10 acclaimed contemporary films in Barcelona's 2022 German cinema film season

Winner of German Film Award for best movie to kick off 11th edition of festival 

Still from one of the films presented in Barcelona's 2022 German cinema film season
Still from one of the films presented in Barcelona's 2022 German cinema film season / Filmoteca de Catalunya
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October 17, 2022 03:49 PM

Barcelona's Filmoteca de Catalunya will be showcasing a selection of the best contemporary independent German films and up-and-coming directors from October 20 to November 6 as part of the 'Cicle de cinema alemany actual' (German cinema film season). 

Ten movies will be screened in German with Spanish subtitles during the 11th edition hosted by the Goethe Institut and the Filmoteca de Catalunya. This year seeks to reflect "the great cultural diversity of the German cinematographic scene with a special emphasis on innovative independent cinema," said the organizers. 

The festival kicks off with the black-and-white historical biopic 'Dear Thomas' by director Andreas Kleinert, a poetic tribute to Thomas Brasch, one of Germany's most remarkable literary talents of the second half of the 20th century. 

The film won Best Film at the 2021 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and swept the 2022 German Film Awards, also known as the Lolas, with nine wins including best film, director and actor for Albrecht Schuch.

Another highlight of this season is the haunting movie 'Trümmermädchen'. The drama set in a Germany destroyed by World War II taps into gender equality debates. The story is about a former movie diva who offers seduction and power play courses for women who want to learn how to "win a man." 

As for thrillers, 'Hyperland' by Mario Sixtus could be an interesting choice. The movie is set in a futuristic world where social media has taken total control of people's lives, dictating their reputations. 

A more lighthearted movie to watch is possibly '', by Dietrich Brüggemann, a couple's relationship told in fifteen chapters, from the daily routine to the moment of happiness after a child's birth, from passionate encounters to the exhausting thoughts of separation.

This edition also celebrates the creative links between Germany and Africa, with films such as 'Ivie wie Ivie', 'Le Prince', 'Toubab', or 'Into the beat' about the cultural clash between ballet and hip-hop. 

The Filmoteca de Catalunya, where the movies will be screened, is located in El Raval, one of Barcelona’s oldest districts. Tickets for the German cinema film season are already on sale and cost between €3 and €4.