East-Side Story

Elf99 Spezial, GDR, 1990, 48 mins

>> the end of the GDR from an eastern perspective from 1990

“A look at Communist musicals that strove to be ideologically correct – and entertaining, besides.
The film documents the Soviet Bloc musical genre, which first appeared under Stalin and spread
to Soviet-occupied Eastern Europe. The film features interviews with actors, film historians, and
audience members who reminisce on these unlikely films and their impact on Soviet Bloc life.”