Next month will be the largest German-speaking festival in the United States once again take place in San Francisco. The striker’s kick off with the premiere of the comedy “25 km/h”, festival director Sophoan Sorn at the German press agency dpa stated.
It’s already the 23rd time the German Goethe-Institute and the Castro theatre in San Francisco film festival “Berlin and Beyond” to organize. This year, there are more than 20 films, documentaries and short films from German, Austrian and Swiss origin on the program.
Last year, the event attracted over 10,000 visitors.
There is especially looking forward to the premiere of the film “25 km/h”, a road movie about two brothers who make their childhood dream reality with their mopeds right through Germany to drive. The film is directed by Markus Goller, the leading roles are for Bjarne Mädel and Lars Eidinger.
Other films covered will include “Das schweigende Klassenzimmer” (“The silent classroom”) from director Lars Kraume, the Romy Schneider-drama “3 Days in Quiberon,” (“Three days in Quiberon”), the romantic film “Gruener wird’s nicht, sagte der Gärtner und flog davon” (“Greener may not be, said the gardener, for he left”) and the biographical film, “Gundermann” about the German singer-songwriter Gerhard Gundermann.