Coming Out

1989, East Germany, 113m, DCP

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Screened June 24, 2019

Part of the program

A companion piece of sorts to Westler, filmed in East Germany and the first GDR film on homosexuality. The story of closeted teacher torn between his girlfriend and a man he meets in a bar who learns to be true to himself against all conventions, it’s full of everyday images and situations of a nation in its final stages. The Wall fell during its premiere in East Berlin’s Kino International Festival. 

In German with English subtitles

A film by Heiner Carow