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“The main question is: Why do I want to be free? What needs to be different?” Erika and Christine have been a couple for more than 40 years. Today, at the age of 81, they look back on living through a turbulent time in history. A QUIET RESISTANCE is a film about love and aging, autonomy, art and collectivity in freely created art spaces within the GDR. The film does not hang onto questions of the past, but rather looks with Erika and Christine into the future: What role can art play in politically demanding times? How can people stay true to themselves, their art and their ideals? What meaning can art create, for the whole and each individual?

A QUIET RESISTANCE puts the subjective experience of two women into focus, asking for their strategies of dealing with an authoritarian regime, as well as dealing with the everything-changing break down of the Wall. Contradictions, visions and experiences of the protagonists create a complex image of Eastern German experiences. An image that does not fit into common resistance and propaganda narratives, but stays, like its protagonists, resistant itself.
Genre Art, Biopic, History, Love Story
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2019
Director Therese Koppe
Cinematography Annegret Sachse
Cast Erika Stürmer-Alex, Christine Müller-Stosch, Heike Mildner
Producer Therese Koppe
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Runtime 74 min
Format DCP, 1:1.78
Subtitled Version English
Festivals DOK Leipzig 2019, Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival 2019, Duisburger Filmwoche 2019
With backing from Monika von der Lippe, Landesbeauftragte für die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern im Land Brandenburg

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