The Festival’s 23rd edition is back with a wide range of the latest film productions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to be screened for the very first time in Singapore.
The festival will take place from 24 October until 10 November 2019 at various cinema locations and open-air venues throughout the city. Be welcome to encounter a carefully selected film programme of fascinating stories, characters and cinematic styles. Film artists from Germany are invited to introduce their works in-person to a Singaporean audience.
From drama over comedy and children movies to documentaries: Catch award-winning new releases and classics that are sure to entertain, challenge and inspire in equal measure. A section of films featuring classics such as Good Bye, Lenin! or Wings of Desire will be shown to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The 2019 programme has been curated by writer and filmmaker Andreas Struck. As special guests, film artists Stephanie Amarell, Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay and Carolina Hellsgård are invited to introduce their works in-person to a Singaporean audience.
In this touching origin story of German entertainer, Hape Kerkeling, the viewer is transported to 1970s Ruhrpott, when a chubby nine-year-old boy learns to use his comedic talents to also heal his own wounds.
This documentary features the music, art and chaos in the Wild West Berlin of the 1980s, as seen through British musician Mark Reeder’s front-row perspective.
Check out our international festival trailer of "Cherry Blossoms & Demons" by Dorris Dörrie
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Ten years after his parents’ death, Karl finds himself jobless and separated from his wife and child. Suddenly, Yu pops up like a hallucination and turns his life upside down.
Cleo wants to turn back time and undo the death of her parents – with the aid of a magic clock which has been missing since it was stolen during a 1920s robbery.
Two years after zombies have overrun the earth, two young women, Vivi and Eva, flee the confines of the Weimar zombie-free community. They later realise that the fight against the undead may not be theirs.
As Siberian permafrost thaws to reveal mammoth carcasses, Russian and South Korean clone researchers are in search of mammoth cells with the right degree of intact DNA to bring the extinct species back to life.
After Alex’s socialist mother awakes from a coma, the Berlin Wall has fallen. To avoid shocking her, he hides the truth by refurbishing their home with outdated furniture and repackaging Western food in old East German jars.
Not only is Marnie the cat lost and far away from the comfort of her home, but she and her quirky animal friends are also mistaken for a gang of art thieves.
Oray’s argument with his wife Burcu results in him invoking divorce by calling out “talaq”. By Islamic law, he has to leave his wife for three months, before reassessing the bond between them.
British teen Gyllen steals his stepdad’s campervan and drives through Morocco and Spain to visit his real father in France. He is joined by the undocumented William from the Congo, who is searching for his missing brother.
Two 15-year-old girls rely on their friendship for support and orientation in a difficult time of their lives. They develop a game that takes on a destructive dynamic as they turn from victims into offenders.