Spotlight on German language literature

Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 5 :00 pm to 1 :00 am

The Goethe-Institut is proud to participate in the 2020 edition of Nuit blanche as part of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE. In October 2020, Canada will be the guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. To mark this event, the institute will be focusing on books and German language literature.

5 :00 pm – 1 :00 am
VR installation : VRWandlung
The VR adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis allows people to discover the world of Gregor Samsa and to experience the transformation into a giant insect. A collaboration of Goethe-Institut Prague and film director Mika Johnson, faculty member at the Prague Film School, and producer Shahid Gulamali.

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mini-book making workshop for the whole family with the Ruche d’art Yéléma

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mini German courses

Are you curious and would like to immerse in the German language? Take part in our mini German courses for beginners (duration: 30 minutes). Be surprised how quickly you’ll be able to interact in German

6:30 pm
Film: Hannah Arendt (director: Margarethe von Trotta, in German with French subtitles)

Film on the life and work of philosopher and reporter Hannah Arendt.

8:00 pm

Reading – WINTER JOURNEY through a selection of contemporary German literature and dramaturgy

Concept: Dany Boudreault

With: Dany Boudreault, Reda Guerinik, Philippe Prud’homme, Dominique Quesnel, Evelyne Rompré

9:00 pm

Film: Vor der Morgenröte: Stefan Zweig in Amerika (director: Maria Schrader, in German with French subtitles)

Film on the life and work of author Stefan Zweig from the year 1934 onwards.

11:00 pm

Film: Der Abschied – Brechts letzter Sommer (director: Jan Schütte, in German with French subtitles)

Germany, August 1956. Writer Bertolt Brecht spends his last holiday at his country house with the women who have meant so much to him in his life.

When : Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 5 :00 pm to 1 :00 am
Where : Goethe-Institut, 1626 boulevard Saint-Laurent
Free admission

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