Film Screening Deutscher Filmklub:
People on Sunday

Film Still of People on Sunday © Still courtesy of Janus Films

Fri, 04/26/2019

Goethe-Institut Toronto

100 University Ave, North Tower, 2nd Floor

People on Sunday

Join us this month for our #DeutscherFilmklub. We will be showing People on Sunday by Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer from a screenplay by Billy Wilder.

The German silent drama film People on Sunday not only is a work of the New Objectivity, but it is also one of the first independent films and an example of neorealism. This lightly scripted, loosely observational collage follows the life of four young Berliners on a Sunday in the late 1920s. The actors were amateurs, performing for the first time. The film is notable not only for its portrayal of daily life and employment culture in Berlin, but is pivotal as a historical document of the Weimar Republic.

Billy Wilder was an Austrian born American screenwriter, filmmaker and producer. In 1933, immediately after the rise of Adolf Hitler, Wilder left for Paris and later immigrated to the States. He is regarded as one of the most versatile filmmakers, stylistically shaping the comedy and drama genres. As director and screenwriter, he created timeless comedies like Some Like It Hot and One, Two, Three but also dramas such as Double Identity, Sunset Boulevard or Witness for the Prosecution.

2019 marks the centenary of Bauhaus, a German art school that was famous for its approach to design. To mark its history and significance, this year's #DeutscherFilmklub theme is, "Bauhaus and beyond." You are cordially invited to the screening and the discussion afterwards.

The film is in German with English subtitles. The event is free but space is limited, RSVP by emailing