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From The East
Film From the East (D’Est)


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Dir. Chantal Akerman | 110min, 1993

A new restoration of Chantal Akerman’s cinematographic elegy, capturing a journey from East Germany to Moscow after the collapse of the Soviet bloc, without dialogue or commentary.

New restoration! From the East (D’Est) retraces a journey from the end of summer to deepest winter, from East Germany, across Poland and the Baltics, to Moscow. It is a voyage Chantal Akerman wanted to make shortly after the collapse of the Soviet bloc “before it was too late,&rquo; reconstructing her impressions in the manner of a documentary on the border of fiction.

By filming “everything that touched me,” Akerman sifts through and fixes upon sounds and images as she follows the thread of this subjective crossing. Without dialogue or commentary, From the East (D’Est) is a cinematographic elegy.

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