German Film Festival

Here are the top picks from the German Film Festival in Melbourne, with the full schedule below.

After the partner of a policeman is killed he is drawn into a mysterious plot of conspiracy and terrorists.
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When two brothers meet in their family’s isolated house on the coast, previously unresolved issues and tensions are revealed. Marten wants to pick up their jailed mother when she is released after killing their abusive father a few years ago, while Volker cannot forgive the way he was treated by his father and only wants to sell the house and forget the past.
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An elderly couple, married for 62 years, subtly interviewed by their son, reflecting on their marriage leading to surprises how these two got married in the first place.
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Florian is an overweight teenage boy, adored by his mother and abhorred by his macho father. He loves disco music and dressing up in the appropriate clothing. Yet his life undergoes a transformation when his mother has a stroke. How will he and his father get on?
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The darker side of human interaction is revealed in this drama about a group of people that seem to be pursued by bad luck. As the individual storyline develop, a decidedly dark humor pervades the film, revealing a warped view of human existence.
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With her husband leaving, Silvi finally realizes that her rather dull marriage has failed. The 47-year-old woman, now lost and lonely, but also driven by the desire to not be alone, she decides to start over again.
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The documentary explores the role athletes played in the GDR, particularly during the 1960s and 1970s when East Germany was a major competitor at the Olympic Games. The film focuses on the intensive sports program with which the athletes, who were treated like heroes, were involved.
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Justus Neumann revisits Karl Kraus’ satire The Last Days of Mankind (1918) in an inspiring lecture about the absurdity of war and the mistakes that mankind seems to be repeating throughout history.

Melbourne Schedule

@Palace Cinema Como

Thursday 27 March

07.00pm Banklady (Opening Night)

Friday 28 March

Saturday 29 March

Sunday 30 March

02.30pm Music Matinee (Special Event-Musical Sunday)

Monday 31 March

Tuesday 1 April

Wednesday 2 April

Thursday 3 April

Friday 4 April

Saturday 5 April

06.30pm The Last Days Of Mankind (Special Event-Reading Performance)

Sunday 6 April

Monday 7 April

Tuesday 8 April

Wednesday 9 April

Thursday 10 April

Friday 11 April

@Kino Cinemas

Friday 28 March

Saturday 29 March

Sunday 30 March

Monday 31 March

Tuesday 1 April

Wednesday 2 April

Thursday 3 April

Friday 4 April

Saturday 5 April

Sunday 6 April

Monday 7 April

Tuesday 8 April

Wednesday 9 April

Thursday 10 April

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