The 51st Annual International Film Festival at Missouri Southern State University will present the film Yesterday Girl (Abschied von gestern) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 in Cornell Auditorium in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center.

Alexander Kluge, one of the founders of the “Young German Cinema” movement, wrote and directed this film about an unruly heroine who gets into conflict with West German society after her escape from East Germany.  Trying to break away from the hostility and misunderstanding of her parent’s generation, she discovers that conservatism and scarred memories thrive on both sides of the wall.

Olaf Moller, wrote in Sight and Sound, “Yesterday Girl summed up the aspirations of a generation.”

The film was a nominee for the Golden Lion and winner of a Special Jury Prize at the 1966 Venice Festival.

No admission is charged. The public is invited.

For more information, telephone (417) 673-1261.