Check out this series of German movie screenings in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa!


Please click on the links below to access the full GOETHE FILMS information.

  • GOETHE INSTITUT Run Lola Run: Oct. 4, Toronto, 6:30 p.m.: Berlin. Now. One summer day on which 20 minutes decide about love, life and death. Lola and Manni are in their early twenties and in love. Manni works as a money runner for a shady car dealer, but today something goes wrong: he loses a bag with 100,000 deutschmarks. In 20 minutes his boss will come to pick up the money. What to do? If he can’t find the money in the next 20 minutes he will be dead. Lola racks her brain: 20 minutes to get 100,000 deutschmarks and save Manni’s life. Lola gets an idea. She rushes out of the house and starts to run through the streets of Berlin.
  • GOETHE INSTITUT BankladyOct.6, Toronto, 6:30 p.m.: Based on the true story of Germany’s first female bank robber, BANKLADY relates the sudden transformation of a shy wallflower into one of the most notorious criminals of the 1960s.
  • GOETHE INSTITUT WanjaOct. 6, Toronto, 9 p.m.: The former bank robber Wanja is released from a long prison sentence. As her feelings of loneliness escalate, Wanja sets out to find work and hereby a new identity. Against all odds she lands an internship at a horse race track. In the stable she gets to know the troubled teenager Emma, and a tentative friendship develops between the two women. When Emma slips deeper into drug abuse, Wanja decides to rescue her.
  • Lose My Self: Oct. 6, Montreal, 7 p.m.: Lena Ferben, an accomplished academic, has lived almost half a lifetime when she loses all of her memories, the entire “I” of her self. Her husband Tore is suddenly a stranger, her friends are unknown to her, her whole life is a fictional narrative. She must decide whether to become who she was or to remain someone else…
  • Before We Go: Oct. 11, Montreal, 7 p.m.: Dancers and choreographers Meg Stuart, Benoît Lachambre and Simone Aughterlony meet Lidia, Michel and Noël who are already enfeebled by age. All are prepared to live a unique experience in the sumptuous setting of the Opéra de la Monnaie. In an unexpected manner, both physical and lyrical,Before We Go, raises the veil on a still taboo subject  – the end of life – while using all art forms to create a true homage to life and to human fragility.
  • GOETHE INSTITUT Victoria, Oct. 11, Toronto, 6:30 p.m.: In one single continuous take, VICTORIA tells the story of a breathless night on the streets of Berlin, where apparently random events coalesce into a dramatic tour de force.
  • Victoria, Oct. 11, Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.






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