Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021
The German Film Festival is up and running online earlier than planned thanks to Covid-19 alert level changes. There are some great films in the line up - and they're all free to watch! Take a look at the programme at the link below.
This year the Festival is presented on the Goethe-on-Demand VOD platform website which is different to the goethe.de websites.
Here's a taster of one of the films on offer, The Goldfish:
From life in the fast lane to a wheelchair: fund manager Oliver (Tom Schilling) is paraplegic after a car accident. He desperately needs to withdraw his illicit money from a Swiss bank account before the German tax office gets to it. What better way than organising camel therapy in Switzerland for his physically challenged house mates, The Goldfish?
The fabulous cast includes Jan-Hendrik Stahlberg and Axel Stein who portray two men living with autism, Jella Haase as empathetic care giver, Birgit Minichmayr as a flippant person with a visual impairment, Kida Khodr Ramadan as a stoic nurse and - a great discovery – Luisa Wöllisch as a young woman with Down syndrome. This fast-paced road movie’s ruthless humour doesn’t exclude minorities - or majorities either. All and everything comes under attack, shared laughter can be very liberating.