‘Europe Laughs’ at the Goethe-Institut

‘Europe Laughs’ at the Goethe-Institut

March 11, 2010   08:49 pm

The Goethe-Institut in co-operation with the European Union Delegation in Sri Lankawill showcase a selection of European films from 15 – 20 March 2010.


Intercultural comedies from Europe- A series of six feature and four short films (with English subtitles) are to be screened from 15th to 20th March 2010 at 5.30 pm in the Goethe Hall.


Opening on March 15: Chief Guest H.E. Bernard Savage - Ambassador/Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka & the Maldives.




15th - Flores de otro Mundo (75 min.) + Just get married (21 min.)


16th - Geboren in Absurdistan (89 min.)


17th - Helsinki-Napoli all night long (89 min.) + Die Sprachschule (4 min.)


18th - Polska Love Serenade (75 min.) + Padam (12 min.)


19th - Red Coloured Grey Truck (95 min.) + Schwarzfahrer (11 min.)


20th - Shouf Shouf Habibi (108 min.)


Europe Laughs’


Today, when people in Europefrom different cultures encounter one another, their meetings do not necessarily lead to a dramatic “clash of cultures”. More often, in fact the mishaps and mix-ups that result from intercultural encounters hold the potential for a great deal of comic relief. Thus, the title of the package “Europe Laughs”.


These films belonging to the so called “culture clash comedy” exist in almost every EU country, and they often reveal more about the sensitivities and national idiosyncrasies of the inhabitants of a European country than many a theoretical essay addressing cultural differences.


The films will be featured at the Goethe-Institut auditorium at 5.30 pm from 15 to 20 March 2010.


The films include Born in Absurdistan (Austria 1999), Flowers From Another World (Spain 1999), Polska Love Serenade (Germany 2007), Red Coloured Grey Truck, (Serbia, Montenegro,Slovenia, 2004), Shouf Shouf Habibi (Netherlands 2004), Helsinki-Napoli all night long (Finland 1987), Black Rider (Germany - Oskar winning documentary) and many more.


For more information please call the German Cultural Centre on Tel.: +94 11 2694562, 4712636-8

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