The Goethe-Institut is Germany’s cultural institute which operates worldwide. It promotes knowledge of the German language as well as international cultural cooperation.
The space in Prague city centre regularly holds screenings in the original German with Czech subtitles. Cinemagoers can enjoy films of all genres, such as documentaries, comedies, children’s movies and musicals. You can also enjoy refreshments before the film in the nice cinema café.
Greetings from Fukushima
On the 11th of March, an interesting film about the Fukushima nuclear accident will be screened. The raw story describes a fragile friendship between an ageing geisha and a young German woman, and contains tears as well as laughter.
Marie travels to Fukushima in Japan to help the local population recover from the 2011 nuclear disaster. Her task is to help people affected by disaster, who are still living in emergency accommodation even years after the accident.
However, she soon realises that she chose the wrong path. When she decides to leave again, she meets the stubborn Satomi, the last geisha in Fukushima, who returned to her own destroyed house in the forbidden zone despite the ban.
Come to find out the rest of the story about a very personal meeting of two different women, who have each lived through their own difficulties. Admission is free.
The film premiered at the Berlinale 2016, where it was nominated for the German Film Award, and the starring actress Rosalie Thomass won the Bavarian Film Prize for her role.
Further information can be found at the Institut’s website: https://www.goethe.de/ins/cz/de/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21752710. The website is in German and Czech.