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The Divided Heaven (Der geteilte Himmel) - German History in Film

Goethe-Institut Chicago

Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

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Film
Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6 pm
Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200
German with English subtitles
free

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 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”.

Director: Konrad Wolf, b/w, 113 min., 1963/64

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1-312-263-0472
Mail Symbolinfo@chicago.goethe.org

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)


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Goethe-Institut Chicago

At the Goethe Institut Chicago we promote knowledge of the German language and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life. We greatly emphasize support and sponsorship for translators, as well as translations of texts from German to English.

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