Goethe-Institut Hong Kong and Cinematheque・Passion will jointly bring you “KINO@Macao17” this October featuring eight of the latest German feature films, experimental shorts from Berlinale Shorts 1&2, plus three classic films in the “Special Screenings in Macao: New German Cinema”. Let’s enjoy some fine German films with rich emotions and special plot ideas this autumn.

“KINO@Macao17” will be held from 14 – 27 Oct at Cinematheque.Passion. German films filled with sense of humor, social issues and the reflection of wars will be presented to you.

KINO@Macao17 will have 3 parts. Part I brings you eight of the latest German feature films directed by acclaimed German filmmakers and including winners of important awards in film festivals. The opening film is My Blind Date with Life, a comedy based on true events depicting how a young man who has just 5% functional eyesight pursues his dreams. Director Marc Rothemund, who made Sophie Scholl – The Final Days in 2005, was nominated for the 78th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film. Marc Rothemund will visit Macao and meet the audience on 14 Oct during the festival opening. You are welcome to join the one-hour opening party to share the pleasure and have fun.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy four of the six German films nominated for the prestigious 67th German Film Awards, including blockbusters Toni Erdmann, The Bloom of Yesterday, Welcome to Germany, and Wild.

Part II will feature 11 experimental and new shorts from Berlinale Shorts 1&2. Three of these films won key awards.

Part III, which can only be viewed in Macao, is titled “Special Screenings in Macao: New German Cinema”, and includes a film talk.

“New German Cinema” (Neuer Deutscher Film) was a period in German cinema that lasted from the late 1960s into the 1980s. It saw the emergence of a new generation of directors. Their films are characterized by creative plot ideas. Some films criticize modern civilization while others explore the meaning of life. Three classic films directed by three of the most notable and remarkable masters will be featured. They are: Fitzcarraldo (1982) directed by Werner Herzog, World on a Wire (1973), the one-and-only science-fiction film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Death of a Salesman (1985) directed by Volker Schlöndorff.

In addition, to express our heartfelt thanks to the support of cinephiles, we will offer Coffee for KINO@Macao17 Fans. A Sugar Coffee coffee coupon (to redeem Latte/ Cappuccino) will be offered with a purchase of 4 tickets for “KINO@Macao17”. Limited coupons, while coupons last.

A “Film Talk in Macao: New German Cinema” will be held to let the local audience better understand what New German Cinema is. Details of the talk are as follows:

Speaker: Mr Leong I On (a member of Audio-Visual Association – CUT, and a local film critic and cultural affairs worker)
Language: In Cantonese, with English simultaneous interpretation

Date: 15 Oct (Sunday)
Time: 16:00-17:30
Venue: Screening room of Cinematheque.Passion

Entry Method:
Free admission, limited seats, first-come-first-served basis. Please send email to before 12 Oct for prior registration.

For details about the films at “KINO@Macao17”, such as synopses, stills, poster and screening schedule, please see the appendix, or visit Cinematheque.Passion website ( and Facebook page (

Ticketing will start from 16 Sep (Sat), 10 am at the ticket office of Cinematheque.Passion. Ticket price is MOP$60. Full-time students and senior citizens aged 65 or above can enjoy 50% discount. Each purchase of 10 regular tickets or more can also enjoy 20% discount.

Cinematheque.Passion is located at Travessa da Paixão No. 13. The ticket office is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 11:30pm. (Closed on Mondays)
For enquiries, please call at 2852 -2585.


14 Oct~ 27 Oct

Kick Off at Cinematheque.Passion in October Bringing You the Latest Quality German Films and Old Classics

Ticket Prices: 

Ticket price is MOP$60. Full-time students and senior citizens aged 65 or above can enjoy 50% discount. Each purchase of 10 regular tickets or more can also enjoy 20% discount.