Good Bye, Lenin!

Poster for Good Bye, Lenin!

Spring 2004 Main series

Sunday, May 2, 2004 at 4:00pm
Sunday, May 2, 2004 at 7:00pm
Monday, May 3, 2004 at 7:00pm

Empire Theatres, New Minas, NS

Directed by


Rated NR · 2h 1m

East Germany, the year 1989: a young man protests against the regime. His mother watches the police arresting him and suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. Some months later, the GDR does not exist anymore and the mother awakes. Since she has to avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat. But the world has changed a lot… Winner of the Blue Angel Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2003, and winner of the Audience Award, Best Feature, Best Actor and Best Director at the 2003 German Film Awards, Good Bye, Lenin! is the highest grossing German film overseas, beating the box office records previously set by Run Lola Run.

“By turns funny, instructive, and sad, Goodbye Lenin! does an admirable job at breathing life into a tumultuous time in [German] history.” – Jurgen Fauth,

“If not as dense as Godard’s Masculin, Féminin, Wolfgang Becker’s Good Bye, Lenin! is an equally playful look at the effects of American globalization abroad.” – Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

“The film’s take on filial love is fresh and affecting. Its political savvy yields sharp insights.” – Erica Abeel, Film Journal International