17.-26. November
KinoFest 2023

Kinofest 2023 ©Goethe-Institut / Anschlaege.de

KinoFest is the Goethe-Institut's annual festival in Southeast Asia for contemporary German cinema. For the first time, the Goethe-Institut New Zealand is part of the festival and will screen a curated program from the 17th to 26th of November in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth. 

Curated by Berlin-based film expert Gugi Gumilang, the 2023 Kinofest program features films by and about filmmakers and actors from marginalized communities in Germany. These films explore themes of migration, connection, and interconnection, offering a nuanced and multifaceted view of German society.

Read more about the curatorial approach and film selection of our curator Gugi Gumilang below.

Film program

18.11. - 4pm
Sisi und ich

Irma verliebt sich Hals über Kopf in die mitreissend charismatische Sisi und ihre modernen Ideen. Gemeinsam reisen sie, wohin sie die Laune trägt. Und alles könnte ewig so weiter gehen, wäre Sisi nicht Kaiserin. Die Welt greift nach ihr, um sie zu brechen.



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