Fokus – Films from Germany

Goethe Institut Glasgow presents the 7th edition of its annual Fokus Film Festival. Between 11th and 31st January cinemas around Scotland will be showing a selection of recent films from Germany. GSSN is delighted to present Michael Venus’s Schlaf (Sleep, 2020) on 18th January at 18.30 at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews. The screening is free and you can book tickets here.

Film Screening Ingemo Engström and Gerhard Theuring: Escape Route to Marseille

  We are delighted to announce the screening of Escape Route to Marseille (Ingemo Engström and Gerhard Theuring, 1977) in association with GSSN. The adaptation of Anna Segher’s exile novel Transit will be shown at 14.00 on 4th December at Goethe-Institut London and accompanied by discussion with Professor Laura Mulvey, Dr Michael Temple and Dr Helen Hughes. A screening of the film has been planned for some time, but had to be postponed due … Read more

New GSSN Funding

We are delighted to announce that the German Screen Studies Network has secured a third round of funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of its Promoting German Studies competition. The funding allows us to grow the network in exciting new ways following our move to St Andrews and includes a programme of activities running over the next three years under the heading ‘Media, Cultures, Histories’.

Panel Recordings: Hussein Shariffe (1934 – 2005): Exile and homecoming between London, Cairo and Khartoum

Posted by Ecarter on Dec. 19, 2020 | 0 Comments On December 18–19 2020, three online panel discussions staged at the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) explored the global connections linking Sudanese filmmaker and artist Hussein Shariffe’s film oeuvre to transnational modernisms, and to more proximate British histories of migration, exile, colonial violence, and exilic homecoming. These are the recordings of the events that included Shariffe’s daughter Eiman Hussein, Erica Carter, Liz … Read more

Erica Carter in conversation with Ulrike Ottinger

Posted by Ecarter on Jan. 26, 2020 | 0 Comments Director Ulrike Ottinger in conversation with Professor Erica Carter at Ciné Lumière, Institut français du Royaume Uni. Following the screening of Johanna d’Arc of Mongolia in partnership with the Goethe-Institut London. As part of the Delphine Seyrig: Actress, Director and Activist film season.

Thomas Elsaesser in Discussion: BIMI Essay Film Festival 2018

Posted by Ecarter on March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments Find the recording of this event here: https://soundcloud.com/user-952189740/eff-2018-fourteen-thomas-elsaesser-in-discussion Details: The Sun Island, Thomas Elsaesser, Germany, 2017, Digital/Blu-Ray, 72 minutes, English and German – UK premiere. The screening was followed by a conversation between Thomas Elsaesser and Erica Carter, King’s College London With the support of the Goethe Institute, London, and the German Screen Studies Network In his first film, The Sun Island, Thomas Elsaesser, eminent film … Read more