GOETHE FILMS: Heimat NOW

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Series co-presented by the German National Tourist Office

Mountains, sea, sunshine & romance – these are a few of the favourite things in the escapist and house-proud German Heimatfilms of the 1950s, as in the “Sissi” series that brought the young Romy Schneider to fame. 60 years later the genre is back. What is the state of the nation? How do new films reflect the country’s regionalism after reunification, from North to South and East to West?

Also join us for a Culture talk @ Goethe with German author Frank Goosen, who will complement the film series by reading from his bestselling Heimatromane in English and German.
Culture talks @ Goethe: "Heimat NOW with Frank Goosen",
March 10 @ 6 pm, free @ Goethe-Institut Toronto

The screen adaptation of his novel "Learning to Lie" will be shown on March 9 as part of the GOETHE FILMS series.

GOETHE FILMS brings the best of Germany's contemporary film to Canadian audiences. All screenings take place in the celebrated Toronto International Film Festival Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W.) and are dedicated to the best quality projections possible. BlogTO has called GOETHE FILMS “one of the better-kept secrets in the Toronto art house sphere.”

All GOETHE FILMS are open to audiences 18+

Part of the Goethe-Institut's focus on German Film