SHORT HISTORICAL FILM DFFB / RBB
PRODUCTION DESIGN / GRAPHIC DESIGN
Direction: Katharina Rivillis
DoP: Giulia Schelhas
Production: Cecilia Trautvetter

Cast: Katharina Rivilis, Ninel Skrzypczyk

June 17th 1953, Frida’s 8th birthday, was to be a celebration, but instead tanks are rolling through the streets of East-Berlin. Frida and her mother are waiting for the birthday guests, but they won’t come today. Nor does her father return from the demonstration, and Frida’s mother slowly begins to lose control. Outside, protests turn into a political revolt and the revolt is brutally crushed.
The relationship between mother and child—the natural laws of responsibility and protection of the strong over the weak seems no longer to be in force.

Stills of this production on demand – they haven’t still been published, due to festival screenings.

Making of “Der Tag X”

All photos by @PiotrSkrzypczyk

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