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Goodbye Berlin
Film / Cinema, St james Cavalier
Duration 95 mins
Language German with English subtitles

Thursday 23rd November: 17:30

Saturday 25th November : 17:30
The screening on Saturday 25th November will be followed
by a Q&A with the film protagonist Anand Batbileg

With the birthday party of the most beautiful girl in the whole class coming in less than three weeks and the beginning of the summer holidays, Maik, a di dent 14-year-old teenager, has de nitely a lot on his mind. To make matters worse, Maik’s mother, a caring but alcoholic tennis nut, is in-and-out of the beauty farm, aka the rehab facility, and his father, who is a real estate developer, is simply indi erent. under those circumstances, the unexpected arrival of a new classmate, Tschick, will create quite a stir when the two class rejects will boldly decide to hit the road in an old “borrowed” light blue Lada, going from uncool to cool in a split second. As they set o on an unforgettable joyride in East Germany’s great outdoors, without a cell phone or a map, the boys will learn about self- con dence, mutual friendship and the excitement of youthful love, in what will be, hands down, the best summer ever.

Project by The Festival Agency

Maik, teenager di denti ta’ 14-il sena għandu ħafna a arijiet fuq moħħu: baqa’ biss tliet ġimgħat għall-festin ta’ għeluq snin l-aktar tfajla sabiħa tal-klassi u barra minn hekk il-vaganzi tas-sajf għadhom kemm jibdew. Biex tkompli tagħqad, ommu, għalkemm tagħti kasu ħafna u fanatika tat-tennis, hija alkoħolika u dieħla u ħierġa r-rijabilitazzjoni, lwaqt li missieru, żviluppatur tal-propjetà, dejjem għandu x’jagħmel u jiġi jaqa’ u jqum minnu. F’dawn iċ-ċirkustanzi, il-wasla mhux mistennija ta’ student ġdid, Tschick, iġġib taqliba kbira. Dawn iż-żewġ studenti, li jħossuhom imwarrba, ikollhom il-kuraġġ jiddeċiedu li “jissellfu” Lada ċelesti u jitilqu imkien għal għonq it-triq. Jibdew jgħaddu minn burdata għal oħra f’qasir żmien. F’dan il-vjaġġ indimentikabbli tagħhom madwar il-kampanja tal-Ġermanja tal-Lvant, mingħajr mobile u mingħajr mappa, iż-żewġ żgħażagħ jitgħallmu jsiru aktar kun denti hom infushom, isiru jafu x’jiġi eri ħbiberija reċiproka u jesperjenzaw l-eċċitament tal- imħabba żagħżugħa. Ċertament l-aqwa sajf li qatt għexu.

Proġett ta’ The Festival Agency