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BERLINALE SELECTION 2019- Systemsprenger (System crasher)
November 19, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EET
A new film series by the Goethe-Institut Cyprus
With the “Berlinale Selection 2019” taking place from 5th to 30th November, the Goethe-Institut Cyprus is launching a new film series presenting a selection of the best German language films from the most prestigious German film festival – the Berlinale. The film series gives the opportunity to audiences in Cyprus to get to know the best works in German contemporary cinema, with a focus on current winners of this German film award.
The programme includes new works of well-known filmmakers such as Caroline Link (Oscar winner) and Andreas Dresen, as well as exciting film debuts by David Nawrath and Nora Fingscheidt, who won a Silver Bear with her debut film “System crasher”.
In line with the festival motto of 2019 “the private is political“, the Goethe-Institut Cyprus is showing five films, which show in a suspenseful, dramatic or tragicomical way how people come to terms with their personal destiny and how much political and private influence one another. Questions, that are not limited to the German everyday life.
“System crasher is the marvel of this Berlinale!” writes die WELT. With great casting, Helena Zengel, lends Benni’s expressive fury a delicate face. “System crasher” was screened at numerous festivals, following Berlinale, where it received multiple awards. Among them are the 23rd Sofia International Film Festival, where it received the Award for Best Director, the Molodist – 47th International Film Festival Kiev, where it received the Award of the Ecumenical Jury as well as the 30th International Film Festival Emden-Norderney, where it received two further awards. At the Berlinale this film was screened in the Competition Section and received the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Award.