Dangerous times call for poignant cinema: A selection of German Film
Why We Recommend it
This programme presents monthly screenings of German films centred around themes of war, disaster, anarchy, politics, and more.
Presented by the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, this programme will screen an acclaimed German film each month in either the Hong Kong Film Archive or Hong Kong Science Museum Lecture Hall. All films are selected according to the theme of ‘dangerous times’.
The films screened include Farewell to Europe (Germany/France/Austria, 2016) which follows the life of the Austrian-Jewish writer Stefan Zweig, one of the most translated German-speaking writers of his era, during his exile from 1936 to 1942; Greetings from Fukushima (Germany, 2016), a film shot right in the heart of Fukushima’s Exclusion Zone only months after the catastrophe, telling the story of a young German woman Marie, who escapes to Fukushima to change her life; and Who Am I: No System Is Safe (Germany, 2014), which tells the story of Benjamin, an outsider who is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world’s stage.