Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale

November 5, 2023, 11am
Géza, 306 Maujer

In collaboration with Goethe-Institut’s German Film Office, we present Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale, the 2019 German-language animated film directed by Ralf Kukula and Matthias Bruhn. Told from the perspective of a twelve-year-old girl, the film recounts the story of the Peaceful Revolution in 1989, a series of non-violent demonstrations that led to the opening of East Germany’s borders with the West, which later enabled the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Set in East Germany, Fritzi lovingly takes care of her best friend Sophie’s little dog Sputnik, while Sophie’s family is on summer vacation in Hungary. When Sophie doesn’t come back to school that fall, Fritzi and Sputnik set out in search of her. Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale is based on the children’s book of the same name by Hanna Schott and Gerda Raidt, and reveals the difficulties of families who had to decide whether it would be better to stay or leave.

Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale is 86 minutes long and will be shown with subtitles. This screening is free and open to families, caregivers, and children ages 9+. Prior registration is recommended, and drop-ins are welcomed.

This event is presented as part of Kids Kino, a monthly series organized by the German Film Office. Screenings typically take place at the Goethe-Institut, 30 Irving Place, NY, NY, on the first Sunday of the month. Visit for more information.

Image: Film still from Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale