KINO/18: Award-Winning German-language Cinema, Masterclasses and More

Why We Recommend it

Ten award-winning contemporary German and Swiss films will be screened at KINO, an annual film festival presented by the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong.


The 10th edition of KINO opens with The Silent Revolution (Germany, 2018), which is based on the true story of a group of students who decide to show their solidarity with the victims of the 1956 Hungarian uprising by staging a minute’s silence during lessons, an act of rebellion that has far-reaching consequences for each and every student.

A diverse selection of movies, showcasing the best of contemporary German-language cinema, will be screened in three cinemas across Hong Kong, including the road-movie 303 (Germany, 2018), intimate romance drama Whatever Happens (Germany, 2017) and Blue My Mind (Switzerland, 2017), a coming-of-age drama/fantasy film.

In addition to movie screenings, the festival plays host to a masterclass for documentary filmmakers, a workshop, talk on on the special aesthetics of the “Berlin School”,  and an after-screening talk.


When: 11 Oct 2018 - 22 Oct 2018 Where: Various