From investigative sports doco Dirty Games, to this year's biggest local box-office champion The Most Beautiful Day, James Franco in Wim Wenders’ 3D feature Every Thing Will Be Fine, and winner of the FIPRESCI Grand Prix Toni Erdmann, the 15th German Film Fest Australia (GFF) brings the finest German cinema and international co-productions to Australia.
36 films including 31 features and 5 documentaries, and a kids program of 5 films will screen this
November at Palace Cinemas in Sydney (15-29), Melbourne (17-30), Brisbane (25-30) and Canberra (24-27), with tickets on sale at www.palacecinemas.com.au. With over 25 Australian premieres, the Festival will present hidden gems, retro classics, and school screenings from filmmakers at the forefront of German cinema, and their Swiss and Austrian neighbours.
Goethe-Institut Australia Director, Sonja Griegoschewski said, “2016 is an exciting year for German film. We are extremely proud to present the very best German stories and storytellers from across the world to our Festival audiences. It is also a particularly inspiring year for women, both behind and in front of the camera with Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, Doris Dörrie’s Fukushima, Mon Amour, Julia Jentsch in 24 Weeks, and many more” she said.
Opening and Closing Nights
The latest feature film by multiple-award-winning director Fatih Akin (Head-On, Soul Kitchen) Goodbye Berlin (2016) will take audiences on a road trip through provincial Germany on opening night. The closing night film Varieté (1925) is a new restoration of the classic 1925 silent drama, directed and written by Golden Globe winner Ewald Andre Dupont, about a trapeze artist, played by the first-ever Oscar recipient Emil Jannings.
German Currents (Features)
Please visit www.goethe.de/ozfilmfest/ for more information. FESTIVAL DATES:
CANBERRA 24 – 27 November 2016 Palace Electric
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