A feast of German movies movies

DIANE Kruger is Katja, a woman whose world collapses after her son and husband were killed by two neo-Nazis in the movie “In the Fade.”

Filipinos have a chance to gain insights into contemporary German cinema when the Goethe-Institut Philippinen presents the third German Film Week in Metro Manila. Following the two previous successful years, the festival on the third round will offer a diverse selection of films.

The aim of the festival is to bring film fans together and to promote German language and culture. This year’s festival program includes award-winning movies, carefully selected from the latest releases in Germany. It offers a wide selection of movies — from action, comedy, romance to movies dealing with contemporary European politics.

The German Film Week opening night takes place at SM Aura Cinema 2 to 6 November with the opening movie Only God Can Judge Me, directed by Özgür Yildirim and starring the famous German actor Moritz Bleibtreu. The succeeding film screenings will run from 7 to 11 November at SM Aura Premeire and SM North Edsa malls. Subsequent screenings will take place in Baguio, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro in November.

This year, there will be an extra special Watch ‘n Win raffle promo, in which everyone can participate. The quiz and the full mechanics can be found on the homepage of the German Film week: Goethe.de/GermanFilmWeekPH. The grand winner of the promo will win a four-day trip to Berlin.

Tickets to the festival are priced at P100 for all films. The opening screening on 6 November is free and open to all on a first-come-first-served basis while tickets for the rest of the Metro Manila screenings may be purchased at the cinema counters of participating SM malls, via smcinema.com or the SM Cinema App.

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