Films from Germany are ‘typically German’: cold, conventional and overly intellectual – or at least a lot of people think so. The Goethe-Institut tries to break this stereotype with its latest film series of German tragicomedies entitled Heartbreakingly Comical.
Every Friday from May 13 to July 1, the Goethe-Institut will be screening three tragicomedy movies in its premises for free. Tragicomedy films are interplays of the sad and the funny wherein the tragic elements are softened by humor and tragedy breaks the humorous.
Heartbreakingly Comical is the newest series of our Friday Movie Nights, a permanent feature of the Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka. They are shown in German with English subtitles. The screenings will take place every Friday evening at 6:00 PM at our Goethe Hall. Entrance is free.
Goethe Hall; 6pm
May 13 – Finsterworld
May 20 – Hotel Lux