Goethe Kino

Goethe Kino © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Goethe Kino is a film series by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi screening contemporary films from Germany.

The films will provide an insight into contemporary experiences in Germany as formed by social, cultural and political trends, and their treatment in German cinema. The series is curated by Trisha Gupta, an independent writer, critic, and Professor of Practice at the Jindal School of Journalism and Communication.

The day after the physical film screenings, the movie will be available to stream on the Goethe-on-Demand platform for one month, until the next screening.

Now STREAMING: Precious Ivie

Language: German, English
Subtitles: English
Price: Free
Director: Sarah Blaßkiewitz
Availability: 30 days, starting 02.02.2023 until 01.03.2023

About the Film

Sarah Blaßkiewitz's feature debut centers on Ivie, a 30-year-old woman with African roots living in Leipzig, who is searching for permanent employment as a teacher whilst working at her best friend's solarium. One day, her younger half-sister Naomie turns up unexpectedly from Berlin at her front door. Ivie had previously not even known of her existence and now learns that their father has died in Africa. The question is whether she will travel to Guinea for the funeral with Naomie. But, first of all, they have to get to know each other, triggering a rollercoaster of feelings and alienating her friends and work colleagues who suddenly see her in a new light...

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Past Screenings

Goethe Kino © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

Futur Drei

Directed by Faraz Shariat 

In his powerful, semi-biographical debut, Faraz Shariat unfolds a tale of intense first love. With a precise grasp of social context, he offers a sensitive insight into the experience of migrants in Germany caught between feeling foreign, being excluded and obtaining the permanent right to stay, and shows how even subsequent generations are still in the process of arriving.

Goethe Kino - Nasim © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi


Directed by Ole Jacobs and Arne Büttner 

In Europe’s biggest refugee camp, Nasim fights for a self-determined life against her husband's resistance and her own fears. Then her high hopes seem to disappear in the ashes of burned down Moria.

Ökozid © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan

Ecocide (Ökozid)

Directed by Andreas Veiel

The year 2034: The consequences of the climate catastrophe are dramatic and become the subject of legal proceedings. Two lawyers represent 31 countries of the global South that are doomed without the support of the world community. In this judicial drama, Andreas Veiel takes a close look at European climate protection policy over the past two decades.