Kafka Festival


3rd June 2014 was the 90th death anniversary of Prague’s great writer Franz Kafka. On this occasion, the Goethe-Institut launched a three-day Kafka Festival, the first of its kind in Thailand.

 On the opening night, the ambassadors of Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic all spoke on the topic of “My favourite Kafka quote”. The evening saw many cultural highlights, among them a scenic reading of the two Kafka texts “Homecoming” and “On the Gallery” by students of RIS Swiss Section’s Grade 11. Monika Eberl had rehearsed with them for what was to become a brilliant performance very positively commented on by many guests during the following reception. The Goethe-Institut thanked our students with a whole basket full of books.
The performance goes to show that each generation rediscovers the classics in their own way – and that Kafka is still being read, 90 years after his death.

Photos from Sorapong Sawawiboon