German Film Series


Westwind (2011), 90 minutes


It is 1988, a year before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and 17-year-old twins and best friends Doreen and Isabel, both successful oarswomen, are spending the summer at the placid Lake Balaton in the Soviet satellite state of Hungary. Yet the tranquility of their focused summer begins to crumble when Doreen falls for Arne, a young West German. Confronted with the first real instance of possible rupture in their relationship, and with the reality that the divided Germany of their childhood is about to radically change, Doreen and Isabel find themselves looking ahead to an uncertain future and the most momentous decision of their lives. ...Westwind


  • Britta Bothe
  • University of Southern California
  • Taper Hall 353
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway #255
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-4353