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Cleo, German Film Festival New Zealand: a young woman jumps in front of houses© Detailfilm, Johannes Louis

German Film Festival 2020

Ten movies, three countries – from the 22nd of September to the 30th of November, film lovers can see the newest movies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

In cooperation with the embassies of these three nations, the Goethe-Institut, which is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, will present a selection of German-language films in cinemas and online.

Special times require new formats, and the Goethe-Institut is trialling a hybrid version this year. There will be one off screenings if and where possible throughout the next few months as well as an online festival from Friday 20th to Monday 30th November.

The festival opened on the 22nd of September at 6pm in Wellington’s Embassy Theatre with the movie CLEO by Erik Schmitt.

Programme and screening announcements will be regularly updated on this website.