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About the Festival

The German Film Week is a showcase of the latest and the hottest to come out of the German cinema market in the past two years. Now on its third edition, the festival features a roster of 10 full-length feature films that offer movie buffs a chance to delve into the rich variety of German cinema. A curated selection of 5 out of the original 10-film line-up will be screened in the cities of Baguio, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro after the first week in Manila. 
 

Message from the Director

Dear friends, film buffs, and cineastes, 
 
We are happy to announce that the German Film Week will enter its next round this 2018! The Goethe-Institut Philippinen and our partners, SM Cinemas, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), St. Louis University, University of San Carlos and Liceo de Cagayan University are happy to present the third edition of the German Film Week in the Philippines. 
 
Firstly, I would like to thank our partners, the FDCP for their magnanimous support and help, and SM Cinemas and our university partners for providing great venues to host our event. 
 
This year’s program features ten new movies of contemporary German cinema that reach from classic themes of love, friendship and family, to important contemporary themes in Europe, such as the refugee crisis. The movie selection this year offers movies for young and old, for romantics and action fans, and for dreamers and realists. It combines easy-to-watch movies with movies that will make you think - giving the audience an insight into German art and culture.  
 
The festival opens this year with the film Only God Can Judge Me (“Nur Gott kann mich richten”, 2017), which is an enthusiastically lurid drama from director Özgür Yildirim and which stars the famous German actor Moritz Bleibtreu. Only God Can Judge Me shows that German cinema can keep up with mainstream action movies made in Hollywood.  
 
We hope you’ll enjoy the German Film Week and we hope that it’ll spark curiosity and interest in German culture amongst the Filipino audience. 
 
See you at the box office! 
 
 
Dr. Ulrich Nowak 
Director 



 

Previous Editions

Want to know what films we've shown in the previous editions of the German Film Week in the Philippines? 
Click below to find out more:
 

1st German Film Week (Sept 21 to 27, 2016)
 
2nd German Film Week (Sep 27 to Oct 5, 2017)

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