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Wunderbar. A celebration of German film© Kanopy

Celebrating German Film

​From “Beloved Sisters” to “A Coffee in Berlin” and “Young Goethe in Love”, from “The Blue Angel” to “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”–We are celebrating German-American friendship with our partner Kanopy by bringing 48 German films to your screens. Under “Critically Viewed”, German and American film journalists will introduce you to their favorite films. Goethe-Instituts and Goethe Pop Ups in the US are also taking part in the celebration by showing films, organizing film festivals, and inviting German filmmakers to speak.

 Title and year  Director
Axolotl Overkill (2017) Helene Hegemann
BEUYS (2017) Andreas Veiel
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016) Maria Schrader
The Story of German Beer (2016) Jens Niehuss
Victoria (2015) Sebastian Schipper
Beloved Sisters (2014) Dominik Graf
Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery (2014) Arne Birkenstock
Farewell Herr Schwarz (2014) Yael Reuveny
Forbidden Films (2014) Felix Moeller
The Chambermaid (2014) Ingo Haeb
A Coffee in Berlin (2012) Jan-Ole Gerster
Barbara (2012) Christian Petzold
Hannah Arendt (2012) Margarethe von Trotta
More than honey (2012) Markus Imhoof
Sound of Heimat – Deutschland singt (2012) Arne Birkenstock, Jan Tengeler
Of Dogs and Horses (2012) Thomas Stuber
Remembrance (2012) Anna Justice
Insurance Man (2011) Klaus Stern
Gerhard Richter Painting (2011) Corinna Beltz
Monika (2011) Christian Werner
Days to Come (2010) Lars Kraume
The Robber (2010) Benjamin Heisenberg
3 (2010) Tom Tykwer
Silence (2010) Baran bo Odar
Young Goethe in Love (2010) Phillipp Stölzl
How to Make a Book with Steidl (2010) Gereon Wetzel, Jörg Adolph
Plastic Planet (2009) Werner Boote
North Face (2008) Phillip Stölzl
Cloud 9 (2008) Andreas Dresen
Cherry Blossoms (2008) Doris Dörrie
I am Guilty (2005) Christoph Hochhäusler
Go for Zucker! (2004) Dani Levy
The Forest for the Trees (2003) Maren Ade
Nowhere in Africa (2001) Caroline Link
The Architects (1990) Peter Kahane
Coming Out (1989) Heiner Carow
Marlene (1984) Maximillian Schell
Kamikaze 89 (1982) Wolf Gremm
Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren (1977) Egon Schlegel
Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972) Werner Herzog
Goya (1971) Konrad Wolf
Trace of Stones (1966) Frank Beyer
First Spaceship on Venus (1960) Kurt Maetzig
The Blue Angel (1930) Josef von Sternberg
Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang
Faust (1926) FW Murnau
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) FW Murnau
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) Robert Wiene
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Critically viewed

San Francisco — Filmfestival
Berlin and Beyond

Now in its 24th season, the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival is one of the leading festivals of European cinema in the U.S. and the world.

Washington — Filmfestival
Film | Neu

This year’s films explore challenges that come with the passage of time, navigating identity and personal relationships in an increasingly globalized world, and transformation - in almost every sense of the word.

Across the U.S. — Filmfestival
And the winners are...

For the first time, the German Film Academy and the Goethe-Institut are joining together to exhibit award-winning German Films around the world. 

Boston – Film Retrospective
Mapping Gray Zones

The fifties in West Germany are not a lost decade, as popular liberal mythology likes to have it—a silent one, maybe, but not a lost one. 

Film Archive

The archive`s collection contains a comprehensive survey of German film history, from expressionist films to the most recent features of contemporary German cinema.

Chicago – Short Films for Children

Friendly monsters, extraterrestrial potatoes, and rats and frogs in love: these short films for children ages six to eleven are imaginative and original.

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