The German Film Festival announces full 2022 program
06.05.2022

The German Film Festival announces full 2022 program

German Film Festival
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Taking place from May 25 – June 19, the German Film Festival has just dropped its full line up of films.

The German Film Festival is bringing 26 films to cinemas across Melbourne, along with special festival guest – director Franziska Stünkel. With new German cinema direct from European festivals, Kino for Kids, a celebratory retro sidebar and new Austrian and Swiss cinema, this year’s festival is set to be bigger than ever. Attending the festival in Melbourne is the award winning director Franziska Stünkel along with a special guest to present her new film Nahschuss (The Last Execution) and participate in a number of Q&As.

What you need to know

  • The German Film Festival has just announced its full line-up of films for 2022
  • The festival takes place from May 25 – June 19
  • It will take place at Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, The Kino, Pentridge Cinema and The Astor Theatre

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The German Film Festival opens this year with Stasikomödie (A Stasi Comedy), which follows a man living a double life as an underground poet and Stasi agent. The Festival Centrepiece this year is Der Passfälscher (The Forger), appearing direct from its Berlinale premiere – a true tale of a Jewish graphic artist in 1940s Berlin who forged IDs to help himself and hundreds of others.

To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Goethe-Institut in Australia, they’re bringing five outstanding films to the cinema from the last five decades, including Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) and Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum). This year’s German Film Festival will take place at participating cinemas, which includes Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, The Kino, Pentridge Cinema and The Astor Theatre.

“Together with Palace, we are pleased to once again present the latest German films to Australian audiences,” states Simone Baumann, the Managing Director for German Films. “The colourful collection of German comedies, dramas and films about German history will be a special experience for all fans of German cinema this year thanks to the presence of director Franziska Stünkel.”

The German Film Festival will run from May 25 – June 19 in Melbourne. For more information, head here.