"Germany, Pale Mother"
Directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms
A beautiful, moving account of
the filmmaker's own
childhood, made for her own daughter, which traces the history of Germany
from an extremely personal, intimate point of view. The film begins on the
eve of the German invasion of Poland, as a young woman sees her husband go
off to the German army. She and her daughter struggle for survival during
the war, only to face a husband who, when he returns, wreaks emotional
havoc on the family. Brilliant performances from Eva Mattes, Ernst Jacobi
and Elisabeth Stepanek. German with English subtitles.