Film CINEMARX: Comrade, where are you today?

Comrade, where are you today? © Ilanga Films Comrade, where are you today? © Ilanga Films

Thu, 05/03/2018

Goethe-Institut Washington

1990 K St. NW (Entrance on 20th St., lower level)
Washington, DC 20006

CINEMARX: Films about Marx from the GDR to the Present Day

Germany, Finland 2008, 112 Min., Director: Kirsi Marie Liimatainen

After the film, Professor Sven-Eric Liedman of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, will give a presentation on his new book A World to Win: The Life and Thought of Karl Marx. The event will be moderated by Chris Garlock, Director of the DC LaborFest.

In the 1980s, Kirsi Marie Liimatainen from Finland went to the GDR to study the teachings of Marx and Lenin. There she went to school with like-minded people from more than 80 countries – students united in their hopes for a better world. However, just after finishing her schooling, the Berlin Wall comes down in fall 1989. Over twenty years later, Kirsi goes searching for her comrades from school.

Having received training as an actor in Finland and as a director in Germany, Kirsi Marie Liimatainen (b. 1968, Tampere) delves into her personal history, turning her attention to her year at the Jugendhochschule “Wilhelm Pieck” in Bogensee.


This event is part of the CINEMARX film series and part of Marx Now, a series of events in the month of May organized by the Goethe-Institut Washington in partnership with DC LaborFest.