It’s the summer of 1987 and a young family from Leipzig in East Germany are going on holiday, driving with their Trabant and trailer to a small holiday home on the Baltic Sea near the border to West Germany.
This part autobiography, animated documentary follows the family as they begin their journey and gives us an insight into the unusual reality and day-to-day normalities of holidaying in East Germany so close to the border.
Personal memories and factual evidence come together to create an illustrated travel journal.
FALK SCHUSTER was born in 1980 and studied at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle and completed a European Animation Masterclass. Active as a freelance director and instructor, his films include the award-winning animation shorts: URLAUB IN GUDRUN (2006), HOCH SOLL SIE LEBEN (2007), LAUFENDE GESCHÄFTE (2009), AST MIT LAST (2011), KLEIDER MACHEN FREUNDE (2012), A RACER’S SKETCHBOOK (2013), and WIDER HORIZONS (2016).