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Cinema of Germany

Bollain's powerful film about filming targets social justice in Latin America

Gael Garcia Bernal in Even the Rain

Directed by Iciar Bollain and written by her husband, Paul Laverty, a long-time collaborator of Ken Loach's, Even the Rain revolves around a Mexican director-producer duo's attempts to make a film denouncing the exploitation and abuse committed by conquistadores in the so-called New World, and their brutal suppression of the native population who dared to rise up against them.

Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 5:35pm

Thierry de Mey adds value to dance performance with his filming

One Flat Thing … dance as warfare.

When Wim Wenders released his stereoscopic take on Pina Bausch's legacy last year, aficionados of both the filmmaker and the choreographer raved about a spectacular hybrid of two distinct art forms brought about by new technology. 

27 Sep 2012 - 10:20am

First part of Mabuse trilogy captured mood of Weimar Germany

Rudolf Klein-Rogge as the eponymousDr Mabuse the Gambler

Dr Mabuse the Gambler: A Portrait of Our Time/Inferno, A Play of People in Our Time

Of Fritz Lang's trilogy of films about a mind-controlling criminal kingpin, the second instalment is probably the most well-known. Banned by the Nazi regime,The Testament of Dr Mabuse (1933) is regarded as the film which led to the Austrian director's exile to the US.

25 Aug 2012 - 8:21am

Ghosts in the city

Christian Petzold's psychological thriller Yella sometimes seems as though it's wandering through a surreal no man's land. Divorcee Yella moves from East to West Germany to start a new life, navigating an array of spotless hotel rooms, eerily empty business centres and sparsely decorated offices in sparsely populated cities.

18 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

The Lives of Others

Starring: Ulrich Muhe, Sebastian Koch, Martina Gedeck

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Category: IIB (German)

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Catch a classic German film next month

Film lovers will be able to appreciate a number of classic, award-winning German films next month in the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's New German Cinema of the 60s programme.

23 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Zhi Gan

Zhi Gan: In Motion 4, Shouson Theatre, Arts Centre, July 26 Zhi Gan is a pain to watch. Not that it is appallingly bad: on the contrary, it nears aesthetic excellence, brimming with the vigour, intelligence and innovation that has been severely lacking in the mainstream music industry for aeons.

28 Jul 1999 - 12:00am