Gleiwitz Case
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Gleiwitz Case
Part of the restoration and reissue film series coordinated by the DEFA film library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and First Run Features, the 1961 period piece The Gleiwitz Affair heralded a new experimental cinema from the German Democratic Republic. Though initially misread as Nazi propaganda, it is now lauded by The Village Voice, in 40-year hindsight, as a kind of cinematic revisionism that parodies and deconstructs Leni Riefenstahl's propagandistic style. This historical drama carries viewers back to 1939, with a dramatization of an international scam designed and… More