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Cinema in the original on Christmas Day

in Movies/What's on
Want some fresh air and an alternative to Christmas TV? Go to the cinema! (Photo: public domain)
Want some fresh air and an alternative to Christmas TV? Go to the cinema! (Photo: public domain)

As an alternative to the living room and Christmas TV, you can go to the cinema in Leipzig today and watch an international film in its original glory – meaning not dubbed in German. This post includes showtimes, trailers, ratings, as well as plot and review blurbs, for the 6 movies listed under this category on December 25th.

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Carmen review: “opera as it should be”

in Opera/What's on

“If you don’t usually go to the opera and want to give it a try, go and see Carmen in Leipzig [for] what ‘opera’ – that peculiar mix of literature, theatre and music – can and should accomplish. However, if you’re an expert, whether or not you’ll appreciate the show will, as illustrated by the critics’ contradicting each other, depend on your personal taste.”

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Blinde Farben: “deep blues, warm ochres, vivid pinks”

in Arts/Philosophies

“It is in these places where we find the true spirit of creativity, where the magic happens and people from all walks of life gather to warm their souls and stare into the flames for a while.” Blinde Farben Exhibition, Tretjakow Gallery, Lindenau. Runs until 21 Dec.

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Christmas trivia at Weihnachtsmarkt

in Culture / Entertainment/My Leipzig
Why not source material from a Christmas-themed walking tour and then organize a trivia evening with your friends or family this holiday season? (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)
Why not source material from a Christmas-themed walking tour and then organize a trivia evening with your friends or family this holiday season? (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)

For this Tuesday evening tour along the main strips of the Leipzig Christmas Market, the people from Free Walking Tour Leipzig promise to answer “everything you wanted to know about Christmas but were afraid to ask.”

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Mr. and Mrs. Love: post-show interview

in Reviews/Theater
Actors Peter Seaton-Clark (Mr. Love) and Nicola Chapman (Adelaide). Photo by Dirk Brzoska.
Actors Peter Seaton-Clark (Mr. Love) and Nicola Chapman (Adelaide). Photo by Dirk Brzoska.

“Both brilliantly portrayed, the characters quickly enthrall us with their personal stories and the saga that develops as they try to navigate their changing relationship. The [venue’s] intimacy and cosy atmosphere… lends the perfect setting to this dramatic story of love and deception that plays out in Edwardian London.” Get some personal insights from one of the stars here, and catch it this Friday or Saturday at Neues Schauspiel.

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Warst Du Kind genug? Lena Inosemzewas Malerei

in Arts/Philosophies

Part 4 of our German series on local-based artists: “Lena Inosemzewa stellt uns Kindertage hinter verwischten Scheiben vor. Scheinbar ungewollte Flecken, Tupfen und Tropfen bilden hier eine Patina, ein Gegengewicht zur erinnerten Zeit.”

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