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]!!!
The Swamp Dwellers pokes our ribs and hearts. It lays bare before us, our frailties, hypocrisy, complacency and at best futile attempt to crawl out of those self dug dignity holes.
The one who dares to think differently is a homeless blind beggar who is willing to reclaim the soil from the flood but warned not to claim the food of the gods by his host Makuri.
When a society is pervaded by the corrupt political and spiritual leaders and shepherds, where the throng of masses are too docile or consider it blasphemous to seek solutions though rigorous interrogations plays with themes such as this become veritable tools of intervention.
The Swamp Dwellers uproots our very being and shakes it to its placid core. It confirms the fact that the theatre is a social laboratory. It confronts us with a reality we are either too proud or timid to confront. it urges us like Igweizu and the Beggar to QUESTION THE ANSWER!
Date: 4 Weekends in July [1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 23rd & 24th]