Die moderne Stadt - Edited by Ralph Eue and Florian Wüst
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DIE MODERNE STADT
Film essays on the new urbanity of the 1950s and 60s
Edited by Ralph Eue and Florian Wüst
In keeping with the “Neues Bauen” of the 1920s, the modernization of the European metropolis after 1945 aimed to create better living conditions for the working population. Housing space was in short supply everywhere. Industrial mass production and consumer culture confronted people and their social relationships with enormous changes. The medium of film served as a means both to promote the urban and transportation models “of tomorrow,” and to lend expression to critiques of the rationalization of everyday life. This selection of documentary and experimental short films offers a unique historical glimpse into the controversy over the modern city.
En dag i staden (A Day in the City), Pontus Hultén & Hans Nordenström, Sweden 1956, 19 min
Für einen Platz an der Sonne (For a Place in the Sun), Rudi Hornecker, West Germany 1959, 10 min
Die Stadt (The City), Herbert Vesely, West Germany 1960, 36 min
Bau 60 (Building 60), Dieter Lemmel, West Germany 1961, 12 min
Bag de ens facader (Behind the same façades), Peter Weiss, Denmark 1961, 27 min
Die gemordete Stadt (The Murdered City), Manfred Durniok, West Germany 1965, 40 min
Die Stadt von Morgen – Ein Film vom Städtebau (The City of Tomorrow: a film on city planning), Maximilian von Goldbeck & Erich Kotzer, Germany 1930, 33 min
Disk: DVD5, codefree
Length: 177 min
Image: PAL, b/w, 4:3
Languages: German, Danish, Swedish
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish
Including a comprehensive booklet. In German only!
In cooperation with:
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
KIndly supported by:
Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen
Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin
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