Films

GOOD BYE, LENIN! THE BERLIN WALL IN GERMAN CINEMA

Goethe-Institut Irland

02/10/2019 at 6:30pm

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To commemorate the occasion the Goethe-Institut Irland presents a short series of films about the Wall and its demise.

 

Kicking off the series is Wolfgang Becker’s 2003 multi-award winning comedy classic Good Bye, Lenin! The film tells the story of a young man who tries to move mountains and create miracles to restore his mother to health – and keep her in the belief that Lenin really did win after all! The screening will be followed by a discussion with German Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Mrs Deike Potzel.

 

The second film of the series The Wall/Die Mauer is a poetic and enigmatic documentary by painter and filmmaker Jürgen Böttcher, who relies on sight and sound to contemplate the Berlin Wall’s historic and symbolic significance.

 

The third film November Days – Voices and Choices mingles a kaleidoscope of entertainment images and news footage, shot from the streets, clubs and restaurants in Berlin one year after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

 

Admission is free, but booking via Eventbrite is essential.

Booking required.