Klaus Gysi was one of the leading political figures of the GDR. Нe had a successful career in socialist Germany, regardless the unrest. He was an editor-in-chief, the Minister of Culture, ambassador, and the State Secretary for Church Affairs. In 1988, shortly before the end of the GDR, the party dismissed him. He died in 1999.
Almost 20 years later, his son Andreas Goldstein shot a very personal film about his father, the man he barely met as a child and still considers a controversial figure as an adult.
About the director: Andreas Goldstein was born in East Berlin, where he attended cultural and drama studies at the Humboldt University. Later on, he attended the Film and Television Academy Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg and studied directing. In 2008 he founded the production company Oktoberfilm GbR, together with Susanne Binninger. Since then, he has been working as a producer and author, occasionally also as a writer of film reviews and texts on film theory.
Filmography: The explanation of the 1st chapter Luce (1999), Detektives (2006), Adam & Evelyn (2018)