Palace Cinemas in collaboration with German Films is excited to again bring the best German-language cinema to you in 2019. Building on the success of last year, this edition will screen 31 feature films expanding to 15 locations and opening with Michael “Bully” Herbig’s Balloon.
With 29 Australian premieres and a festival line-up that includes box office hits and award-winning dramas straight from this year’s Berlinale, the festival is a fantastic celebration of German culture and filmmaking. Including productions from neighbouring Austria and Switzerland, the festival showcases the creativity and diversity of the region. From thrillers and historical productions to feel-good comedies, this year’s films will amuse, inspire and entertain.
Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall in 2019 we’ re pleased to have the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany co-presenting a contemporary selection of German films that take a new look back at the GDR in our programme strand Tear Down The Walls.
A special thank you to our cultural partner the Goethe-Institut who are again presenting KINO FOR KIDS, a showcase of six films for our younger audiences and families as well as co-presenting our “100 Years of Bauhaus” special.
We would also like to thank our generous sponsors and partners for their support. We wish you an entertaining and exciting German festival experience!
The Perth Festival 20th – 23rd Feb More Information and Tickets from The Perth Festival website here
Presented by The Perth Festival in association with West Australian Opera & West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Mozart’s master comedy opera is richly reimagined in a boundary-busting production created by internationally-renowned opera director Barrie Kosky and British theatre group 1927.
Blending animated film and live action in a gloriously ingenious kaleidoscope of 1920s silent movies, Weimar cabaret, dark humour and German expressionism, this visual fantasia is made for film buffs and art lovers, as well as fans of fine opera.
Kosky’s Komische Oper Berlin comes to Australia for the first time, accompanied here by West Australian Symphony Orchestra and 1927’s magical projected animations. Immense three-storey spiders, flappers and demons, butterflies and wolves – this wildly inventive The Magic Flute is like no other.
With its captivating and innovative staging, where film animation interacts with live singers, this production has thrilled audiences around the world. Now Australian audiences have the chance to see this most popular of operas performed as never before.
The World of Food Festival took place on Sunday 18th November 2018 in the beautiful gardens of Government House. Presented by The Consular Corps of WA Inc the festival is a wonderful celebration of our multiculturalism with international food stalls, cultural performances and family activities. Growing in size and popularity each year; last year saw the Festival attract it’s largest attendance. Communities representing over 35 countries participated with over 10 000 people attending to enjoy a fun filled day.
The two German food stalls were in high demand with a wide variety of traditional German food on offer. At the Honorary Consulate stall Leberkaese (Meat loaf), Kartoffelsalat (potato salad) and Flammkuchen (onion pizza) were popular choices. The Teachers Association of German in WA (TAGWA) fundraising stall shared traditional German cakes, biscuits and a raffle for an amazing Christmas Gingerbread House which one lucky winner took home.
The Rhein-Donau Club Childrens’ Dance Group performed German folk dancing. A wonderful performance sharing traditional German culture with the wider community.
The Governor of WA Hon Kim Beazley AC opened the Festival and participated in the event meeting with stallholders, members of the Consular Corps, as well as with the visitors to the Festival.
The Festival will take place again this year in November. Keep up to date on the Facebook page to join in for a fun filled day celebrating our the unique multiculturalism here in Perth.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Australia are offering free information session for students, parents, teachers and school principals. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about study opportunities in Germany.
The DAAD provides grants and scholarships for study and research in Germany. It is the world’s largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers.
The following Sessions are available:
Student Information Sessions
The sessions will suit students from Year 9 to 12.
Date and Time Monday 3 December 2018: 5pm to 6pm
Tuesday 4 December 2018: 5pm to 6pm
Venue Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany
1133 Hay Street, West Perth