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Open Air Kino 2021

The Goethe-Institut Thailand together with the Austrian and Swiss Embassy in Bangkok present the latest highlights of German language cinema. 

Free tickets here

Open Air Kino 2021© Goethe-Institut Thailand

A word from the Director

It has rarely been such a privilege to sit with other people in front of a big screen and immerse oneself in the fascinating world of cinema as it is in these event-poor pandemic times.

Even though the second Covid-19 wave in Thailand led to a slight delay, the Goethe-Institut Thailand is more than happy to finally hold its traditional Open Air Kino as a physical event.

Since the last major international film festival that took place was the Berlinale in February 2020 and most of Germany’s and Europe’s cinemas remaining closed, many of the selected German-language films are celebrating their premiere on the big screen here in Thailand with a live audience.

So over the next few weeks, you as the audience will experience the premieres of many award-winning films that have been showered with accolades, from German and European Film Awards to the Academy Awards.

This year's motto revolves around the theme of "freedom", whether political, personal or social freedom.

Furthermore, our curatorial team has paid special attention to the theme of environment, and so I would like to specifically recommend the short film "THE BEAUTY", winner of the Student Academy Awards, as well as "MANOOD CHUEA-LOKE" (“มนุษย์-เชื้อ-โลก“), one of the winning films from the "Changing Climate, Changing Lives Film Festival 2020" that took place last December in Bangkok.

We are very happy to partner with the Austrian Embassy and the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangkok jointly presenting the latest German-language films, each country represented with a feature film and a short film. 

I would like to thank our partners and wish us all a wonderful time in the gardens of the Goethe-Institut Thailand. With the ongoing risk of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking special precautions and therefore ask you to allow a little more time for the registration process. Thank you very much, we are looking forward to welcoming you!
Maren Niemeyer,
Director Goethe-Institut Thailand

Film program

The beauty © Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

February 2, 2021 at 19:00 Hrs.
The beauty

Switzerland, color, 4 min., 2019
Director: Pascal Schelbli
Genre: Short film, Animation

Kopierwerk © Sixpack Film

February 2, 2021 at 19:05 Hrs.

Austria, b/w, 7 min., 2020
Director: Stefanie Weberhofer
Genre: Short film, Experimental

Coup © Salto Film

February 2, 2021 at 19:15 Hrs.

Germany, color, 78 min., 2015-2019
Director: Sven O. Hill
Main Cast: Daniel Michel, Tomasz Robak, Paula Kalenberg, Rocko Schamoni
Genre: Drama / Comedy

Paris - No Day Without You © Goethe-Institut

Februar 9, 2021 at 19:00 Hrs.
Paris - No Day Without You

Germany, color, 107 min., 2017 - 2020
Director: Ulrike Schaz
Genre: Documentary

Curveball © Sten Mende

Febuary 16, 2021 at 19:00 Hrs.
Curveball - Wir machen die Wahrheit

Germany, color, 108 min., 2019/2020
Director: Johannes Naber
Main Cast: Sebastian Blomberg, Dar Salim, Virginia Kull, Michael Wittenborn
Genre: Drama, Political Satire

Why not you © True Colours

February 23, 2021 at 19:00 Hrs.
Why not you

Austria/Belgium, color, 90 min., 2020
Director: Evi Romen
Main Cast: Thomas Prenn,  Noah Saavedra, Josef Mohamed, Elisabeth Kanettis
Genre: Drama

Cleo- If I could turn back time © DETAiLFILM _ Janine Marold

March 2, 2021 at 19:00 Hrs.
Cleo- If I could turn back time

Germany, color, 101 min., 2017 - 2019
Director: Erik Schmitt
Main Cast: Marleen Lohse, Jeremy Mockridge, Max Mauff, Heiko Pinkowski, Andrea Sawatzki
Genre: Drama, Comedy

My little sister © The Picture Tree International

March 9, 2021 at 19:00 Hrs.
My little sister

Switzerland, color, 99 min., 2019/2020
Directors: Stephanie Chuat, Veronique Reymond
Main Cast: Nina Hoss, Lars Eidinger, Marthe Keller, Jens Albinus
Genre: Drama

Walchensee forever © Flare Film

March 16, 2021 at 19:00 Hrs.
Walchensee forever

Germany, color-b/w, 111 min., 2019/2020
Director: Janna Ji Wonders
Genre: Documentary

The trouble with being born © Goethe-Institut

March 23, 2021 at 19:00 Hrs.
The trouble with being born

Austria/Germany, color, 94 min., 2020
Director: Sandra Wollner
Main Cast: Lena Watson, Dominik Warta, Ingrid Burkhard, Jana McKinnon
Genre: Fiction-Drama

Enfantterrible © Goethe-Institut

March 30, 2021 at 19:00 Hrs.
Enfant Terrible

Germany, color, 134 min., 2019/2020
Director: Oskar Roehler
Main Cast: Oliver Masucci, Hary Prinz, Katja Riemann, Frida-Lovisa Hamann, Eva Mattes
Genre: Biopic

มนุษย์-เชื้อ-โลก © 2020 Seree Lachonnabot

April 5, 2021 at 19:00 Hrs.
Manood – Chuea – Loke

Thailand, color, 5 min. and 10 sec., 2020
Director: Seree Lachonnabot
Main Cast: Saowitree Boontana, Tanakit Niy
Genre: Drama

Free Country © Telepool

April 5, 2021 at 19:10 Hrs.
Free Country

Germany, color, 89 min., 2018/2019
Director: Christian Alvart
Main Cast: Felix Kramer, Trystan Pütter, Nora Waldstätten, Ben Hartmann
Genre: Thriller