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22ND German Film Festival 2018 | 25 October- 11 November | Singapore© Studiocanal

25.10.-11.11.2018
German Film Festival 2018

The German Film Festival in Singapore has come a long way since the first film week in 1978 organised by the Goethe-Institut Singapore. In the Festival’s 22nd edition, a selection of the latest films from Germany and Europe will be screened over three weeks. Not only does the Festival showcase the diversity of contemporary German cinema in terms of artistic languages and styles, it also tackles a wide range of issues and themes.
 

More about the 22nd German Film Festival
22ND German Film Festival 2018
Goethe-Institut Singapore

Feature Films

3 Tage in Quiberon | 3 Days in Quiberon Photo: © Beta Cinema

3 Tage in Quiberon
3 Days in Quiberon

Hilde Fritsch (Birgit Minichmayr) arrives to visit her old friend – world-famous star Romy Schneider (Marie Bäumer) – who has retreated to a spa hotel to escape the daily pressures of her life.

Die defekte Katze | A dysfunctional cat Photo (detail): © Media Luna New Films

Die defekte Katze
A dysfunctional cat

Mina ’s family has introduced her to few potential husbands in Iran. She has rejected them all until she meets Kian, a surgeon who has travelled from Germany in search of a wife. It’s not love at first sight.

 Wer hat eigentlich die Liebe erfunden? | Cloud Whispers Photo (detail): © The Yellow Affair

Wer hat eigentlich die Liebe erfunden?
Cloud Whispers­

Tells the tragicomic story of 60-year old Charlotte, who leaves her old life behind at a motorway pull-in in order to go on a roadtrip with her grand­daughter Jo and her dead cat.

 1.000 Arten Regen zu beschreiben | Different kinds of rain Photo (detail): © Media Luna New Films

1.000 Arten Regen zu beschreiben
Different kinds of rain

Mike has locked himself in for weeks. He is not sick. He hasconsciously decided not to take part in the life outside anymore. And his parents or sister cannot do anything about it. 

 In den Gängen | In the Aisles Photo (detail): Beta Cinema

In den Gängen
In The Aisles

Introverted Christian discovers love, friendship and a whole new and mysterious world between the aisles of a wholesale market where he has started working.

 Aus dem Nichts | In the Fade Photo (detail): Match Factory

Aus dem Nichts
In the Fade

Out of nowhere, Katja's life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. There’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

 Lomo – The language of many others Photo (detail): © Flare Film

The language of many others
Lomo

Our parents always told us that we were special. They were lying. Karl is about to take his high school diploma, his future lies ahead of him. His father is an architect, his mother a former singer.

Es war einmal Indianerland | Once Upon A Time - Indianerland Photo (detail): © Morefilms

Es war einmal Indianerland
Indianerland

It's the end of the summer holidays in a drab neighborhood of Hamburg. Young boxing talent Mauser has only one goal in mind: the boxing competition that could change his future.

Sommerhäuser | The Garden Photo (detail): © Beta Cinema

Sommerhäuser
The Garden

1976, the height of summer. A heat wave. Everybody is sweating. The wasps are even more aggressive than usual. As they always do, a German family is spending the warm sultry “dog days” in their communal garden.

 Das schweigende Klassenzimmer | The Silent Revolution Photo (detail): © Studiocanal GmbH

Das schweigende Klassenzimmer
The Silent Revolution

From the director of the award winning THE PEOPLE VS FRITZBAUER, comes the incredible and inspiring true story of a group of ordinary students who saw their lives changed forever by a harmless humane act.

 Draussen in meinem Kopf | World beyond my Mind Photo (detail): © Juna Film

Draussen in meinem Kopf
World beyond my mind

Christoph begins his voluntary year of social service in a nursing home and becomes the personal nurse of the terminally ill 28-year-old Sven. After initial problems, the two young men become friends. 


Family films

Die Häschenschule: Jagd nach dem goldenen Ei | Rabbit School: Guardians of the golden Egg Photo (detail): © Sola Media

Häschenschule: Jagd nach dem goldenen Ei
Rabbit School

Max, an urban rabbit boy, gets trapped in an old-fashioned Easter rabbit school that is surrounded by a clever fox family scheming to take over Easter. With the help of cute rabbit girl Emmy, Max not only learns the secret magic of Easter bunnies.

 Timm Thaler oder Das verkaufte Lachen | The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy who sold his Laughter Photo (detail): © Beta Cinema

Timm Thaler oder Das verkaufte Lachen
Timm Thaler

Timm Thaler is poor, but he laughs a lot, and often. His laughter is so charming and contagious that the diabolical Baron Lefuet wants, at all costs, to have it for himself. And so the world's richest man makes the boy a dubious offer.

 Die kleine Hexe | The little Witch Photo (detail): © Studiocanal

Die kleine Hexe
The little Witch

The little witch is only 127 years old – too young for the annual assembly of witches. If the she is not yet old enough to be a real witch she wants to become a real good one. This decision causes trouble inside her magic world.


Documentaries

Zentralflughafen THF | Central Airport THF Photo (detail): © Luxbox

Zentralflughafen THF
Central Airport THF

Berlin's historic defunct Tempelhof Airport remains a place of arrivals and departures. Today its massive hangars are used as Germany's largest emer­gen­cy shelter for a sylum seekers, like 18-year-old Syrian refugee Ibrahim.

 Familienleben | Family Life Photo (detail): © Wendländische Filmkooperative

Familienleben
Family Life

Biggi and Alfred used to be a couple, but life’s tough if you don’t have gain­ful employment and so they are still living together on a run-down farm in Saxony-Anhalt. They have big dreams of a Western town or a stud farm.

The Cleaners – Im Schatten der Netzwelt | The Cleaners Photo (detail): © Cinephil

The Cleaners – Im Schatten der Netzwelt
The Cleaners

Enter a hidden third world shadow industry of digital cleaning, where the Internet rids itself of what it doesn't like: violence, pornography and political content. Here we meet five “digital scavengers”.


Screening Venues

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SINGAPOUR

1 Sarkies Rd Singapore 258130

GOLDEN VILLAGE

Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road #07-01 Plaza Singapura
Singapore 238839

NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium (basement)
1 St Andrew's Rd Singapore 178957
 

SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS

Eco Lake Lawn (5 min walk from Botanic Gardens MRT)
1 Cluny Road Singapore 259569

THE PROJECTOR

6001 Beach Road #05-00 Golden Mile Tower
Singapore 199589


Ticketing Details

For films at Golden Village cinemas, visit
www.gv.com.sg
For films at The Projector, visit
www.theprojector.sg
Tickets from SGD9.50 onwards.
For films at Alliance Française de Singapour, visit
www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg
Visit www.peatix.com for film at the National Gallery Singapore
www.peatix.com
Admission is free for film at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

Concessions apply for Senior Citizens, Students, NSF and Goethe-Institut members (only for tickets purchased at the cinema box office with valid proof of membership).

 


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