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Recent cinema meets "old" DEFA films - Robert Thalheim presents: On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of DEFA in May 2016, the Foundation is inviting young directors to present a DEFA film that particularly impressed and inspired them. DIE SCHLÜSSEL (The Keys, Egon Günther, GDR 1973) is about a love story that ends in tragedy, between two people of different backgrounds who want to get to know each other better during a vacation in Poland. It is a film that experiments joyfully with aesthetics whose reflections about German-Polish relations attracted the censors. Three documentaries by Jürgen Böttcher made between 1972 and 1984 give an insight into the working environment of young apprentices at the REWA TEX factory in Berlin Heinersdorf (WÄSCHERINNEN) and of railroad workers at the Dresden-Friedrichstadt depot (RANGIERER) as well as into the life of a 68-year-old 'rubble woman' in Berlin-Rummelsburg (MARTHA). The films will be shown in their new digital versions. (jh) (7.3.)

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