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German Film Festival, in Bangkok

Finally, a Film Festival in Bangkok, after the Political Protests 
 
After  five months of  political protests and chaos in Bangkok,  here's a welcome Film Festival !
 
The GOETHE INSTITUTE has lined up an exciting array of WEEK-END FILM-SCREENINGS, this month.
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All screenings are at  4 PM,  at the  ESPLANADE CINEPLEX,  Ratchadapisek ( MRT- Thailand Cultural Centre)
 
The films cover a wide array of genres- sport/ war/ romance/politics/psychological drama-and are  an arresting introduction to contemporary German Cinema. 
 
 
 Here is the FILM-LIST-
 
 
LESSONS OF A DREAM,  directed by  Sebastien Grobler, 2011 
 
Based on the life of German football pioneer,Konrad Koch,who upset many people with his unorthodox methods. Well-known star Daniel Bruehl plays the lead in the film by debutant Director Sebastian Grobler, which was screened at the Berlin Festival, in 
 
WEST WIND,  directed by Robert Thalheim,  2011 
 
This is about two sisters from East Germany, who during a sports camp in Hungary, meet boys from West Germany , which tests their love and loyalty to each other, and their country. 
 
BARBARA, directed by Christian Petzold,  2012  
 
This story is about  a lady physician from East Germany who’s banished to a remote hospital,where she’s watched by the Stasi. But she stirs up matters  there,  including  with a male doctor, and a runaway girl from a hard labour camp.
The film won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Festival, and was also Germany's Oscar-entry in 2012.
 
 CRACKS IN THE SHELL, directed by   Christian Schwochow 
 
This is the German version of ‘The Black Swan’, of a young, innocent drama student who’s victimized by a Machiavellian-like stage  director. The film created a stir at many festivals.
 
HOTEL LUX , directed by Leander Haussmann, 2011 
 
This is a period-film, and centres around a comedian/cabaret actor who escapes from Nazi Germany to the famous Lux Hotel in Moscow, only to get involved in  many comic but extremely dangerous adventures.
 
TWO TIMES LOTTE, directed by Josef von Baky , 1950 ( Sun 30 March)
 
This is a classic film, based on the famous Lotte sisters of Germany , twins who were separated at birth, and meet many years later. The story has been adapted for the stage and screen ,many times.
 
There’s also an evening of  9 SHORT FILMS, on Sunday 16 March.
 
 
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About LEKHA SHANKAR

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I'm an Indian film-writer, based in Bangkok, and write for publications in India & Thailand. I also coordinate and curate film programs in the two countries, at cultural centres/clubs, film festivals.


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