Film screenings at Goethe Institute in Istanbul

Film screenings at Goethe Institute in Istanbul

Film screenings at Goethe Institute in Istanbul The Goethe-Institut Istanbul is set to host one of the most important figures in German cinema, director Christian Petzold. 

The director will attend the screening of his film “Barbara,” which has been screened in Turkey and received great interest. Following the film screening on Sept. 28, the director will answer questions from the audience. 

The film, which is set in the 1980s in East Germany, won the Silver Bear Award for Best Director at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in 2012. The film was selected as the German entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. 

One day before the event, on Sept. 28, the Goethe-Institut Istanbul and Tarabya Cultural Academy will screen two award-winning documentaries by Turkish director Aysun Bademsoy. 

“Kentlerin Kıyılarında” (On the Outskirts), which will be screened at 5 p.m., features interviews with former Turkish immigrants in Germany who have returned to their homeland and are living in tall apartment blocks on the outskirts of the southern province of Mersin. 

The other documentary, “Namus” (Honor), will be shown at 7.30 p.m. The film follows Muhamad, a 16-year-old German-Palestinian; Christian, a 15-year-old German; and Kevin, a 17-year-old German-Ghanaian, who are taking part in anti-violence training.

Bademsoy will answer questions following the screenings.