Summer means travelling. Due to the special circumstances this year, we invite you to explore Germany through the movies. In cooperation with Cinema Akil, Dubai, we are showing a series of film classics from September 4 to October 1, 2020, which deal with the topic of “travel” in very different ways.
We open the film month with KINGS OF THE ROAD (1976) by Wim Wenders. The film was the third part of his road movie trilogy after ALICE IN THE CITIES (1974) and THE WRONG MOVE (1975) and won the FIPRESCI Award and the Golden Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival in Cannes in 1976.
Fatih Akin's film adaptation GOODBYE BERLIN of the cult novel “Tschick” (2016) by Wolfgang Herrndorfer is about the two boys Maik and Tschick, who travel across East Germany in a stolen Lada from Berlin in search of Wallachia - a fresh, youthful perspective on the traditional road movie genre.
With MEASURING THE WORLD (2015) by Detlev Buck, we are showing another film adaptation based on the book of the same name by Daniel Kehlmann and telling the fascinating (fictional) story of the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and the natural scientist and polymath Alexander von Humboldt.
In the experimental film TICKET OF NO RETURN (1979) by Ulrike Ottinger, we accompany a rich and sophisticated woman, “Sie”, who moves to Berlin to give herself completely up to alcoholism. The film made Tabea Blumenschein famous in Germany in the late 1970s and early 1980s.