10 outstanding film debuts by German directors
1966: "Yesterday Girl"
A few months after Schlöndorff's debut, Alexander Kluge presented his first film, "Yesterday Girl", which won a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Kluge was one of the leading figures of the New German Cinema movement, which turned former West Germany's film world upside down. "Yesterday Girl" was intelligent, playful and funny and marked a new start for German cinema.