The film will be screened in German with English subtitles. 1772: The 23-year-old law student, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, flunks his oral exams. His angry father sends him to the Imperial High Court in Wetzlar. Goethe, who dreams of a career as a poet and has to digest the rejection of his play Götz von Berlichingen, falls in love with Charlotte Buff. But her father has betrothed promised her to another man. Goethe reacts to his misfortune by writing The Sorrows of Young Werther - and overnight, the novel makes him the new star of German literature.
The film is screened as part of Goethe Institut’s monthly film club which is open to everyone interested in German cinema. The films screened in German with English subtitles, which makes them suitable for all language levels.
Date: 7th February 2018
Time: 2:30pm Venue: Goethe-Institut Nigeria, 4th Floor, City Hall, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island
Gate: FREE [Popcorn will be provided but you’d have to buy your drink]!!!
Footprints comprises rarely seen footage of Nigeria from the British Film Institutes's National Archive. The origins of the British Film Institute's collection have their roots in the colonial administration's use of the film to document and often, propangandise colonial rule. As Nigeria's regions gained self government, they also saw film as an integral part of promoting their newly independent status to the world. British Council has researched the BFI's collection of Nigerian Films, from both the colonial and the modern era and has digitised them. These will be presented to the public through the Footprints project.
Clips in the Collection to be screened are Nigeria's New Constitution, Northern Provinces of Nigeria, Southern Provinces of Nigeria.