Six Highlights From This Year’s 2018 German Film Festival

Saturday May 05, 2018 Written by Smith

Pour a glass of gluhwein – it's time for the 2018 German Film Festival, which has screenings right across the country. We have double passes to give away, so head over here to enter. Here's a rundown of six highlights from this year's eclectic and surprising line-up. 

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The Silent Revolution

Based on 1956 true events, a group of East German high school students stage a silent protest in class, with far-reaching consequences. This one premiered at this year’s Berlinale.

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Mademoiselle Paradis

See it for the beehives alone, which would make Marge jealous. The true story of the relationship between a blind 18th-century Viennese pianist and the controversial physician who worked to restore her sight.

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Wings of Desire

A newly restored version of a German cinema classic, Wim Wenders’ 1987 drama follows two angels perched high above Berlin who listen to the thoughts of the mortals below.

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In Times of Fading Light

Frankfurts, curried eggs, smoked meat and a birthday gathering that’s memorable for all the wrong reasons. Described as a “historical tragicomedy”, an East German family attempts to celebrate their Communist patriarch on the eve of the Berlin Wall’s collapse.

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Heart of Stone

A dark fairy tale set in a rural community in the Black Forest where a poor charcoal burner makes a terrible deal with a devil in order to marry his beloved.

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When Paul Came Over the Sea

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the current European border crisis, this doco follows migrant Paul Nkamani’s inexhaustible flight to freedom from Cameroon to Berlin. An engrossing insight into the reality of the current migration crisis.