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Films

Opening Night Film

Opening Night Film
Das schweigende Klassenzimmer
Australian Premiere
Drama
Based on 1956 true events and from acclaimed director Lars Kraume, a group of East German high school students stage a silent protest with far-reaching consequences.

Special Event

Special Event
Licht
Australian Premiere
Drama
An enthralling account of the life of a blind pianist whose partially restored sight witnessed a loss in her musicality.

Closing Night

Closing Night
Der Himmel über Berlin
Fantasy / Drama
A visionary classic of German cinema that still resonates today, Wim Wenders’ 1987 drama follows two angels perched high above Berlin who listen to the thoughts of the mortals below.

Contemporary Selection

Contemporary Selection
Australian Premiere
Drama
Nominated for the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, this story of young romance follows two university students on a road trip across Europe.
Contemporary Selection
Australian Premiere
Drama / Comedy
In this witty dark comedy, two people who think that their life is not worth living anymore form a life-changing friendship in Amsterdam after a chance encounter.
Contemporary Selection
Australian Premiere
Drama / Mystery
Vicky Krieps, breakout star of Phantom Thread and Frederic Lau star in this atmospheric mystery about an outsider who arrives in a small Luxemburg town that is hiding a dark secret.
Contemporary Selection
Hannas schlafende Hunde
Australian Premiere
Drama
Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Elisabeth Escher, a 9-year-old girl raised Catholic in a 1960s provincial Austrian town discovers that she is actually Jewish.
Contemporary Selection
In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts
Australian Premiere
Drama
A birthday gathering is memorable for all the wrong reasons in this historical tragicomedy, as an East German family attempts to celebrate their Communist patriarch on the eve of the Berlin Wall’s collapse.
Contemporary Selection
Simpel
Australian Premiere
Comedy / Drama
After their mother dies, Ben and his younger 22-year old brother Barnabas who has an intellectual disability set out to find their father, in this touching drama based on the French bestseller.
Contemporary Selection
Paula - Mein Leben soll ein Fest sein
Australian Premiere
Biography / Drama
Pioneering female painter Paula Modersohn-Becker is portrayed in loving, colourful strokes by Carla Juri (Morris from America) in this engaging German biopic.
Contemporary Selection
Leanders letzte Reise
Australian Premiere
Drama
This gripping and touching drama about the long shadows of the past follows a 92-year-old former German Army officer as he searches for the woman he loved long ago.
Contemporary Selection
Drei Zinnen
Australian Premiere
Drama
A superbly crafted and utterly gripping drama starring Bérénice Bejo and Alexander Fehling about a seemingly idyllic family on holiday in the Italian Dolomites.

Kino For Kids

Kino For Kids
Australian Premiere
Drama
17-year-old Jana has a congenital heart defect. To defy fate, Jana seeks out every challenge and wild adventure, but everything changes when she meets the untamed stallion Rock My Heart.