‘Peter Nestler’


reframing the world

Peter Nestler is one of the most renowned, and yet secretive, documentary filmmakers of post-war Germany. A critical observer of the transformation of the working class and rural life, he is also a voice for the Roma communities and the anti-fascist struggle in Greece and other countries. His films are a compelling combination of rigorous ethics and inventiveness. They include drawings, archives, works of art, still and live images.
Nestler made around fifty films between the early 1960s and the 1990s, initially in the Federal Republic of Germany, and then in Sweden, once German producers refused to produce his films, which were seen as too political and aesthetically unique.

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Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS


  • German
  • Subtitles: English

Program #1
Ein Arbeiterclub in Sheffield (DE/UK, 1965, 41', Bluray)
Fos-sur-Mer (SE, 1972, 24', DCP)
Väntan (SE,1985, 7', DCP)

Program #2
Von Griechenland (SE/GR, 1965, 27', Bluray, VO, ST FR/EN)  
Spanien! (DE, 1973, 43', DCP)
Die Hohlmenschen (SE/IL, 2015, 4', DCP)