EVENT: Movie Night – Siegfried Kühn’s “Elective Affinities”
Guys, it’s time for another movie night and some more Goethe inspired programming to celebrate 40 years of Goethe in Atlanta and what better way to do that than to screen Siegfried Kühn’s “Elective Affinities.”
Now, as usual, this film will be accompanied by an introduction – this time by Dr. Peter Höyng, Associate Professor of Germanic Studies at Emory University. Dr Höyng will provide introductory remarks before the film starts along with a wine and cheese reception.
About the film:
During the Napoleonic Wars, Baron Eduard and his wife Charlotte live an reclusive and idyllic life together in an old castle. Driven to boredom by isolation, Eduard invites his friend Captain Otto to come stay, and Charlotte decides to bring her niece Ottilie back from boarding school. Complex and passionate affinities are soon ignited between the four people, leading to tragic consequences. This film, based on Goethe’s classic novel, foregrounds the social implications of personal relationships.
The film will be shown in German with English subtitles.
Approximate length: 102 minutes.
Ready to sign up? Here’s what you need to know:
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
To reserve your place, just click the link below!
We look forward to seeing you there!
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