Goethe-Institut Toronto: Summer Programming 2021


© ICFF/Lavazza Drive-In International Film Festival

The Goethe-Institut Toronto is excited to take you outside this summer for film screenings and an exclusive downtown walk.

13 July, doors @ 7:30pm EST
ICFF/Lavazza Drive-In International Film Festival at Ontario Place
The Goldfish (Germany 2019, 1h 51min), comedy written and directed by Alireza Golafshan, starring Tom Schilling (Never Look Away) Jella Haase (Berlin Alexanderplatz), Birgit Minichmayr (Everyone Else), Luisa Wöllisch, Kida Khodr Ramadan, and others.
Canadian premiere!

An unlikely band of misfits come together for the greater good: tax evasion. On the way to an appointment, Oliver — a successful portfolio manager — gets into a crash on the highway. He wakes up as a paraplegic, forced to undergo months of rehab to prepare for life in a wheelchair. As he attempts to escape his ‘handicap prison’ with bad WiFi, he stumbles upon a shared apartment for the disabled called the Goldfish Group. He comes up with the perfect idea — using his new friends and a disability bus to smuggle illegal money across the border.

Winner of the Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Direction, this hilarious and tender comedy is available for one night only and spots are limited.

Presented by the Goethe-Institut Toronto, the General Consulate of Germany in Toronto, & the Down Syndrome Association of Ontario

21 July, evening
Ich bin ein Torontonian
Walk and Talk with Shawn Micallef
Free! Register early.

During ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021, this walk & talk will meander through public and semi-public spaces of the lower downtown core and along the waterfront to look at the residential & commercial transformation not unlike that on Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz, discussing rent and affordability, human vs. property rights, and where and how we invest public money, while reflecting on Toronto and Berlin variations of city building, city life, public art and urban memory. (All public health regulations and procedures will be followed closely.)

Commissioned & presented by the Goethe-Institut Toronto

11 August
TOPS and Friends
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show at Fort York

Mark your calendars to join the Goethe-Institut Toronto at Fort York for an outdoor screening of a recent award-winning German drama with two star actors… full reveal in mid-July.
Toronto premiere!

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Program & Media Contact:
Jutta Brendemühl
Program Curator
Goethe-Institut Toronto