5th Festival of German Cinema

Beuys © zeroonefilm / Staeck


Beuys, the man with a hat. Thirty years after his death, he still seems to be a visionary, way ahead of his time. Back then he was trying to patently explain how “money shouldn´t be a commodity.” He knew that money trade would undermine democracy. But there´s more. Beuys boxes, parleys, lectures, and explains pictures to a dead hare. He asks with a grin: “Do You Want a Revolution Without Laughter?” His expanded concept of art leads him smack in the middle of socially relevant discourses, even today. A congenial montage of countless, previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andreas Veiel and his team created a one-of-a-kind chronicle: “Beuys” is not a portrait in the common sense but an intimate look at a human being, his art, and his world of ideas.

Screening Schedule


06:00 PM – 07:50 PM
Goethe-Institut China (GI)
Originality Square, 798 Art District, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
Free Admission

06:00 PM – 07:50 PM
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)
798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
Ticket: 40 RMB / 30 RMB (Members)


08:30 PM - 10:20 PM
Theater of Nanjing University of the Arts (TNUA)
Nanjing University of the Arts (Huju North Road No. 15)
Free Admission