re-selected: Wink vom Nachbarn
D: Walter Heynowski and Gerhard Scheumann, GDR, 1966, black and white, 16 mm, 44 min
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After their film Kommando 52 was rejected at the 1966 Oberhausen Short Film Festival in West Germany, East German documentarists Walter Heynowski and Gerhard Scheumann (affiliated with DEFA, the state-owned film studio of the German Democratic Republic) made a critical reportage about the festival, which at the time reflected the credo of Western “international understanding” with its motto “Weg zum Nachbarn” (Route to the Neighbors). Wink vom Nachbarn (A Wave from the Neighbors) is a dazzling, self-righteous howler of East and West German film rivalry.
A program by the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, curated by Tobias Hering