UFERFRAUEN – Lesbian life and love in the GDR is a documentary which tells the life stories of six lesbian women in the GDR – in the big city as well as in rural areas – and how they lived and loved in same-sex relationships. These six very different biographies are representative of untold lesbian history, ranging from intimate love stories to accounts of state repression. Shaped by socialism, how did these mothers, workers and warriors, often "invisible" lesbians, live? UFERFRAUEN illustrates a not yet publicly discussed topic, thus exploring an intriguing aspect of German history.
2019 Dokula Best Documentary – 30 LSF Hamburg International Queer Film Festival
2020 QueerScope Best Debut – 24. Perlen - Queer Film Festival Hannover, Germany Audiance Award – Queer-Streifen Regensburg, Germany 14. Vox Feminae Zagreb, Croatia 12. Side by Side St. Petersburg, Russia 49. Molodist Kiyv International Film Festival, Ukraina 25. Seattle Queer Film Festival, USA ZKB Audiance Award – 23. Pink Apple Zürcih, Switzerland
2022 nominated 58 GRIMME PRIZE
Cast and Crew
Director Barbara Wallbraun
Producer Thomas Jeschner, Volker Zobelt, René Frotscher
Director of Photography Anne Misselwitz, Julia Hönemann