Yesterday Girl

Yesterday Girl (German: Abschied von gestern, "Farewell to Yesterday") is a 1966 drama film directed and written by Alexander Kluge. The film is based on the short story "Anita G." (1962), which is also by Alexander Kluge.[1] The film tells the story of Anita G., a young East German migrant to West Germany and her struggle to adjust to her new life.[2] The film is associated with New German Cinema.

Yesterday Girl
Directed byAlexander Kluge
Written byAlexander Kluge
Based on"Anita G."
by Alexander Kluge
StarringAlexandra Kluge
Release date
Running time
88 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film won four German Film Awards. The film won a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, whereas Kluge's next film, Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed even went on to win the Golden Lion, a political scandal due to its progressive leanings which resulted in no Golden Lions being awarded up to 1979.[3]



  1. ^ Kluge, Alexander. Case Histories. 1962.
  2. ^ Kluge, Alexander. Abschied von Gestern. 1966.
  3. ^ Yesterday Girl on IMDb