German Cinema Series 2017-18: Goethe! (Young Goethe in Love)
21/11/2017, 18:30 - 20:30
A film screening of Goethe! (Young Goethe in Love) as part of the German Cinema Series 2017-18.
Germany 1772 – the young and tumultuous Johann Goethe aspires to be a poet but after failing his law exams, is sent by his father to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. At first, he tries to do his best and wins the praise and friendship of his superior Kestner but then, Lotte enters his life and nothing is the same as before. Johann is unaware that Lotte is in fact already engaged to Kestner. The dramatic and unfulfilled love between the poet and Lotte was the template for his masterpiece “The Sorrows of Young Werther.”
This film is in German with German subtitles (Germany, 2010, 100 minutes).
Especially recommended for students and staff interested in the concept of Storm & Stress and enjoy a light-hearted take on the early life of the famous German poet.
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