Journey through Germany via these compelling dramas and documentaries

It may still be some time before we get to travel leisurely again, but thankfully, we can now explore Germany vicariously through eight cinematic films and documentaries when the German Film Festival returns for its 24th edition.

Happening from Oct 15-Nov 1, simply mark your calendars for the new, hybrid format which will entail both physical and online screenings at arthouse cinema operator The Projector, as well as its streaming service platform The Projector Plus.

First, look forward to the exciting opening film that is the artistic debut of young Berlin director and illustrator Xaver Bohm, O Beautiful Night. Following the tragicomic journey of a young, timid musician and his unlikely adventure with Death himself, Juri seeks to find himself as well as his true companions on Earth, although one thing’s for certain: someone will have to die in the end.


Then, continue to find hard-hitting and compelling options as the festival is not one to shy away from bold content since System Crasher will tell the story of a rebellious and unpredictable nine-year-old named Benni, while Styx and Cocoon spotlight the struggles of survival and independence.


Furthermore, shows available exclusively via The Projector Plus include Die Ruden, Head-on and The Most Beautiful Couple. Die Ruden presents a dark and difficult take on toxic masculinity; Head-On is a provocative piece by film director Fatih Akin, featuring the late actor Biro Unel and Game of Thrones actress Sibel Kekilli. Meanwhile, a summer holiday on the Mediterranean coast quickly turns sour in The Most Beautiful Couple.

But whether you plan to catch these films at the independent arthouse cinema or in the comforts of home, be warned that these are wanderlust-inducing flicks. You’ll definitely be planning your trip to Europe as soon as you’re done checking out the upcoming German Film Festival.

German Film Festival 2020 runs from Oct 15-Nov 1 at The Projector and The Projector Plus. More information available here.