Every other Wednesday, the Goethe-Institut is screening a German movie with English subtitles.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy the show in their auditorium featuring a cinema sized screen. Entrance is free.
Please note that admission will be at 6:30 pm and the movie starts at 7 pm.
Next Wednesday, 21st August 2019: “Halt auf freier Strecke” (“Stopped on Track”)
A middle-aged man is abruptly forced to confront his own mortality in this drama from German filmmaker Andreas Dresen. Frank is a forty-year-old working-class guy who has just moved into a new home with his wife Simone, their teenage daughter Lila, and eight-year-old son Mika. All seems well in Frank’s life until he visits his doctor and receives some highly unexpected news — he’s been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and has no more than a few months to live. Frank is puzzled and isn’t sure how to react to this news, while Simone is emotionally devastated, and they initially choose not to tell the children, leaving Lila and Mika embarrassed and puzzled at their father’s sudden and dramatic mood swings. In time, Frank tells the children his secret, and over the next few months he and his family struggle as cancer takes its toll on his body and his mind.