It’s that time of the year again: The European Union Film Festival in Vancouver has started. The Film Festival is organized by all the EU Consulates in Vancouver. Each Consulate presents a film of its country of origin and this year, the Consulate General of Germany contributes with showing the German movie ‘In Times of Fading Light’.
The movie plays in early autumn in 1989 in East Berlin. Family Powileit celebrates the 90th birthday of great-grandfather Wilhelm, an ex-resistance fighter, exile homecomer and incorrigible Stalinist. At his birthday celebration, neighbors and notables appear, bring flowers and make speeches, as if everything in the world would still be the same. Only one is missing: the grandson Sasha. No one suspects yet that Sasha left a few days before to West Germany and that after the feast, nothing will be as it was. ‘In Times of Fading Light’ is a snapshot shortly before the dissolution of a family and the collapse of one political system.
Don’t miss out when the Consulate General of Germany presents an award-winning movie of historical importance. German Christmas Cookies will also be served prior to the movie.
Date: November 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Venue: The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7