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26TH German Film Festival x KinoFest 2023 | 19 October- 04 November | Singapore© Constantin Film Verleih

German Film Festival x KinoFest 2023

Goethe-Institut Singapore is proud to present the 26th anniversary of one of the longest-running foreign film festivals in Singapore, the German Film Festival. This year, for the first time, we present a selection of films in collaboration with KinoFest, the new regional film festival initiated by Goethe-Institut, and our longtime partner, The Projector.

This year’s films are a tapestry of stories that weave together not merely a rich telling of contemporary German cinema, but glimpses into complex identities and realities that find themselves caught amid ever-changing multicultural landscapes.


The 26th German Film Festival x KinoFest is co-presented by The Projector to bring you our films live on screen.

The Projector | 6001 Beach Road | #05-00 Golden Mile Tower | Singapore 199589
MRT: Nicoll Highway


Find out more about the screening times and ratings for each movie in the overview below. 

Movie Selection

Sun and Concrete © Constantin Film Verleih

Sun and Concrete

Between rap, drugs, and the boredom of a boiling summer, four friends embark on an intoxicating adventure. Based on Lobrecht’s autobiographical novel, the film is a love letter to Berlin’s Neukölln, written in social realities, slang, and urban poetry.

We Might As Well Be Dead © HEARTWAKE films

We Might As Well Be Dead

A gated community near the forest is famous for its stringent screening process. But when a dog disappears, security officer Anna faces an absurd battle against an invisible threat, one that spreads amongst the residents to dismantle this utopia with a view.

Seven Winters In Tehran © Made in Germany

Seven Winters In Tehran

Iran, 2007: 19-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari is arrested and hanged for murder, having stabbed a rapist in self-defense. The film retraces the fate of woman who becomes a symbol of resistance and women’s rights beyond the borders of Iran.

Dancing Pina © polyphem Filmproduktion

Dancing Pina

Dancing Pina celebrates the life and art of legendary dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch. Through diverse stories, bodies, and geographies of these dancers, the work and poignance of an inimitable and revolutionary artist are brought back to life.

Sisi & I © DCM Bernd Spauke

Sisi & I

After a sadistic hiring process, Empress Elisabeth takes Countess Irma as her new lady-in-waiting. This wild reinterpretation of the ‘Sisi’ myth is a world with women at its centre—their complex relationships, and the powers to which they are inevitably subject.

Toubab © Max Preiss


After his release from prison, Babtou is looking forward to a fresh start, but unwittingly finds himself facing deportation. Navigating the issues of immigrant realities in Germany, he and his best friend hatch a madcap plan for him to stay.

Elaha © Christopher Behrmann Kinescope Film 2023


Elaha believes she must restore her virginity before she marries, only she cannot afford surgery. Torn between different cultures, love for her family, and her own beliefs, she struggles against the expectations of being a perfect daughter and woman.

The Amazing Maurice © Ulysses Films & Cantilever Media

The Amazing Maurice

Maurice is a streetwise ginger cat who comes up with a money-making scam by befriending a group of self-taught talking rats. When the gang meets a bookworm called Malicia, their little con soon goes down the drain.

The screening will be held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Eco-Lake Lawn. To register for the free event, please visit here.

Co-Presenter & Venue Partner