Catch a movie with your entire family on the grass lawn at Botanic Gardens! Goethe-Institut Singapore presents “The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter“, a movie based on a famous children’s book by the late German writer, James Krüss.
Timm Thaler is poor, but he laughs a lot, and often. His laughter is so charming and contagious that the diabolical Baron Lefuet wants, at all costs, to have the laughter for himself. And so the world’s richest man makes the boy a dubious offer: if Timm agrees to sell him his laugh, he’ll win every bet he ever makes in the future. After hesitating at first, Timm signs the contract. But though he can now seemingly fulfill his every wish, without his laughter, he is a different person.
Of all of Timm’s friends, only Ida and Kreschimir continue to stick with him. Together they hope to rescue Timm from the clutches of the baron and win back his inimitable laughter.
Screening will be held at Eco Lake Lawn, Eco Garden (Nearest entrance: Bukit Timah Gate, 5 mins walk from Botanic Gardens MRT)
Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569