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The Divided Heaven - Wellington Film Society


Mon 3 Oct 2016, 6:15pm–8:05pm

Where: The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Members Free: $0.00
  • 12-month membership: $95.00
  • Public by Donation at the door (Notes only): $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

(Konrad Wolf, East Germany 1964) PG.

East Germany in 1961, just before the construction of the Berlin Wall. After suffering a nervous breakdown, Rita Seidel returns to her village from the city of Halle to find peace and quiet. She recalls the past years, her love for chemist Manfred Herrfurth, her work in a railway car factory and her studies to become a teacher. There were problems with political opportunists and ideological hardliners in the factory and at the university. Rita’s love affair came to an end after Manfred, bitter that uncompromising supervisors had rejected his new chemical process, fled the city for West Berlin without Rita, who chose not to join him. The Divided Heaven, created just a few years after the Wall was constructed, is one of the bravest movies ever to be made in the GDR - not only because of its unusual dramaturgy but also because it seeks responsibility for conflicts in one’s own country and not with the 'class enemy'.

Screened in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.

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