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German Film Week 2019

Welcome to the 6th edition of the German Film week in Beirut!

The event is presented by Goethe-Institut Libanon and Metropolis Cinema.

We’re excited to bring new and award-winning films from Germany to Lebanon. Featuring art-house productions, comedies, thrillers, dramas and documentaries, our line-up showcases the multi-layered dynamism of contemporary life and current issues in Germany and, indeed, of the world-at-large. It’s a selection that reflect the wide spectrum of filmmaking in Germany.

The film week will open with Andreas Dresen’s biopic “Gundermann”, big winner at this year’s German Film Awards who toke home six “Lola” awards. “Gundermann” film editor Jörg Hauschild and scriptwriter Laila Stieler will be present at the screening. We are also proud to present Germany’s official 2020 Oscar entry, the film “System Crasher” by Nora Fingscheidt.

In the retrospective section we’re presenting four films by one of Germany’s most important and internationally successful German directors. Until now Volker Schlöndorff is the only German film director to have won both, an Oscar and a Palme d'Or. We are honored to welcome Mr. Schlöndorff as our guest at this year’s German Film Week edition. He will present two of his award-winning movies, “Diplomacy” and “Young Törless”.

The 6th German Film Week in Beirut is jointly organized by the Goethe-Institut Libanon and the Metropolis Association

All program and film details are available on the official website goethe.de/beirut/gfw





SCHEDULE

Thursday 19 September 2019 at Metropolis Empire Sofil

8PM – Gundermann directed by Andreas Dresen (2h08)

in the presence of the scriptwriter Laila Stieler and the editor Jörg Hauschild



Friday 20 September 2019 at Metropolis Empire Sofil

8PM – Roads directed by Sebastian Schipper (1h39)



Saturday 21 September 2019 at Metropolis Empire Sofil

8PM – Diplomatie directed by Volker Schlöndorff (1h28)

in the presence of the director Volker Schlöndorff



10PM – Fritz Lang directed by Gordian Maugg (1h44)



Sunday 22 September 2019 at Metropolis Empire Sofil

8PM – Young Törless (Der junge Törless) directed by Volker Schlöndorff (1h30)

in the presence of the director Volker Schlöndorff



Monday 23 September 2019 at Metropolis Empire Sofil

8PM – Fly Rocket Fly directed by Oliver Schwehm (1h31)



Tuesday 24 September 2019 at Metropolis Empire Sofil

8PM – Death of a Salesman directed by Volker Schlöndorff (2h16)



Wednesday 25 September 2019 at Metropolis Empire Sofil

8PM – Only God Can Judge Me (Nur Gott kann mich richten) directed by Özgür Yildirim (1h40)



Thursday 26 September 2019 at Metropolis Empire Sofil

8PM – Baal directed by Volker Schlöndorff (1h28)



Friday 27 September 2019 at Metropolis Empire Sofil

8PM – Styx directed by Wolfgang Fischer (1h34)



Saturday 28 September 2019 at Metropolis Empire Sofil

8PM – Oray directed by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay (1h40)



Sunday 29 September 2019 at Metropolis Empire Sofil

8PM – System Crasher (Systemsprenger) directed by Nora Fingscheidt (1h58)



Tuesday 1st October 2019 at Sursock Museum Esplanade

FUNDRAISING CINÉ-CONCERT FOR THE METROPOLIS ASSOCIATION

7:30PM – Variety (Varieté) directed by Ewald André Dupont (1h35)

Original music composed and performed by Sharif Sehnaoui, Tony Elieh, Malek Rizkallah, Youmna Saba and Mme Chandelier



*All films are in original language with English subtitles except

Diplomatie (in French and German, with Arabic and English subtitles)

Variety (silent film, German intertitles with English subtitles)



Ticket price for the screenings at Metropolis Empire Sofil: 8,000 LBP

Festival pass (excluding ciné-concert): 56,000 LBP

Tickets for the fundraising ciné-concert available via ihjoz or at Metropolis offices (01328300)

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