On the 16th November 2016, Mount Mercy College Transition Year, 5th Year and 6th Year students of German attended the Cork Film Fest Schools Screening of the German movie ‘Charlene macht Schluss’ (‘About A Girl’). This movie encompasses themes of love, family, friendship, coming of age, death and ultimately hope in a sensitive and highly evocative manner.
Festivals: Rio de Janeiro 2014, Gijón 2014, Cleveland 2015, BUFF Malmö 2015, Stockholm Junior 2015, Dallas 2015, Zlín 2015
Awards: Enfants Terribles Award Best Feature film (over 13) Gijon 2014, Bavarian Film Prize 2014 (Best Upcoming Actress: Jasna Fritzi )
Director: Mark Monheim
Recommended age: 15+
On Tuesday the 10th November 2015, senior MMC students of German attended a special schools’ screening of the German movie “Elser – 13 Minutes” at the Gate cinema in Cork city as part of the Cork Film Fest. This 2015 movie, directed by “Downfall” director Oliver Hirschbiegel, is based on true events.
Georg Elser was a carpenter who tried to assassinate Hitler during his address to a Nazi Party meeting in 1939. However, due to a 13-minute mistiming of a time-bomb, the assassination attempt failed. Elser was subsequently arrested, interrogated and tortured. Through torture, he presented the motivation which led to such drastic action.
Elser 13 minutes (German: Elser – Er hätte die Welt verändert)
Release dates: February 2015 (Berlin), 9 April 2015 (Germany)
Running time: 114 minutes
Screened at 65th Berlin International Film Festival