6 - 7 PM, Nov 18 (2022) (Asia/Calcutta)


(Curveball – A True Story. Unfortunately.)

Director: Johannes Naber
2020, colour, 108 minutes

The barely tenable assertion of an Iraqi asylum seeker made to a bio-weapons expert of the German Federal Intelligence Service that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction suddenly takes on global political significance following the attacks of 11 September 2001 – a satirical lesson on the self-actualisation of "desired" truths.

Johannes Naber
Johannes Naber was born in Baden-Baden in 1971. In 2009 he received the German Film Critics' Prize for his screenplay for the mountaineering drama "North Face". Naber's directorial debut "The Albanian" was awarded the Max Ophüls Prize and the Silver George at the Moscow International Film Festival in 2010.

At the German Film Awards 2015, his film "Age of the Cannibals" was nominated for Best Director and received the Bronze Film Award in the Best Feature Film category as well as the Award for Best Screenplay. The Association of German Film Critics awarded the film the prizes for Best Screenplay and Best Feature Film, Sebastian Blomberg and Devid Striesow were honored as Best Actors. His dark fairy tale film "The Cold Heart" received positive reviews and won German film awards for the best makeup and the best film music.

At the German Film Awards 2021, "Curveball" was awarded bronze for Best Feature Film.

For age group 18 years and above.

Friday Films are the monthly screenings of German films at the Goethe-Instiute / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata. One film is screened every third Friday of the Month from 6.30 pm in the audirtorium of the Goethe-Institut. All films are in German language with English subtitles.

NOTE: The organizers may reschedule, modify or cancel this event at their discretion. Please contact the organizers directly to confirm these details before attending.

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata