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Wider Horizons

Director(s): Falk Schuster

Germany, 2015

29:25 min, colour

Genre: Coming of Age, Roadmovie

Filmform: Animation

Its the summer of 1987 and a young family from the Leipzig district in East Germany are going on holiday, driving with their Trabant and trailer to a small holiday home on the Baltic Sea near the border to West Germany. This part autobiography, animated documentry follows the family as they begin their journey and gives us an insight into the unusual reality and day to day normalities of holidaying in East Germany so close to the border. Personal memories and factual evidence come together to create an illustratated travel journal.

Licences: Theatre, Theatre non-commercial, TV, Internet, Closed Circuit, Public Transport, DVD & Home Video, DVD non-commercial, Education


Competition Dok Leipzig 2015
Minister of Fine Arts Promotion Prize National Competition Filmfest Dresden 2016
Audience Award Kurzsuechtig Leipzig 2016
2. Prize Documentary Grenzland Filmtage Selb 2016