28 June-26 July 2012. Goethe Institut organizes a series of movie screenings.
On 28 June at 19.00 it screens the German movie Soul Kitchen by Faith Akin. This famous director, who has previously directed Head-On and The Edge of Heaven, presents this boisterous comedy. It tells the story of a German-Greek restaurateur, forced to defend his bistro, called Soul Kitchen, against property sharks, tax authorities and his gambling-addicted brother, when it suddenly becomes one of Hamburg’s trendy bars.
On 5 July at 19.00 it screens, in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Tanzania, the Spanish movie Celda 2011 by Daniel Monzón. It tells the story of Juan Oliver, who is about to become a civil servant at a penitentiary and to have his first child. But after an accident in the prison where he works, Juan gets trapped and has to pretend being a prisoner himself in order to escape from some dangerous criminals.
On 12 July at 19.00 it screens another Spanish movie, entitled Soldados de Salamina, by David Trueba. It tells of a female novelist, who has abandoned her writing career, in order to track down the events from the last days of the Spanish Civil War. This poignant story of loss, withdrawal and surviving, tells the story of many victims of war.
On 26 July at 19.00 it screens a Spanish animated film for adults, entitled Chico y Rita, by Fernando Trueba. Set in Cuba, it tells of an almost impossible love story between a pianist and a beautiful singer in the years before the Cuban Revolution.