“Lessons of a Dream”

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Berlin & Beyond and Youth 4 German Cinema are showing "Lessons of a Dream", starring Daniel Brühl

Come celebrate Berlin & Beyond's 25th anniversary with us by attending our exclusive Youth 4 German Cinema screening of Lessons of a Dream, which also celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2021. We're particularly excited about the Q&A with director Sebastian Grobler, hosted by former Youth 4 German Cinema jurors from Canada, Mexico, and the US.

May 26th at 5:00 PM (Pacific Time): Drive-In Screening at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco May 27th: 10:00 AM (Pacific Time): Virtual Screening in the US

Both events are free of charge upon registration. Click here to register by May 19. We will send you a registration code and details by May 21 at the latest.
Please register soon as tickets for the virtual and drive-in programs are limited.  

About the Film 

The young teacher Konrad Koch (Daniel Brühl) is hired to teach English at a strictly-run German school for boys in 1874. The reform-minded headmaster von Merfeld (Burghart Klaussner) has hired Koch as one of the very first English teachers of all at a German secondary school in order to let a fresh new wind into his musty institution. Koch sees how badly this is needed in his very first class. Everything that the boys know about England is common prejudices handed down from one generation to the next. In order to stir up some enthusiasm for the foreign language, Oxford graduate Koch resorts to unusual means and introduces his students to a curious sport that comes from Britain: football. Unfortunately, Koch’s unconventional ways soon make him many enemies: influential parents, local dignitaries and, above all, his colleagues, who only believe in Prussian drills and discipline. They all want to get rid of Koch at any price. But then his students take the initiative …

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