21F.056 Visual Histories: German Cinema 1945 to Present

As taught in: Fall 2003

German film captured the atmosphere of the immediate post-war years.

Image of a pen on movie film. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Bersak. Used with permission.)




Prof. Bernd Widdig

Course Features

Course Description

This course is an invitation to German film-making since the end of the Second World War. We investigate how German cinema captured the atmosphere of the immediate post-war years and discuss extensively major works of the "New German Cinema" of the Sixties and Seventies. We also look at examples of East Germany's film production and finally observe the very different roads German cinema has been taking from the 1990's into the present.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.