The Audi Festival of German Films returns to Sydney for its 13th season, showcasing over 50 award-winning features, shorts and documentaries which offer an insightful journey into German culture.
This is the biggest festival of German films outside of Germany and an ambitious premiere programme has been assembled including dramas, thrillers, comedies, historical epics, westerns and horror movies.
Highlights include Exit Marrakech, the story of an estranged father and son facing their resentments and reconnecting during a road trip in Morocco.
Gold is an adventure which centres on German immigrants searching for gold in late 19th century Canada and Bela Kiss: Prologue is a horror film about the ghostly haunting of a bank robber’s hideout.
Documentaries include the inspiring My Way To Olympia, which tells of five athletes competing at the 2012 London Paralympics and The Family, detailing the murders of East Germans who attempted to cross the Berlin Wall.
There are many Q&A sessions with attending European guests and special events including horror parties, live music/film nights and Moroccan-themed screenings. (MM)
Mar 27-Apr 11, Chauvel Cinema, Oxford St & Oatley Rd, Paddington, (02) 9361-5398; Palace Norton Street, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt, (02) 9564 5620, $15.50-82 (5 film pass), goethe.de/ozfilmfest