Film The Legend of Paul and Paula

The Legend of Paul and Paula, film still © DEFA-Stiftung/Herbert Kroiss, Manfred Damm

Sun, 27.05.2018

New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Len Lye Centre
42 Queen St
New Plymouth

Director: Heiner Carow, colour, 106 min., 1972

Paula, a single mother, falls in love with the political functionary Paul. Paul isn’t happy with his private life either. He knows his wife is cheating on him. Paula wants her new happiness by any means. At first, Paul is fearful and hesitant, until he realises that he may have found the love of his life. 'The Legend of Paul and Paula' is an enchanting plea for the right to individual happiness, even in a socialist state. The film was a huge success in the GDR.