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GUNDERMANN REVIER / Coal-Country Song. Gundermann

GUNDERMANN REVIER / Coal-Country Song. Gundermann

Gerhard Gundermann (1955–1998) was a singer-songwriter, poet and excavator operator in the Lusatian brown coal mines.

Archive material and Gundermann’s songs enter into a dialogue with observations and conversations in his “district”, ccompanied

by the voice-over of the director, who is deeply rooted in the area. Home and its destruction through mining, utopian ideas and the question of individual responsibility run through the songs, as do their consequences for employment and the environment at the end of the industrial age. And they are more topical than ever today. (Frederik Lang, DOK Leipzig)

Grit Lemke: Born in Lusatia, GDR, in 1965, Grit Lemke worked in a theater and cultural event venue, where she collaborated with Gerhard Gundermann. She studied cultural anthropology, literature and ethnology, and finished her PhD in European ethnology at Humboldt University Berlin in 1999. She worked for several film festivals as a programmer and is a film critic and script consultant. “Coal Country Song. Gundermann” is her feature debut.

Film Selection: Gundermann Revier (Coal Country Song. Gundermann, 2019, doc)

Festivalpremieren im City-Kino | Festival Premieres @ City-Kino

Grit Lemke

Germany 2019
98 minutes

Uwe Mann
Sven Kulik
Oliver Prasnikar
Gerhard Gundermann
Gerhard Gundermann, Conny Gundermann, Ritchie Barton, Uwe Hassbecker
Gregor Streiber


inselfilm produktion
World Sales

inselfilm produktion

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status: 
Austrian Premiere

Weltpremiere / World Premiere:
DOK Leipzig 2019

Spieltermine / Screenings:
20.10.2020, 18:00, City-Kino. Hosted by: AK Oberösterreich/Kultur | Gäste / Guests: Elfi Sonnberger (AK Oberösterreich) & Christel Kiesel de Miranda (Künstlerin / Artist)
WIEDERHOLUNG / Repetition: 27.10.2020, 21:00
Tickets: www.moviemento.at
Tickets sind eine Woche davor erhältlich. / Tickets are available one week earlier.

13.10.2020, 19:30, Spielboden Dornbirn
Tickets & Details: www.spielboden.at