In 30 minutes, “Masel Tov Cocktail” tells the story of the German-Jewish youth Dimitri Lieberman (Alexander Wertmann), who is confronted with an anti-Semitic “joke” at his German high school. Dimitri, however, does not allow himself being pushed into the role of victim, but defends himself with an impressive right hook. For those around him he is now the perpetrator - and has to think about how to deal with his own reaction to the anti-Semitism raised against him.
The award-winning short film Masel Tov Cocktail is an extremely entertaining and highly intelligent comedy in which author and director Arkadij Khaet skillfully plays with German-Jewish clichés and masterfully encourages the viewers to question their own position without condemning or attacking them in the process.
The film is superbly staged by Khaet, who, while still a student, is one of the most promising talents in the German film industry. Leading actor Alexander Wertmann - 19 and also still in acting training - shines with his nuanced portrayal of the charming, smart and courageous main character who makes the film what it is: one of the best films that German cinema has produced in recent years and a complete paradigm shift in viewing Jewish life in Germany.
The German Consulate General in Vancouver invites you to:
- watch it for free at the Cinematheque:
Date & Time: November 16, 5pm (doors open at 4:30 pm (PST))
Venue: The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2K8
We adhere to the applicable B.C. COVID protocol. By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of double COVID vaccination will be required to access this event. We will therefore have to ask you to show your proof of vaccination and valid government ID at the doors. Wearing a mask throughout the screening is mandatory. Due to the current COVID protocol, the theater is running at half capacity on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- stream it online for free at your convenience:
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the streaming link on Friday, November 12th. The link will be valid for one week.
- join our virtual watch party & conversation with the author/director and lead actor:
Date & Time: November, 18 at 7:00 pm (PST)
Venue: Virtual event. Please register here for this free event!
Please note that the conversation with the director and lead actor following the watch party will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel and will remain in our YouTube archive. Attendees will be muted and have their video automatically turned off. If you ask a question or otherwise participate in the session, be aware that your name may be visible on the recording. The telephone dial-in option is not available for this webinar.
- join our virtual conversation with the author/director and lead actor:
Our conversation with the author and the lead actor is following our virtual watch party on November 18. If you have seen the movie already and would like to only join the conversation, feel free to log in at 8:00 pm.
This conversation will also be broadcast live on our YouTube channel and will remain in our YouTube archive. Attendees will be muted and have their video automatically turned off. If you ask a question or otherwise participate in the session, be aware that your name may be visible on the recording. The telephone dial-in option is not available for this webinar. Please note that you can only participate in the conversation or ask questions if you register, participants on YouTube can't interact.