Streaming Recommendations

We have compiled a fantastic selection of German films and series for you to enjoy that are currently available in the media libraries of the public broadcasters and on various streaming services in Germany.

Suitable for children © Goethe-Institut / Tobias Schrank

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The Goethe-Institut opens a window on the German Language to the world. We offer German language courses and exams in over 90 countries.

  • Highly qualified German teachers and first-class learning materials
  • German courses for all levels
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EUNIC Project
The Routes we Take

This project aims to collect and map out local creatives, organisations and businesses whose practices center around circularity and symbiotic relationships with people and the planet.

The Routes we take - intro © Good Life X

Kafka 2024
Being Kafka

Why does Franz Kafka’s spell remain unbroken a hundred years after his death? Is it his exquisite letters, our affection for dramatic tales, or the sense that our contemporary world has never been more Kafkaesque? The centenary of Franz Kafka's death presents a chance to delve into innovative approaches to understanding the author and his captivating oeuvre.

The Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka celebrates the Kafka anniversary with a variety of events – from a poster exhibition, and film screenings to virtual spheres.

Kafka today © Goethe-Institut

Colomboscope 2024
Way of the Forest

Way of the Forest manifested from 19 to 28 January 2024 across several venues in Colombo. Colomboscope 2024 was shaped with over 40 Sri Lankan and international artists and collectives. Interwoven with interdisciplinary programmes Mushroomings ranging from conversations, excursions, performances, workshops, open air cinema and listening experiences realised with a host of cultural partners. Colomboscope 2024 was curated by Hit Man Gurung, Sheelasha Rajbhandari, Sarker Protick with artistic director Natasha Ginwala. 

Colomboscope 2024 © Goethe-Institut

EUNIC Cluster Fund
Creative Island - From Forest School to Sensory Architectures

Colomboscope together with the Geoffrey Bawa Trust and Kälam supported by EU National Institutes for Culture launch a two part residential workshop initiative. Scheduled to take place in June and September 2023. 

Forest School - square © Colomboscope



Our library is a place for everyone who wants to read and work, be inspired and meet like-minded people. Among other things, we offer various events for people at any German language level as well as for literary translators.

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