Dem deutschen Volke (Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Wrapped Reichstag). 1996. Written and directed by Wolfram Hissen, Jörg Daniel Hissen. In 1995, Christo and Jeanne-Claude realized their decades-old dream of covering the Berlin Reichstag in fabric. Often described as the pair’s most ambitious project, the "wrapped" Reichstag is presented from every angle and in every light in this witty chronicle of a remarkable technical feat. In English, German; English subtitles. 98 min.
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As a special section of Kino!, MoMA’s annual survey of new German cinema, the Department of Film presents Kino Berlin, an exhibition of notable films made in Berlin since reunification. Organized by MoMA Senior Curator of Film Laurence Kardish, the series includes Tom Tykwer’s Run, Lola, Run (1998), Wolfgang Becker’s Good Bye, Lenin! (2003), Andreas Dresen’s Night Shapes (1999) and Summer in Berlin (2005), the Hissen Brothers’ documentary Dem Deutschen Volk (1996) on Christo’s wrapping of the Reichstag, and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s The Lives of Others (2006), as well as the American premieres of two documentaries: Hanna Schygulla’s Hanna Hannah (2007) on Berlin’s new Holocaust memorial and Manfred Wilhelms’s Berlin: Pictures of a City (1998) on the city’s radical architectural changes.
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