3RD FESTIVAL OF GERMAN CINEMA IN CHINA

CHINA, 2015

Sebastian Schipper’s VICTORIA has not only been honoured with 6 German film awards, the film - which was filmed in one take and is being celebrated by cineastes - is enjoying impressive world-wide successes at international festivals from Istanbul, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Jerusalem. Burhan Qurbani’s WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG (WIR SIND JUNG. WIR SIND STARK) depicts a violent detail of German history in the aftermath of reunification. The treatment and fear of refugees and migrants are societal themes that have lost none of their currency today. Also based on actual events, Marc Brummund’s SANCTUARY (FREISTATT) tells the story of a young man subjected to the capriciousness and violence of the management of a charity-run home.

This year, actual events provide the basis for a number of films. 13 MINUTES (ELSER) narrates a failed assassination attempt on Hitler, PHOENIX depicts the lives of a married couple torn apart by the war and who were unable to find each other once again. Former German “shooting star” Alexander Fehling performs brilliantly in Giulio Ricciarelli’s debut film LABYRINTH OF LIES (IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS), which represented Germany at the Oscars and tells the story of a young prosecutor who courageously tackles the exposure of abuses and involvements of co-perpetrators in the post-war era.

We arrive in contemporary Germany with THE LIES OF THE VICTORS (DIE LÜGEN DER SIEGER), TOUR DE FORCE (HIN UND WEG) and WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE. An exciting thriller about a journalist, a moving tale about a friendship and a fast-paced cyber-thriller demonstrate that German filmmakers can tell a very wide variety of stories.

We are delighted to invite you, not only to get to know the wide spectrum of film production from Germany, but also to discover some of the creators and faces of current German film. The accompanying programme offers encounters and discussions. Please lean back, relax and let yourself be carried away into the world of film! 

GREETINGS FROM THE GERMAN AMBASSADOR TO CHINA MICHAEL CLAUSS

In 2015 we have paid special attention to two events of German and international history: the end of World War II seventy years ago and the German reunification twenty-five years ago. There is a clear link between these two events. The generous offer of reconciliation by our former enemies and victims as well as Germany’s acceptance of historical truth and the re-building of trust have made Germany’s reunification possible.
 
The 3rd Festival of German Cinema, presented by the Goethe-Institut and German Films, in cooperation with their partners, brings a selection of films to China which combines a look backwards into our history with insights into German society today. The diversity and vitality it shows is the result of an active film scene in Germany which creatively turns towards international competition and cooperation. In Germany, the artistic ideal of freedom filmmakers have is actively promoted - also by the Federal Government. This is another lesson we have learnt from our history.
 
This festival forms an important part of our efforts to make German culture better known in China. At the same time, it encourages exchange between our societies as the basis of understanding, trust and a sustainable partnership between our countries. Thus, I am grateful to the Goethe-Institut, German Films and their partners, who have made the 3rd Festival of German Cinema possible. I welcome our audiences in Beijing, Chengdu, Qingdao and Shenzhen, and I invite you all to watch and discuss the films screened at the festival.

