EAST OF WAR
White-tiled rooms, neon lighting, on the walls black and white photographs documenting the atrocities committed by the german Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front in WW2. Against this background, former soldiers talk about their experiences beyond the bounds of ”normal“ warfare. An uncompromising film about remembrance and oblivion.
”Ruth Beckermann’s film doesn’t duplicate the exhibition, but begins were it ends: in a commentary. Its subject-matter is less about history than remembering, less about the past than the present ...“ (Jacques Mandelbaum)
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