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German Film Festival - Sydney

Posted June 12, 2018, 8:08 a.m. by T

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German Film Festival

May 22 – June 10, 2018

Sydney, Australia.

Not unlike the American Essentials Festival, the German Film Festival showcase new Teutonic cinematic talent from the ole world with exclusive Australian premieres.

In collaboration with German Films, the task of which is to promote German films and culture around the globe, this year’s incarnation celebrated the Palace Cinemas 15-year-anniversary.

The Festival program included a contemporary selection of twenty-six feature films varying from award-winning dramas and box office comedies to documentaries and a selection of short films.

An integral component of the festival was the thirteenth edition of Short Export, which presented six new short films from Germany, ranging from documentary, to animation and experimental fiction.

In addition to the tried and tested parts of the festival, this year’s program presented moving images especially dedicated to families, children and teens.

Curated and championed by the Goethe-Institut, the Kino for Kids sidebar provided a six-film feast running the gamut in terms of artistic and stylistic varieties for young audiences.

Apart from merely showing the movies, this part of the festival was informed by an educational agenda: Schools were invited to foster students’ engagement with German culture and to get them interested in learning the language.

The opening night shindig featured a banquet of German culinary extravaganza followed by the premiere of The Silent Revolution -  against the backdrop of the aftermath of World War II and its implications, it details in a historically accurate manner the act of resistance of some students in 1956 in Eastern Germany.

The Silent Revolution comes hot off the press from having been premiered at the 2018 Berlinale International Film Festival.

A film that set the tone for the festival by making a powerful and timeless statement about the DNA and importance of human interaction in times of political strife, which today is as relevant as ever.

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Photos by @ka.vv

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