Audi Festival of German Films
With a line-up as tasty as Schnitzel, satisfying as Sauerbraten and enticing as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, it's no wonder that the Audi Festival of German Films 2014 is whetting cinematic appetites! For the event's 13th annual season, Festival Director, Dr. Arpad Sölter and his international jury of movie experts have selected over 50 award-winning and critically lauded features, shorts and documentaries that showcase Germany's multi-layered, vibrant and ever-evolving culture.
Proudly presented by the Goethe-Institut in association with German Films, screening partner Palace Cinemas, and the support of Audi, whose vehicles are a byword for European automotive excellence, the 2014 Festival will take place over two weeks in six luxurious Palace cinema locations across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, commencing in Sydney on 26th of March.
Audaciously ambitious in its scope, this year's programme includes extraordinary dramas, thrillers, comedies, romances, westerns, historical epics, coming-of-age tales and horror-movies, most of which will be screening as Australian premieres. There's also a joyous selection of films for the young and the young-at-heart that the whole family will relish, as well as designated school sessions and numerous special events which, in addition to the Festival's screenings, frame the enormous variety of the Audi Festival of German Films.
Launching the Festival in Sydney and Melbourne will be Banklady, an action crime-drama starring celebrated German actress Nadeshda Brennicke, who will be the Festival's guest-of-honour at the Gala Opening Night events in both cities. Based on a true story, Banklady brings to life the escapades of Gisela Werler, West Germany's first female bank robber who made the transition from shy worker to notorious felon during her heyday in the 1960s.
Festival Dates and Venues:
Sydney: 26 March to 10 April: Chauvel Cinema & Palace Norton Street
Melbourne: 27 March to 11 April: Palace Cinema Como & Kino Cinemas
Brisbane: 28 March to 3 April: Palace Centro
Canberra: 1 April to 6 April: Palace Electric Cinema
The Festival Website will soon be live at: http://www.goethe.de/ozfilmfest