The Goethe-Institut Libanon, in partnership with Metropolis Art Cinema, is thrilled to invite you to the 8th edition of the German Film Week.
This year’s edition delivers a great lineup of eight recent and internationally acclaimed German films - from thrillers, to science-fiction and documentaries to comedies and a family film for our younger audience. A one week celebration of film, featuring the best of Germany’s cinematic talent. The films are to be screened in different venues in order to appeal to a wider audience.
Other highlights include THE LAST EXECUTION by Franziska Stünkel, the true story of an East German spy who discovers that getting out of the dark world of espionage is a lot harder than he thought and COPILOT by Anne Zohra Berrached with the participation of Lebanese actors and the Lebanese-German cinematographer Christopher Aoun, a feature inspired by the true story of 9/11 terrorist Ziad Jarrah and his girlfriend Aysel Şengün. It is a love story, but it is also an exploration of cultural differences, truth and faith, trust and delusion. Furthermore the German Film Week presents the Middle Eastern premiere of the Lebanese/German coproduction KASH KASH. Lea Najjar’s impressionistic documentary, is a vivid portrait of Lebanon and its chaotic state, where rooftops high above city streets become a hopeful refuge.
We are very excited to welcome this year three guests: film editor Denys Darahan, international awarded film scoring composer Karim Sebastian Elias, and filmmaker Lea Najjar who will accompany the screenings of their films COPILOT, THE LAST EXECUTION and KASH KASH respectively.
Furthermore, experts Denys Darahan and Karim Sebastian Elias will conduct case studies with the participants of Talents Beirut 2022*, held in parallel to German Film Week.
We hope you enjoy our film selection!
*Talents Beirut, a project organized by the Metropolis Association and Goethe-Institut Libanon, will be holding its 8th edition from 22 to 26 September 2022 under the theme of Cinema of the Future. The project aims to support film talents from the Arab world, allowing them to reflect on their own works by connecting with other emerging and confirmed talents, and by discovering new ways to approach the art of filmmaking, whether from technical or theoretical point of views. 21 Arab film editors, cinematographers and sound designers from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Tunisia have been chosen to take part in this year’s edition.