This month, the Goethe Institut presents GOETHE FILMS series at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Whether you’re interested in exploring the streets of modern-day Berlin or want to visit different periods in German history, this mini film fest will give you terrific insight into life in Germany.

Kuhle Wampe (Dudow & Brecht), Life Is All You Get (Becker & Tykwer) and Pool of Princesses (Blümner) show the young, rebellious and precarious city, taking you from Müggelsee to Kreuzberg and across eight decades.

We think you’ll especially dig Pool of Princesses, screening on March 18th. Shot and set in 2007, this coming-of-age film follows three fifteen-year-old girls who’ve grown up on the rough side of Berlin. Variety Magazine describes it as, “A wonderfully revealing look at contemporary teens as well as present-day Kreuzberg.” (One of our favourite neighbourhoods in the city.)

Located at University and Simcoe, the Goethe Institut is a centre for German art, language and culture in Toronto. If you can’t make the films at TIFF Bell Lightbox, check out other programming they offer including culture talks, art exhibitions, book club discussions and a wonderful variety of language courses.

For film schedule, go to the Goethe Insitut website.