Blauer Salon
Summer term 2022
Chantal Akerman

From the East

  • D'Est
  • Documentary
  • Belgium, France, Portugal
  • 1993
  • Director: Chantal Akerman
  • 115 min
  • 16mm
  • Original Version
  • with Natalia Chakhovskaia

D’Est retraces a journey from the end of summer to deepest winter, from East Germany, across Poland and the Baltics, to Moscow. It is a voyage Chantal Akerman wanted to make shortly after the collapse of the Soviet bloc “before it was too late,” reconstructing her impressions in the manner of a documentary on the border of fiction.

Loan of the film print with kind support of Arsenal - Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V..
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