Directed by Helke Sander
the Interfilm Award Recommendation for Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International
Film Festival (1978). This film is a key work of the new German cinema, in which
Helke Sander constructs a justly celebrated portrait of Edda, a freelance photojournalist,
and the divided city of Berlin. The film is a wryly funny but serious commentary on
contemporary life, and a poignant look at a single woman trying to make a go of it.
Sander, a leading figure of the German women's movement, is the film's writer, director
and star, who bravely portrays Edda as an individual straddling multiple worlds--work,
womanhood, motherhood, East, West, capitalism and socialism. Also known under the
British-release title Redupers. German with English subtitles.