Yesterday Girl

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For the song by the Smithereens, see Yesterday Girl (song).
Yesterday Girl
Directed by Alexander Kluge
Written by Alexander Kluge
Starring Alexandra Kluge
Release date
Running time
88 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

Yesterday Girl (German: Abschied von gestern, "Farewell to Yesterday") is a 1966 New German Cinema 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 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 at the Internet Movie Database