German Currents | A Monthly Cine-Club

On July 19 at 20:00

A monthly cine-club about German contemporary cinema

The Metropolis association and the Goethe-Institut in Beirut team up for the first time of the year to launch a totally new experience : a cine-club dedicated to the contemporary German cinéma. Once per month until December 2012, the audience will have the occasion to discover a new German feature presented and acclaimed in several international film festivals.

12 months in Beirut, 12 films from Germany: Throughout 2012, German Currents offers the opportunity to engage with current artistic approaches in cinema from Germany. Costume Film and Tragedy, Comedy and Romance, Contemporary History and Financial Thriller, the films offers a diversity of genres. While the directors move through various styles, their characters travel across Germany and around the globe.

The 6th screening is Sleeping sickness by Ulrich Köhler July 19 at 20:00

Ticket : 5000 L.L.



    Vincent wants to sea | Vincent will Meer

    Directed by Ralf Huettner On January 31 at 20:00



    A young man suffering from Tourette’s syndrome absconds from an institution with two other inhabitants to travel to Italy to ful

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    Lollipop Monster

    Directed by Ziska Riemann On February 28 at 20:00



    This film is bright pink and raven black, excessive in both extremes.

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    Directed by Jan Fehse On March 20 at 20:00



    In Jan Fehse’s relentlessly tense and absorbing drama, two women face each other in a room.

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    Charlotte Rampling : The Look

    Directed by Angelina Maccarone On April 24 at 20:00


    Narrative filmmaker Angelina Maccarone makes an impressive foray into documentary with this endlessly fascinating portrait of screen icon Charlotte Rampling.

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    The Poll Diaries (Poll)

    Directed by Chris Kraus On June 5 at 20:00


    June 1914. The 14-year-old Oda von Siering returns from Berlin to her family’s estate “Poll” at the Estonian Baltic coast.

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    Sleeping Sickness

    Directed by Ulrich Köhler On July 19 at 20:00


    Ebbo and Vera Velten have been living in Africa for a long time. Ebbo is managing a sleeping sickness programme. His work is fulfilling.

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