Bayern meets Bangkok

Bayern meets Bangkok ©Goethe-Institut Thailand

A Film and Television Showcase from Bavaria
November 1-5, 2017
Opening: November 1, 2017 at 19.00 Hrs.
Goethe Saal | Bangkok Screening Room

The Goethe-Institut in cooperation with FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (FFF Bayern) proudly present "Bayern meets Bangkok", a film and television showcase from Bavaria, Germany. A selection of five acclaimed films and one television series will be screened at the Goethe-Institut Thailand and Bangkok Screening Room from November 1 to 5, 2017. The films will be shown with both Thai and English subtitles and admission is free.

The selection could not be more versatile and varied. The underlying connection behind them: they have been produced or co-produced in Bavaria and have been supported by FFF Bayern.

The opening film "Jugend ohne Gott" (Godless Youth) by director Alain Gsponer is a literary adaptation which takes place in the near future and paints a dystopian picture of our society. The film was only just released in Germany this August. Other screenings include the refugee comedy "Willkommen bei den Hartmanns" (Welcome to the Hartmanns), a film which attracted no fewer than three million viewers to the cinema in Germany, "Colonia" by Oscar-winning director Florian Gallenberger who will also give a masterclass during the festival, the animated feature of the beloved German children’s TV character "Die Biene Maja" (Maja the Bee), which will also be screened dubbed in Thai language and the first part of a popular teenage film series "Ostwind" (East Wind). Viewers can also look forward to seeing the complete six-part Bavarian television series "Hindafing", which has been favorably described as "Fargo" or “Breaking Bad in Bavaria” by critics.
During the festival, film enthusiasts in Thailand will not only have the unique chance to catch this diverse selection of films from Bavaria, but also have the opportunity to meet some of the creative minds behind them. The directors, producers and actors will present their films in person and look forward to an exciting exchange with the audience.

The opening ceremony of "Bayern meets Bangkok" takes place on November 1 at 19:00 Hrs. at the Goethe-Institut Thailand with attendance of the managing director of FFF Bayern, Prof. Dr. Klaus Schaefer and Alicia von Rittberg, one of the lead actresses from the opening film "Jugend ohne Gott", as well as Hanna Binke, the lead actress from “Ostwind”, Florian Gallenberger, director of the film “Colonia” and several other filmmakers and television producers from Germany attending the festival.