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Gulf German Film Festival

Film lovers in the UAE, Bahrain and Oman will see the first edition of the GULF GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL from November 19 – 21, 2020, presented by the German Embassy in Abu Dhabi in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. Screening groundbreaking new German language movies, ranging from art-house films to box-office hits, and from children’s matinees to late-night movies, this star-studded event invites an audience of all stripes.

The GULF GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL will kick off with UNDINE by Christian Petzold, one of Germany’s most beloved auteurs. The film premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. UNDINE is followed by GUNDERMANN, a film about the extraordinary life of an East German singer-songwriter by acclaimed director Andreas Dresen.

Other festival highlights include A HIDDEN LIFE by Terrence Malick and SYSTEM CRASHER, Nora Fingscheidt’s intense social drama about nine-year-old Benni whose anger issues hinder her from finding permanent care.

For more information about the films, the full schedule and how to watch the films online please visit

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