The best of German films on the big screen
German Cinema is convincing its audience this year with great diversity, an anniversary, and a mini-focus.
Thirty years ago, in 1989, the Berlin Wall came down and eventually a whole system collapsed. The times of this major turning point have also been an important topic in film ever since. In 2019, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we are presenting three films that offer insights into life between East and West Germany in those years from very different perspectives: Michael "Bully" Herbig's fast-paced thriller Balloon
, the atmospheric novel adaptation Adam & Evelyn
and the singer-songwriter biography Gundermann
– with 10 nominations and 6 awards the big winner at the German Film Award 2019.
The resounding winner of the German Film Award 2018, 3 Days in Quiberon
about actress Romy Schneider, is also featured in this year’s program and is one of two films of the mini-focus Contemporary Black and White. 3 Days in Quiberon
and Fritz Lang
both portray an outstanding film personality of the 20th century and do so in artistically impressive manner in fantastic black and white shots.
German Cinema brings two highly topical documentaries, Exit - Leaving Extremism Behind
and The Cleaners
to the big screen, and has many audience favourites in store, including the road trip comedy 25km/h
, the youth film Mountain Miracle
and the touching family story All About Me
, the most-visited film in German cinemas in the past year. If you like serious suspense and crime (only on the screen, of course!), the secret service thriller Blame Game
and the drama Atlas
German Cinema 2019