News

Office closure – Christmas period

our Honorary Consulate will be closed over the festive season

between December 24th, 2019 and January 6th, 2020

In case of emergency please contact the Consulate General in Sydney on 0412 359 826

 

we wish everyone a safe and contemplative Christmas and a healthy start into 2020


German Film Festival 2019

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!

Film ab!

For more information about dates, venues and pricing go to www.germanfilmfestival.com.au


Mozart’s The Magic Flute


AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

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.