Festival of German Cinema in China back for its seventh edition

The seventh edition of the Festival of German Cinema will take place in Beijing from 15 to 24 November, 2019. 16 new German films will be shown, with a strong documentary line-up consisting of four films. Taken overall, this year's program will again be offering the Chinese audiences an exciting selection of current German filmmaking.

The festival will open with SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt at the Broadway Cinematheque MOMA. Wang Jingchung (Silver Bear 2019 for Best Actor), one of China's most popular actors, will be present as the Festival Ambassador. After the opening film, there will be a panel with jury members Sha Dan (film historian, film critic) and Yang Yang (festival curator).

An additional panel is taking place on 16 November with the architect and professor Cao Xiaoxin and German Films' managing director Simone Baumann after the documentary film BAUHAUS SPIRIT. And Q&As will occur on 17 November with the filmmaker and jury member Qiu Sheng after I WAS AT HOME, BUT..., as well as with Zhang Xianmin (lecturer at the Beijing Film Academy; jury member) after HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME.

On 17 November, the Goethe Institut will be organizing a program entitled "Klang sichten". The film music event - with a workshop and concert afterwards by the musicians Ulrike Haage and Christian Meyer - will give the Chinese participants an opportunity to engage intensively with the artists and the music

All of the films at the Festival of German Films in China 2019:

Broadway Cinematheque MOMA:
ALL ABOUT ME by Caroline Link (UFA Fiction, Gesellschaft für Feine Filme, Warner Bros. Entertainment)
BAUHAUS SPIRIT by Niels Bolbrinker, Thomas Tielsch (Filmtank)
HOW ABOUT ADOLF? by Sönke Wortmann (Constantin Film Produktion)
I WAS AT HOME, BUT… by Angela Schanelec (Nachmittagfilm Angela Schanelec)
LYSIS by Rick Ostermann (Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion)
MANY HAPPY RETURNS by Carlos A. Morelli (Weydemann Bros.)
SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt (Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros., Oma Inge Film)
THE INNER LIGHT by Stefan Sick (AMA FILM)

Broadway Cinema APM:
ALL ABOUT ME by Caroline Link (UFA Fiction, Gesellschaft für Feine Filme, Warner Bros. Entertainment)
BAUHAUS SPIRIT by Niels Bolbrinker, Thomas Tielsch (Filmtank)
HOW ABOUT ADOLF? by Sönke Wortmann (Constantin Film Produktion)
I WAS AT HOME, BUT… by Angela Schanelec (Nachmittagfilm Angela Schanelec)
LYSIS by Rick Ostermann (Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion)
MANY HAPPY RETURNS by Carlos A. Morelli (Weydemann Bros.)
SYSTEM CRASHER by Nora Fingscheidt (Kineo Filmproduktion, Weydemann Bros., Oma Inge Film)
THE INNER LIGHT by Stefan Sick (AMA FILM)

Goethe-Institut China:
100 THINGS by Florian David Fitz (Pantaleon Films)
CLEO - IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME by Erik Schmitt (DETAiLFILM)
GUNDERMANN by Andreas Dresen (Pandora Film Produktion, Kineo Filmproduktion)
HANNA'S HOMECOMING by Esther Bialas (Das Kind mit der goldenen Jacke)
HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME by Thomas Heise (Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)

Institut Français de Chine:
100 THINGS by Florian David Fitz (Pantaleon Films)
THE NIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS by Nesrin Samdereli, Yasemin Şamdereli (S2R Film,Fruitmarket Kultur & Medien)

UCCA:
25 KM/H by Markus Goller (Sunnysideup Film)
CLEO - IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME by Erik Schmitt (DETAiLFILM)
HANNA'S HOMECOMING by Esther Bialas (Das Kind mit der goldenen Jacke)
O BEAUTIFUL NIGHT by Xaver Böhm (Komplizen Film)
HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME by Thomas Heise (Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion)

More information about the festival can be found on the Festival website and in the festival brochure here.

The partners of the Festival of German Films in China are the Goethe Institut Bejing, Broadway Cinemas, UCCA and Institut Français de Chine. The festival is supported by the German Embassy in Bejing.

Contact: Fides Schäffer