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Palace Cinemas is pleased to announce the German Film Festival will be back in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Byron Bay

Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Byron Bay (May 2021 [May 2020 Program Postponed, may resume earlier])

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Happy 75th Birthday to Wim Wenders for August 14th! The celebrated German filmmaker, known for masterpieces such as PARIS, TEXAS and WINGS OF DESIRE, even received special congratulations from The German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier who described him as an 'exceptional artist'. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! 🥳🎥 https://www.dw.com/en/the-eclectic-filmmaker-wim-wenders-at-75/a-54538492
The 77th Venice International Film Festival kicks off on September 2nd and German filmmaker Julia von Heinz' AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD has been selected for competition. It tells the story of 20-year-old Luisa who joins a subdivision of the Antifa to oppose the uprising neo-Nazi movement. With her reckless actions she not only fights against the extreme right, but also tries to impress Alfa, a co-activist she has fallen in love with. Stay tuned for more news! 🍿🇩🇪 https://www.german-films.de/news/news-releases/and-tomorrow-the-entire-world-in-venices-competition/index.html
On this day 60 years ago, Germany lost one of its greats - Hans Albers. Hailing from Hamburg, Albers was an actor and singer and considered one of the most popular German actors of the 20th century. He played big-mouthed strong man Mazeppa alongside Marlene Dietrich in her star-making 1930 classic Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) 🎥🇩🇪
Returning to Palace Cinemas from July 14 is the Alliance Française French Film Festival. Starring German actors Sandra Hüller (TONI ERDMANN, 25km/h) and Lars Eidinger (MACK THE KNIFE, DUMBO, 25km/h), PROXIMA is a compassionate drama about single mother Sarah, the only woman in the European Space Agency astronaut-training program, who is forced to choose between her work and her child when she’s invited upon a year-long space mission – Proxima. Tickets are on sale now 🍿 https://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/fff20-proxima/
Whilst we are pleased to see Palace Cinemas reopening very soon, we regret to announce that due to the events of this year the German Film Festival has had to be postponed. We look forward to presenting a fantastic program in 2021 and encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with all the latest festival news. Visit https://germanfilmfestival.com.au/
Although the Cannes Film Festival had to be cancelled this year, the Official Selection was still released last week. Germany was represented by ENFANT TERRIBLE, a biopic about the late, great filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder. It's directed by Oskar Roehler who also directed OUTMASTERED which you may have seen at last year's festival. Catch the trailer here and fingers crossed for a future release. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUwoLW6e4FU
Fresh from last year's festival, STYX is the story of Rike (Susanne Wolff), a paramedic seeking calm and solitude on a solo yacht trip headed for Ascension Island. What she doesn't bargain for is coming face to face with a vessel filled with distraught refugees. A powerful and gripping tale available to watch on SBS on Demand 🍿 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fC10YUEa90
One of the surprising impacts of the pandemic in Germany has been the overwhelming support of the country’s Autokino (drive-in theatres). We can’t wait to open our doors to you again and share the movie going experience! 🇩🇪🍿 https://www.dw.com/en/drive-in-cinemas-are-booming-in-germany-amid-covid-19-restrictions/a-53295181
How about adding some documentary films to your watch list? We’ve made that easy by partnering with DocPlay to give you an exclusive opportunity to access quality documentaries at home. BAUHAUS SPIRIT: 100 YEARS OF BAUHAUS is a great place to start. Set against the backdrop of the centenary of the movement, this film not only shares art history but that of an era stretching from the early 20th century to modern day. Sit back, relax and visit the link below to access a 45-day free trial. genieße 🍿 http://mad.mn/docplay-palace-cinemas
LABYRINTH OF LIES (Im Labyrinth des Schweigens), is a compelling tale of one man’s search for justice. A young prosecutor in post-war West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures. What he discovers is not only shocking but also reveals many questions from within. Re-visit or experience for the first time on iTunes, Google Play and YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jGxe6auuTg