The legacy of East Germany in film: KS5 German study day

German study day exploring prevalent themes in German cinema.

Good Bye, Lenin! (2003)

10:30am to 3:30pm, 8 and 29 November 2023, BFI Southbank

This study day is aimed at helping KS5 German students build their cultural capital, expand their vocabulary and improve their critical film analysis skills by exploring key themes and styles in contemporary German cinema.

Linked to AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas A Level specifications and touching on set texts Goodbye, Lenin! (2003), The Lives of Others (2007) as well as other contemporary German titles, the day will focus on the legacy of East Germany with and through film. Conducted mainly in German, the morning will consist of a clip-based presentation introducing the theme, teaching film-specific vocabulary in German and analysing key scenes with activities aimed at supporting students in building on their critical film analysis skills. In the afternoon there will be an introduced screening of Goodbye, Lenin!

A resource pack will be available on the day.

Booking information

  • £12.50 per student. Accompanying teachers / adults are charged £1 per 5 students – otherwise student rate applies.
  • £40 for teachers attending without students.
  • To book call 020 7815 1329 and pay using a credit/debit card or download, print and return the booking form with cheque or card details.
  • Schools which have over 20% of students receiving free school meals should ask about a discount when booking.
  • Please book by 12pm the day before the event.
  • We cannot reserve seats, send invoices or accept BACS payments.
  • For any queries, please email