Michael Clauss, the German Ambassador to China

PROGRAMS
  • 13 November
  • 14 November
  • 15 November
  • 16 November
  • 17 November
  • 18 November
  • 19 November
  • 20 November
  • 21 November
  • 22 November
Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event
18:00 Opening Ceremony - Beijing
Audi City (Oriental plaza)
14:00 WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
10:00 Silent Film THE LAST LAUGH with Live Music by the Aljoscha Zimmermann Ensemble
China Film Archive
19:00 THE CUT
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
19:00 VICTORIA
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
19:00 WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
19:00 WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
19:00 ABOUT A GIRL
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
14:00 TOUR DE FORCE
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
14:00 13 MINUTES
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
19:30 VICTORIA
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
14:00 TOUR DE FORCE
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
13:00 Performing Workshop with Antoine Monot Jr.
Beijing Film Academy
19:30 ABOUT A GIRL
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
19:30 SANCTUARY
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
19:30 PHOENIX
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
19:30 THE LIES OF THE VICTORS
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
19:30 THE CUT
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
14:00 TO LIFE!
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
19:30 VICTORIA
Broadway Cinemas (Oriental Plaza)
15:55 WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG Q&A
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
14:00 TO LIFE!
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
16:00 THE LIES OF THE VICTORS
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
21:50 VICTORIA Q&A
Broadway Cinemas (Oriental Plaza)
16:00 Special Screening: AS WE WERE DREAMING
Goethe-Institut China
14:00 Special Screening: AGE OF CANNIBALS
Goethe-Institut China
16:00 LABYRINTH OF LIES
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
16:00 SANCTUARY
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
14:00 PHOENIX
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
20:50 SANCTUARY
Broadway Cinemas (Oriental Plaza)
16:40 WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
16:00 13 MINUTES
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
18:00 Discussion: Remember the Future - A Dialogue with Joel Basman
Goethe-Institut China
16:10 LABYRINTH OF LIES
Palace Cinema (CWTC)
18:25 WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE Q&A
Broadway Cinematheque (Modern Moma)
21:00 Special Screening: B-MOVIE: LUST & SOUND IN WEST BERLIN 1979-1989
Goethe-Institut China
  • 16 November
  • 17 November
  • 18 November
  • 19 November
  • 20 November
  • 21 November
  • 22 November
  • 23 November
  • 24 November
  • 25 November
Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event
15:30 Opening Ceremony - Chengdu
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
16:30 Silent Film THE LAST LAUGH with Live Music by the Aljoscha Zimmermann Ensemble
Sichuan Film & Television University, Anren Campus, Theatre
10:00 Performing Workshop with Antoine Monot Jr.
Sichuan Film And Television University Jinniu Campus
19:00 TO LIFE!
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
19:00 WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
15:00 SANCTUARY
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
14:00 VICTORIA
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
19:00 WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
19:00 PHOENIX
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
19:00 TOUR DE FORCE
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
15:30 VICTORIA
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
19:00 13 MINUTES
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
19:00 LABYRINTH OF LIES
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
20:50 THE CUT
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
21:20 TOUR DE FORCE
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
17:00 WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
16:35 TO LIFE!
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
21:05 ABOUT A GIRL
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
20:55 THE CUT
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
20:50 SANCTUARY
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
17:50 VICTORIA Q&A
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
21:05 ABOUT A GIRL
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
21:15 PHOENIX
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
19:10 13 MINUTES
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
18:25 LABYRINTH OF LIES
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
18:30 WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
20:15 WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE Q&A
Stellar International Cineplex (Global Mall)
  • 17 November
  • 18 November
  • 19 November
  • 20 November
  • 21 November
  • 22 November
  • 23 November
  • 24 November
  • 25 November
  • 26 November
  • 27 November
  • 28 November
Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event
18:00 Opening Ceremony - Qingdao
Qingdao Broadway
19:00 WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE
Qingdao Broadway
19:00 LABYRINTH OF LIES
Qingdao Broadway
19:00 THE CUT
Qingdao Broadway
14:00 ABOUT A GIRL
Qingdao Broadway
14:00 13 MINUTES
Qingdao Broadway
19:00 WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG
Qingdao Broadway
19:00 PHOENIX
Qingdao Broadway
19:00 SANCTUARY
Qingdao Broadway
19:00 TOUR DE FORCE
Qingdao Broadway
19:00 TO LIFE!
Qingdao Broadway
14:00 THE LIES OF THE VICTORS
Qingdao Broadway
19:00 WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG
Qingdao Broadway
21:10 PHOENIX
Qingdao Broadway
21:30 SANCTUARY
Qingdao Broadway
21:40 TOUR DE FORCE
Qingdao Broadway
16:10 TO LIFE!
Qingdao Broadway
16:10 THE LIES OF THE VICTORS
Qingdao Broadway
21:20 WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE
Qingdao Broadway
21:00 LABYRINTH OF LIES
Qingdao Broadway
21:10 THE CUT
Qingdao Broadway
21:00 ABOUT A GIRL
Qingdao Broadway
21:00 13 MINUTES
Qingdao Broadway
21:00 WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG Q&A
Qingdao Broadway
  • 19 November
  • 20 November
  • 21 November
  • 22 November
  • 23 November
  • 24 November
Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event Time Event
18:00 Opening Ceremony - Shenzhen
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
19:00 WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
19:00 VICTORIA
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
19:00 LABYRINTH OF LIES
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
19:00 THE LIES OF THE VICTORS
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
19:00 PHOENIX
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
19:00 WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
21:00 WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG Q&A
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
21:35 WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
21:15 THE LIES OF THE VICTORS
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
21:05 LABYRINTH OF LIES
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
20:55 PHOENIX
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
20:45 WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE Q&A
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
21:30 WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
21:25 VICTORIA
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park )
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Gold Sponsor
Audi
Bronze Sponsors
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