Exhibition Light and Shadow

Licht und Schaten © Somprathana Wapinanon

September 9 - November 6, 2017

Goethe-Institut Thailand

Exhibition about films of the Weimar Republic

During the 4th Silent Film Festival in Thailand, the exhibition “Light and Shadow” has been displayed by the Goethe-Institut Thailand at Scala Theater. For those who missed it, here comes another chance: from September 9 until November 6, the exhibition “Light and Shadow” will be on display again at the Goethe-Institut Thailand. During the whole period of the exhibition, there will also be a corner in our library with films which are being shown in the exhibition.

The exhibition "Light and Shadow: Films of the Weimar Republic" is a photographic journey situated within an especially creative phase of German film history. The aftershock of World War I, the fragility of the young democracy, the absurdly rapid tempo of the new era, the harsh realities of daily life, but also the negative utopia of an uncertain future – all such aspects were conveyed artistically in German feature films prior to  1933 and were thereafter passed on to subsequent generations. 

The exhibition "Light and Shadow" is not only dedicated to the most important films of the Weimar Republic. It is also an homage to the art of film photography. On display at the exhibition are 44 photo reproductions from the archives of the German Film Archives.