Monday, April 15, 2013

Festival of German Films

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Last year I went along the Festival of German Films to see The Good Neighbor, it was such a great film and I still think about it every so often. Which is why I'm excited about the 12th Festival of German Films with its spectacular cinematic collection, celebrating the rich diversity of Germany’s dynamic and creative film industry hitting Australian shores shortly.

Screening across 8 cities from 30 April until early mid May, the 2013 Festival offers the opportunity to view a wonderful collection of recent German contemporary cinema. Showcasing over 230 screenings across eight distinct with aptly titled categories from Eastern Promises, Retro, German Currents and Kraut Pleasers to Hot Docs, Russian Roulette, Our Neighbours and Kinder Kapers.

Under the guidance of the Festival’s director, Dr. Arpad Sölter, 45 films will be screened during the festival. Including the anticipated Two Lives, from writer/director Georg Maas, a thrilling drama that seeks to discover the true  identity of a woman whose mysterious past lies in the buried secrets of a wartime liaison between a  Norwegian woman and a German soldier. Included in the line-up is also Bliss, Breathing, Dreileben Trilogie, Break-Up Man, Russendisko, Maercy, German Sons, This Ain’t California and other films.

Whether like me you are into German films or simply a fan of good cinema, then it’s worth your while to book yourself some tickets (if not all) to the films in this year’s Festival of German Films.

Festival dates and venues are as follows:
SYDNEY: 30 April – 14 May, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Verona
MELBOURNE: 1 – 15 May, Palace Cinema Como, Kino Cinemas
BRISBANE: 3 – 9 May, Palace Centro
NEWCASTLE: 4 – 5 May, Tower Cinemas
ADELAIDE: 8 – 13 May, Palace Nova Eastend Cinema
PERTH: 9 – 13 May May, Cinema Paradiso
CANBERRA: 7 – 12 May, Palace Electric Cinema
BYRON BAY: 10 – 12 May, Palace Byron Bay

For more information make sure you visit the festival website at www.goethe.de/australia

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