• Hotel Astoria

    Hotel Astoria

    license film
  • Hotel Astoria

    Hotel Astoria

    license film
  • Hotel Astoria

    Hotel Astoria

    license film

Hotel Astoria

a film by Alina Cyranek, Falk Schuster

Hotel Astoria

2020 | 28:00 min

Formal Categories

History Society

Content Categories

Animation Documentary
Synopsis
Leipzig, GDR, 1980s: The Hotel Astoria is a magical, almost sacred place. Business people, prostitutes, the elite of the Socialist Party, and from time to time ordinary people meet here. But lobster, salmon and caviar are not always on the menu – extravagance is also on ration. And the Stasi are always watching. Memories of former staff and guests are brought to life in a mix of archive footage and animation. Constant ambiguities show that different historical experiences can co-exist, and that there are gray areas between propaganda and reality.
Festivals/Awards
2020
DOK Leipzig
IDFA Amsterdam
Cast and Crew
  • Director Alina Cyranek, Falk Schuster
Production Company
hug films | Alina Cyranek & Falk Schuster
Schleiermacherstr. 1, 06114 Halle (Saale)
hello@hug-films.com
http://hug-films.com
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