A perfect tribute

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is paying a tribute to one of Germany's best known post war novelists — Nobel Prize-winning author Gunter Grass.

He was a man of titanic energy, who always enjoyed the cut and thrust of political debate. Born in 1927, Grass who served in the military became a prisoner of war in 1945. His novels have come to be representative of the generation that grew up in and survived the war. 

Grass who was also a poet, painter, sculptor and playwright, was praised for his “creative irreverence” and “cheerful destructiveness” in his literary works.

In an effort to remember his contribution, his literary works that were always
politically topical and his keen engagement with social and literary causes, the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan has organised a special screening of Oscar Award winner, ‘The Tin Drum’ (Die Blechtrommel) based on Gunter Grass' first novel on June 18, 6.30 pm at its premises, as a tribute to the Nobel Laureate who died recently at the age of 87.

‘The Tin Drum’ directed by Volker Schlondorff , is characterised by surreal imagery, arresting eroticism, and clear-eyed satire.

The film went on to win the Palme d'Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for best foreign language film in 1980 at the 52nd Academy Awards.

Entry is free. There will be only one screening and it is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For details, call 25205305/ 6/7/8 or visit goethe.de/bangalore; facebook.com/goetheinstitut.bangalore.

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