East German Cinema

DEFA and Film History

  • Authors
  • Sebastian Heiduschke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Sebastian Heiduschke
      Pages 1-6
  3. East German Cinema

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Sebastian Heiduschke
      Pages 9-18
    3. Sebastian Heiduschke
      Pages 31-40
  4. Freezes and Thaws: Canonizing DEFA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-43
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 139-196

About this book


East Germany's film monopoly, Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft, produced a films ranging beyond simple propaganda to westerns, musicals, and children's films, among others. This book equips scholars with the historical background to understand East German cinema and guides the readers through the DEFA archive via examinations of twelve films.


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