Fahrt ins Blaue

Ingeborg Tölke

Short film

»The dandelion, it flowers, is pollinated and its petals close.« In her Super 8 film, Ingeborg Tölke explains how flowers reproduce. She captures the pollination, the fruiting head and seeds spreading in poetically beautiful macro and fast-motion shots. A male narrator explains the facts. Fahrt ins Blaue is the first East German amateur film to enjoy international success, winning the silver medal at UNICA 1965 in Dubrovnik.

Director / Script / Cinematography / Production

Ingeborg Tölke


Filmmuseum Potsdam

Ingeborg Tölke

Ingeborg Tölke from Neuenhagen near Berlin is an outstanding amateur film-maker from East Germany, one of the country’s few female film-makers. A chemist and macro photographer, she created photos and films with artistic intention from the 1950s onwards. Between 1962 and 1970, she and her husband produced around 15 award-winning nature films that were meant to be shown publicly. After being accused of working professionally without a production licence, she was forced to stop filming.

Films by Ingeborg Tölke
Pausen-Filme für den Deutschen Fernsehfunk 1962–1964 | Biologie der Symmorphus Crassicornis 1970 | Jahrbuch der Natur 1966 | Mehr Holzerträge durch Düngung – Lehrfilm 1966 | Vom Schneeglöckchen 1963 | Blüten in Eis und Schnee 1962 | Lebendes Moor 1962