Over the next few months, Goethe on Demand will be offering nine films about Germany's past, present and future. From villagers caught up in the events of the Second World War and missing girls in the East German provinces to anti-Semitism, real estate speculation, belonging and environmental disasters – the films show a broad spectrum of topics that concern German society yesterday, today and tomorrow.
The digital film series starts in January with three cinematic explorations of Germany's past. ECHO and DER HAUPTMANN deal with the effects of the Second World War and its power structures. COUP is the story of a legendary bank robbery whose success becomes questionable.
Three more films will be available online under the title 'Gegenwart': KADDISCH FÜR EINEN FREUND is the story of a seemingly impossible friendship. ATLAS deals with the housing crisis in major German cities, which happens at the expense of the residents, while IVIE WIE IVIE shows the reality of life for two Afro-German women.
March is all about the future: Apocalyptic conditions and the fight against zombies in ENDZEIT, an international court case against Germany in the year 2034 in ÖKOZID and the consequences of a world controlled by artificial intelligence in HYPERLAND – all films bear witness to everyday and urgent issues that are preoccupying German society.
Yesterday (available from 15. Januar till 14. Februar)
Today (available from 15. Februar till 14. März)
Tomorrow (available from 15. März till 14. April)