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Weeks of German-language entertainment

The Weeks of the German Language, which started on Sunday, features events organised jointly by the Embassy of Austria, the Embassy of Germany, the Embassy of Switzerland and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus.

The events will continue on Thursday at the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia where an informative evening of studying in German will run from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The evening, which is a collaboration between the Goethe-Institut and The German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD), will provide all present with general information about the programmes and courses of study in Germany, the financial aspects of studying in Germany as well as DAAD scholarships.

From informative events to film screenings, the next event will stop at Cine Studio in Nicosia on November 6 for a screening of the drama Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe at 9pm with Greek subtitles. The film traces Stefan Zweig, an author who leaves Austria in 1936 for South America in order to escape the spectre of Nazism.

The film will be repeated on November 20 at Theatro Skala in Larnaca at 8.30pm, and on November 28 at Technopolis 21 Cultural Centre in Paphos at 7.30pm.

The film screenings will continue in Paphos on November 7 at Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre at 7.30pm with the film My Name is Victoria. The story is told in a single, uninterrupted take and concentrates on a young Spanish woman who recently moved to Berlin to find out that her flirtation with a local man turns potentially deadly, as the night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret. This free screening will have Greek subtitles.

Moving back to Nicosia on November 8, the ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation will screen the Austrian Short Film Series 2017 at 8pm. The series of short films is touring throughout the world for the fifth year, showcasing talented young Austrian filmmakers with a rich selection of short films, documentaries, animation, experimental films and music videos. The screenings will be accompanied by English subtitles.

There will be more drama on November 10 at Cine Studio in Nicosia at 9pm with a screening of Das Fraulein with English subtitles. The main character, Ruza, left Belgrade for Switzerland over 30 years ago. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana from Sarajevo enters the scene and disrupts her peaceful life.

The film will be repeated on November 13 at Theatro Skala in Larnaca at 8.30pm.

The film screenings will have a music film on November 14 at the Windcraft Music Centre in Nicosia at 8.30pm when the documentary B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West-Berlin will be screened. The 2015 film focuses on music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980s. It is a fast-paced collage of mostly unreleased film and TV footage, starting with punk and ending with the Love Parade.

The next film screening will be at Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre at 7.30pm on November 14 with The Dreamed Ones. The German film with English subtitles will portray the correspondence between two key German-language poets as read by two actors in an exploration of a doomed romance in the wake of WWII.
The film will be repeated on November 20 at Cine Studio in Nicosia at 9pm, with English subtitles.

The last two films will both be screened on November 22. The People Vs. Fritz Bauer – a 2015 biographical thriller about a man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice – will screen at Cine Studio at 9pm, and current short films from Germany at the ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation at 8pm

Things end up where they started on November 25 at the Goethe-Institut for a teachers’ seminar on the topic Collaborative Learning with Young Learners, which will run from 9.30am until 5pm. Full details of the seminar can be found on https://www.goethe.de/ins/cy/en/index.html.

The Weeks of the German Language
A series of events to promote the German Language. Until November 25. Different locations and times. Tel: 22-674608

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