Goethe-Institut (German Cultural Institute) Presents the 29th Edition of Film|Neu

By Editorial Team on November 15, 2021

Thu, 18 November 2021 - Sun, 21 November 2021

The Last Execution​, closing film, November 21 at 8:00pm. Image courtesy Goethe Institute.


Screenings Begin: Thursday, November 18 at 7:30pm

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 7:30pm Eastern, the 29th edition of Film|Neu will open at Landmark’s E Street Cinema.

Film|Neu is an annual festival of great new films from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. After presenting a fully virtual program in November 2020, the organizers – Goethe-Institut, Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, and Embassy of Switzerland – have decided to carry virtual elements over into this year’s festival and present a hybrid program in 2021. The festival will close at E Street on Sunday, November 21, 8:00pm.

Six films, including the opening and closing features, will screen at E Street. The opening film, Enfant Terrible, is a biopic of German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, while the closing film, The Last Execution, is inspired by the true story of the last person to receive the death penalty in Germany.

Six films will screen virtually to DC, Maryland, and Virginia viewers, including German-Mongolian coproduction and children’s film Veins of the World and documentary Walchensee Forever.

On Saturday, November 20, at 12:00pm, there will be a short films showcase at Edlavitch DCJCC, presented in partnership with JxJ. The shorts showcase will be followed by a reception at the Goethe-Institut at 2:30pm.

Tickets are $10 for all in-person events and $2 minimum pay-what-you-can for all virtual screenings. An overview of the full festival program, as well as a trailer, can be found at www.filmneu.org.