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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.    

 

Film list:

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

 

Bonus:

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

Sound: Mono

Languages: German, Danish, Swedish

Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish

 

Including a comprehensive booklet. In German only!

 

In cooperation with:

Goethe-Institut, Munich

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

 

KIndly supported by:

Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen

Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin

Filmform, Stockholm

EAN/ISBN 978-3-8488-4033-5


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