For the fifth time now, German Films, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, organized the Festival of German Cinema in China. From 10-27 November 2017, fifteen new German films were screened throughout China: in Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Nanjing. The program was comprised not only of box-office hits and international festival favorites, but also offered a great variety of topics. The predominantly young and interested audiences were particularly enthusiastic about Lars Kraume’s TV event TERROR and participated in lively discussions with the director. The interactive event had already met with great responses from audiences at the Festivals of German Films in Madrid and Buenos Aires as well. And the films of further festivals guests Matti Geschonneck (IN TIMES OF FADING LIGHT), Michael Koch (MARIJA), and Frederick Lau (MY BROTHER SIMPLE) were also greeted by a rush of cinemagoers. With over 10,000 admissions, this fifth edition of the festival was the most successful thus far and demonstrates the growing interest for German cinema in China.

German delegation in China (© Li Yinjun)