Presenting a wonderfully audacious collection of contemporary German cinema, the 12th annual Audi Festival of German Films at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, celebrates the rich diversity of one of Europe’s most dynamic and creatively renowned cultures.
Showcasing a diverse slate of film and documentaries from inspiring thrillers to wry comedies and critically lauded feature dramas, the Festival comes to Adelaide, 8 – 13 May 2013.
Presented by the Goethe-Institut in association with German Films, screening partner Palace Cinemas, and the generous support of Audi, Festival Director, Dr. Arpad Sölter has crafted a colourful programme of dramas, comedies, documentaries and children’s film – presenting something for everyone.
Two Lives, from writer/director Georg Maas, who will be one of the Festival’s many international guests, will launch the event in Adelaide. Starring the legendary Liv Ullmann, along with Ken Duken and Juliane Köhler, Two Lives is 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.
Special event screenings include Q & A screenings of New Found Land and Pathfinders with writer/director Georg Maas
Additional Festival highlights include:
From filmmaker Doris Dorrie (Cherry Blossoms) comes Bliss, an uncompromising study of the consuming love between Irina, an illegal Macedonian immigrant who sells her body on the streets of Berlin, and Kalle, a homeless man.
Directed by actor Karl Markovics (The Counterfeiters) Austria’s entry in the Foreign Language Oscar category tells the story of Roman Kogler, a 19-year-old ward-of-the-state living in a detention centre following a serious crime. As part of the centre’s day release program, Roman’s only hope for rehabilitation comes when he is offered the position of assistant undertaker at the local morgue.
Directed by three of Germany’s leading filmmakers, Christian Petzold, Dominik Graf and Christoph Hochhäusler, this intriguing trilogy of films, each plays upon figures of three, to form a series of subtle repetitions and triangulations of characters and events.
Set amidst the Austrian Alps, this Robinson-Crusoe like drama tells the story of a woman who becomes separated from the rest of humanity by an invisible, impenetrable wall. A metaphor rich mediation on loneliness, fear and survival, based on the acclaimed 1963 novel by Marlen Haushofer.
The 2013 AUDI FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS screens exclusively at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, 8-13 May 2013.
An e-version of the 2013 AUDI FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS program is available for viewing at www.issuu.com/goetheaustralia/docs/afgf2013_minimag
For further information please visit the Festival website at www.goethe.de/ozfilmfest