Tag: Film

Angels of Evil: Sympathetic Perpetrators on Small Italian Screens

A lecture by Dana Renga, The Ohio State University.

/ September 29, 2016
Still from the film "Demon"

A country built on corpses

Demon digs up the skeletons in Poland's closet. And not just figuratively.

/ September 23, 2016

Charmed Visions: E. T. A. Hoffman’s “Sandman” on Screen

A talk by Professor Elisabeth Bronfen. Hardly another German gothic story has had as sustained an impact as E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Sandman. One year after the end of the first World War, Sigmund Freud places it at the center of...

/ September 19, 2016

From the Streets to the Screen: Exploring New York’s Cinematic Identities

A talk by Hannes Klug, screenwriter, journalist and author of Schauplatz Film: New York, followed by a conversation between Klug and Barbara Natalie Nagel, assistant professor at Princton’s Department of German. From independent film to blockbusters, from documentaries to thrillers,...

/ September 16, 2016

German Movie Night: “Master of the Universe”

March’s German Movie Night at the Goethe-Institut features Marc Bauder’s 2013 “Master of the Universe.” From Goethe-Institut New York: Rainer Voss used to be one of Germany’s leading investment bankers. He generated profits running into many millions of euros. Now...

/ March 18, 2016

New Nordic Cinema: “Virgin Mountain/Fúsi”

From Scandinavia House: Directed by Dagur Kári (Iceland, Denmark, 2015). Fúsi (Gunnar Jónsson) is 43 and still living at home with his mother. Shy and awkward, he has yet to find the courage to enter the adult world. He sleepwalks...

/ March 11, 2016

New Nordic Cinema: “Virgin Mountain/Fúsi”

From Scandinavia House: Directed by Dagur Kári (Iceland, Denmark, 2015). Fúsi (Gunnar Jónsson) is 43 and still living at home with his mother. Shy and awkward, he has yet to find the courage to enter the adult world. He sleepwalks...

/ March 9, 2016

New Nordic Cinema: “Paris of the North/París Norðusins”

From Scandinavia House: Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (Iceland, 2015). Recovering alcoholic Hugi (Björn Thors) struggles to establish a sober and sane existence in a tiny Icelandic village against the stunning backdrop of majestic snow-capped mountains. Hugi is a primary-school...

/ March 4, 2016

Russian Film Series: “12”

From the Harriman Institute: In Moscow, 12 jurors weigh the fate of a teenager (Apti Magamaev) accused of murdering his stepfather. They represent a cross-section of modern Russia’s fractured society: an indecisive television producer, a flashy musician, a bigoted cabbie,...

/ March 3, 2016

New Nordic Cinema: “Paris of the North/París Norðusins”

From Scandinavia House: Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (Iceland, 2015). Recovering alcoholic Hugi (Björn Thors) struggles to establish a sober and sane existence in a tiny Icelandic village against the stunning backdrop of majestic snow-capped mountains. Hugi is a primary-school...

/ March 2, 2016