German Films goes to China for the third time
by German Films
- The festival will kick off in Beijing on 13 November and then go on tour – to Chengdu, Qingdao, and Shenzhen
Over 6000 people came to see German cinema in China last year, during the German Film Festival organised by German Films and the Goethe-Institut. The event will therefore be coming back again this year, for the third time, to this important market, to give the general public, the industry, and the press yet another opportunity to become acquainted with the latest productions from Germany. The festival will kick off in Beijing on 13 November and then go on tour – to Chengdu, Qingdao, and Shenzhen.
The festival will start with a gala event and the screening of Sebastian Schipper's international festival favourite, Victoria [+see also:
interview: Sebastian Schipper
film profile]. The film will also be the opening film in Chengdu, on the 16 November, introduced by its co-author and actor Eike Frederik Schulz.
Actors Antoine Monot Jr. and Joel Basman will also be travelling to China to present, respectively, Baran bo Odar's Who Am I – No System is Safe [+see also:
interview: Baran bo Odar
film profile] and Burhan Qurbani's We Are Young, We Are Strong [+see also:
film profile]. Antoine Monot Jr. will also supervise a workshop in Beijing and Chengdu, while Basman will take part in a discussion at the Goethe-Institut in Beijing. During this debate, titled 'Remember the Future', the participants will tackle the treatment of the past in German cinema.
Besides the fresh German productions on the programme, the publics of Beijing and Chengdu will have the opportunity to see the silent film classic The Last Laugh, by F.W. Murnau, with a musical accompaniment by the Aljoscha Zimmermann Ensemble.