Hotel Astoria

  • Alina Cyranek, Falk Schuster
  • Germany
  • 2020
  • 28 min
  • International Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary
Memories of the legendary Hotel Astoria, where extravagance was also on ration, are brought to life through a combination of archive
footage and animation. We hear about the nuances and absurdities of life in the GDR, from turtle soup in a country known for scarcity to the hotel bar where prostitutes, tourists, and Stasi agents all hung out. These agents kept an eye on everything that happened; the paranoia that characterized the GDR era was just as present in the hotel.

Credits

Director
Alina Cyranek, Falk Schuster
Production
Alina Cyranek for hug films
Involved TV Channel
MDR Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

Contact

World Sales
Alina Cyranek for Alina Cyranek Film
Festival Handling
Alina Cyranek

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Available versions
28', DCP, color
Spoken languages
German

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IDFA history

2020
International Premiere
IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

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