Apr 282013

Karl Markovics (The lead in the Oscar Winning film The Counterfeiters) makes his directorial début with Breathing, a slow burn and reflective drama which is screening as part of the 2013 Audi Festival of German Film. Is Markovics as good as a writer/director as he is a renowned actor? Find out after the jump.

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Apr 232013

cinema jenin

In the Western world access to the cinema is largely viewed as a right. But imagine living somewhere besieged by conflict, where the joy of visiting cinema has all but been lost. Cinema Jenin: The Story of a Dream is a documentary about bringing the magic of cinema back. Review after the jump.

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Apr 102013

Audi festival of german film

The programme has been launched and tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Audi Festival of German Films. With 45 films and more that 230 screenings, there is sure to be something for everyone. The festival is being held in 8 centres (including Byron Bay and Newcastle!) across Australia in May, with the festival opening on April 30th in Sydney.

The festival is delighted to announce that 5 film makers will be attending as guests in support of their films. Guests include Marten Persail (director of documentary This Ain’t California) and Georg Mass (writer/director of Two Lives).

For information about the films showing, screening times and the fantastic guests, please visit the Festival website at:

To book tickets visit:

Festival dates and venues are as follows:

SYDNEY: 30 April – 14 May Chauvel Cinema, Palace Verona
MELBOURNE: 1 – 15 May Palace Cinema Como, Kino Cinemas
BRISBANE: 3 – 9 May Palace Centro
NEWCASTLE 4 – 5 May Tower Cinemas
CANBERRA: 7 – 12 May Palace Electric Cinema
ADELAIDE: 8 – 13 May Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
PERTH: 9 – 13 May Cinema Paradiso
BYRON BAY: 10 – 12 May Palace Byron Bay