GOOD BYE, LENIN! The Berlin Wall in German Cinema

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Goethe-Institut Irland

37 Merrion Square

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Good Bye, Lenin!
Dir.: Wolfgang Becker, 11
8 min, color, Germany 2003
With English subtitles

2019 marks the 30th annversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To commemorate the occasion the Goethe-Institut Irland is presenting a short series of films about the Wall and its fall as part of the Dublin Festival of History. Kicking off the series is Wolfgang Becker’s 2003 multi-award winning comedy classic “Good Bye, Lenin!”

October 1989 was a bad time to fall into a coma if you lived in East Germany - and this is precisely what happens to Alex's mother, an activist for social progress and the improvement of everyday life in socialist East Germany. Alex has a big problem on his hands when she suddenly awakens eight months later. Her heart is so weak that any shock might kill her. And what could be more shocking than the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumph of capitalism in her beloved country?
In a wonderful, touching manner, Good Bye, Lenin! tells the story of how a loving son tries to move mountains and create miracles to restore his mother to health - and keep her in the belief that Lenin really did win after all!

The screening will be followed by a discussion with German Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Mrs Deike Potzel.

This three part film series on the Berlin Wall also includes:

THE WALL on 9 October 2019, 6:30pm

NOVEMBER DAYS on 16 October 2019, 6:30pm

Admission is free, but booking via Eventbrite is essential.

Presented by the Goethe-Institut Irland as part of the Dublin Festival of History 2019.

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