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SPECIAL EVENTS

Focus on Fassbinder

Focus on Fassbinder

Introduction

Celebrating its 40th anniversary with a glorious 4K restoration, Fassbinder’s Lola follows a seductive cabaret singer in her outrageous quest to elevate herself in a world where everything-and everyone-is for sale.

Australian Premiere

A provocative and uncompromising biopic that looks at the intense short life and excesses of iconic New German Cinema auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder - featuring a brilliant performance from Oliver Masucci.

Berlin Calling

Berlin Calling

Australian Premiere

Berlin Bouncer tells the story of Berlin - from a divided city to the party metropolis of today - through the eyes of its most legendary doormen.

Australian Premiere

One man’s romantic encounter with the woman of his dreams turns into a crazy chase through the Berlin night in wild comedy Nightlife, starring Elyas M’Barek and Palina Rojinski.

Australian Premiere

A hilarious adaptation of the best-selling book The Kangaroo Chronicles, written by Marc-Uwe Kling, this comedy revolves around a mediocre musician and a communist Kangaroo who must team up to fight a right-wing politician.

Austrian Cinema

Austrian Cinema

Australian Premiere

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at cultural institution the Vienna State Opera, portraying the variety of often invisible work that enables the world-renowned singers, conductors and musicians to delight their audience.

Australian Premiere
Austrian Event

In conservative 1950s Vienna the youngest son of an established Austrian dynasty of confectionery millionaires discovers the power of love, humour and his own extraordinary ability to shape his realities.

Australian Premiere

A bittersweet odyssey about the many ways of perceiving the world in order to survive, two Chechen refugee children - separated from their mother - try to avert their threatening fate with poetic and unusual means.

Kino for Kids

Kino for Kids

Australian Premiere

A domestic coming-of-age story, a father and daughter fight over travel plans as recent high-school graduate Jette is about to head to Central America for a year of volunteering.

Australian Premiere

After fleeing Munich with his mother shortly before the end of the war, Felix befriends the son of a loyal National Socialist in this coming-of-age war drama about growing up and fitting in.

Australian Premiere

When the cycling-obsessed 13-year-old Madison has to unwillingly swap her racing bike for a mountain bike in the Alps, things go haywire in this sporting adventure.

Australian Premiere

When nine-year-old Max moves to a senior residence with his mother, he is caught up in an exciting investigation, together with the three nursing home residents of Table No. 7.

Australian Premiere

An exciting adventure with a strong environmental message, five young sleuths become embroiled in an eco-conspiracy in their search for a missing oceanographer.

At his new school, an 11-year-old boy bonds over soccer with another newcomer, a 12-year-old Syrian refugee in this sensitive drama of competition and friendship.

New German Cinema

New German Cinema

Australian Premiere

A love letter to East Germany’s DEFA film studios, Dream Factory is a magical and endearing love story of a young actor and dancer torn apart by political events.

Australian Premiere

Reality and fiction intertwine in Electric Girl, a high energy blend of animation and psychological study, in which a slam poet begins to embody the Japanese anime superheroine that she voices.

Cultural and psychological tensions, claustrophobically observed in the workplace and at home, come to a head in Visar Morina’s enthralling thriller about one man’s identity crisis as a foreigner in Germany.

Australian Premiere

In a recently reunified Germany, two detectives investigate the disappearance of teen sisters in a remote town, where it seems like everyone has something to hide.

Australian Premiere

16-year-old Steffi who has been diagnosed with cancer decides to enjoy the time she has left by embarking on a road-trip while her parents (played by Heike Makatsch and Til Schweiger) chase her.

International Premiere

A beguiling fusion of modern romance and futurism, Maria Schrader’s romantic comedy questions what it means to be human, as a scientist agrees to live with a humanoid robot in an extraordinary experiment.

Australian Premiere

Heiner Lauterbach, Jürgen Vogel and Hilmi Sözer star in this feel-good comedy as three fathers who make a pact to save their daughters from their boyfriends.

Australian Premiere

A meticulously arranged visual concerto from acclaimed German actor/director Ina Weisse, this gripping drama stars Nina Hoss as a woman trapped in the pursuit of success. 

Australian Premiere

Told without dialogue but full of poetry, The Bra is an unconventional Cinderella story set in scenic Azerbaijan where a lovable train driver stumbles upon not a crystal slipper but a blue bra.

Australian Premiere

A thrilling drama about a major judicial scandal in the German justice system, Elyas M’Barek stars as a young defence lawyer who unearths a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case.

Australian Premiere

An evening among friends escalates when all phones are put on the table at dinner and secrets cannot be hidden in this biting German box office hit featuring a unique all-star ensemble.

Australian Premiere

Based on a bestselling novel, this epistolary cyber romance is a thoughtful look at the nature of human relationships, starring Nora Tschirner and Alexander Fehling.