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Born in East Berlin in 1955, Thomas Heise took his first steps as director’s assistant in East Germany’s DEFA (Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft) Film Studios between 1975 and 1978. From 1978 to 1983, he studied to become a TV and film director. His first film, Why a Film about such People?, was made using black market materials. It was only allowed to be released in 1990. Since then, Heise has worked as a freelance writer and director of documentary films, theatre plays and radio shows. As a documentary maker, he portrayed the underprivileged in East Germany in the 1980s, before the fall of the Wall. After the fall, he set out to show the most devastating effects of the unification of Germany on the same people. In the past few years, Heise has broadened his scope, moving on to other topics and locations.

The retrospective at Punto de Vista will include Heise’s most important works from his different periods. Mein Bruder/My Brother, on denunciations in East Germany and Eisenzeit/Ironage, about the underlying Nazi ideas after the unification of Germany, draw a complex picture of contemporary Germany, whereas Die Lage/Condition or his latest documentary, Gegenwart/Consequence, reflect his critical view of the German society facing the new dynamics of the twenty-first century.

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Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
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PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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