German Film Festival

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Minor Hall, Room 125

Second Annual German Film Festival at U.Va.

From Page to Screen: Filmic Translations of German-Speaking Literature


Refreshments provided throughout the day


9:45 AM: Welcome Address


10:00 AM: Two Times Lotte (Das doppelte Lottchen) - Josef von Baky, 1950


  • ·           Based on the novel by Erich Kästner. "The Parent Trap" is based on this film.


12:30 PM: Presentation of Awards to Short Film Contest Winners and screening of winning films.


1:00 PM: Jacob the Liar (Jakob der Lügner) - Frank Beyer, 1974


  • ·       Based on the novel by Jurek Becker. Set in a Jewish ghetto during the Third Reich. The main character, Jacob, tells a simple lie, from which a complex plot ensues. 


2:45 PM: Esterhazy - Izabela Plucinska, 2009


  • ·         Based on the story by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. A modern fairy tale, set around the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall. A young rabbit, Esterhazy, heads to Berlin to seek his fortune and his bride.


3:15 PM: Puss in Boots (Der gestiefelte Kater) - Christian Theede, 2009


  • ·         Based on the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.


4:30 PM: Krabat - Marco Kreuzpainter, 2006


  • ·         Based on the novel by Otfried Preußler. Set in the Middle Ages. An orphan boy arrives at a mill, where he becomes an apprentice. He learns that the mill is also an academy for dark magic.

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