes, documents and scenes which mark the beginning pof the New German Cinema and reflect the West German society of the 60s and early 70s. The 2-disc DVD also offers texts and short films by Alexander Kluge related to the two feature films.

The films

Abschied von gestern / Yesterday Girl - West Germany 1966 - Directed and written by: Alexander Kluge, based on his story "Anita G." - Cinematography by: Edgar Reitz - Edited by: Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus - Cast: Alexandra Kluge, Günter Mack, Eva Maria Meineke, Hans Korte, Ursula Dirichs, Alfred Edel - Produced by: Kairos-Film, Munich - Premiere: September 5, 1966 (Venice Film Festival)

Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin / Part-Time Work of a Female Slave - West Germany 1973 - Directed and written by: Alexander Kluge - Cinematography by: Thomas Mauch - Edited by: Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus - Cast: Alexandra Kluge, Bion Steinborn, Sylvia Gartmann, Traugott Buhre, Ursula Dirichs, Alfred Edel - Produced by: Kairos-Film, Munich - Premiere: December 7, 1973 (Cinemonde Munich)

Brutalität in Stein / Brutality in Stone - West Germany 1961 - Directed and written by: Alexander Kluge, Peter Schamoni - Cinematography by: Wolf Wirth - Edited by: Bessy Lemmer - Musik: Hans Posegga - Schnitt: Bessy Lemmer - Produced by: Alexander Kluge Filmproduktion, Munich & Peter Schamoni Filmproduktion, Munich - Premiere: February 8, 1961 (Oberhausen Short Film Festival)

Lehrer im Wandel / Teachers - West Germany 1963 - Directed and written by: Alexander Kluge & Alexandra Kluge - Cinematography by: Alfred Tichawsky - Edited by: Uschi Werthner - Produced by: Alexander Kluge Filmproduktion, Munich - Premiere: February 20, 1963 (Oberhausen Short Film Festival)

Ein Liebesversuch / An Experiment in Love - Germany 1998 - Directed and written by: Alexander Kluge, based on his story - Produced by: Kairos-Film, Munich - Premiere: August 9, 1998 (RTL)

DVD features (2 discs)

DVD 1

  • Abschied von gestern 1966, 84'
  • Chapter selection
  • Nachricht vom Filmfestival in Venedig 1966, 1'
  • Brutalität in Stein 1961, 11'
  • Ein Liebesversuch 1998, 15'
  • An Vertov 1998, 1'
  • 8page booklet with texts by Alexander Kluge
  • Short stories "Anita G." und "An Experiment in Love" as ROM features

DVD 2

  • Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin 1973, 87'
  • Chapter selection
  • Lehrer im Wandel 1963, 11'
  • Sam remembers Papa Kong 2006, 1'
  • Text "Roswitha's Programme" as ROM feature

DVD edited by: Filmmuseum München and Goethe-Institut, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
DVD authoring: Ralph Schermbach
DVD supervision: Stefan Drössler

First edition February 2007, Second edition August 2007, Third edition April 2012

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