1459 German Film Festival 2021

Luna Leederville - session times

Tue 15 Jun - Luna Leederville    
11:00AM  GER21 Fabian: Going to the Dogs  (18 +) 3 hrs 16 mins
4:15PM  GER21 I'm Your Man  (15+) 2 hrs 5 mins
6:30PM  GER21 Next Door  (15+) 1 hr 52 mins
8:30PM  GER21 Dream Factory  (15+) 2 hrs 25 mins
Wed 16 Jun - Luna Leederville    
1:30PM  GER21 The Audition  (15+) 1 hr 59 mins
4:15PM  GER21 God, You're Such a Prick  (15+) 1 hr 58 mins
6:30PM  GER21 The Collini Case  (18 +) 2 hrs 23 mins
9:00PM  GER21 Oskar & Lilli. Where No One Knows Us  (18 +) 2 hrs 2 mins
Thu 17 Jun - Luna Leederville    
11:00AM  GER21 Next Door  (15+) 1 hr 52 mins
4:00PM  GER21 The Perfect Secret  (18 +) 2 hrs 20 mins
6:30PM  GER21 Fabian: Going to the Dogs  (18 +) 3 hrs 16 mins
Fri 18 Jun - Luna Leederville    
11:00AM  GER21 Enfant Terrible  (18 +) 2 hrs 34 mins
4:00PM  GER21 Exile  (18 +) 2 hrs 21 mins
6:30PM  GER21 I'm Your Man  (15+) 2 hrs 5 mins
8:45PM  GER21 Berlin Bouncer  (18 +) 1 hr 50 mins
Sat 19 Jun - Luna Leederville    
11:00AM  GER21 Fabian: Going to the Dogs  (18 +) 3 hrs 16 mins
4:00PM  GER21 The Audition  (15+) 1 hr 59 mins
6:30PM  GER21 Next Door  (15+) 1 hr 52 mins
8:30PM  GER21 The Collini Case  (18 +) 2 hrs 23 mins
Sun 20 Jun - Luna Leederville    
11:00AM  GER21 Dream Factory  (15+) 2 hrs 25 mins
1:45PM  GER21 The Perfect Secret  (18 +) 2 hrs 20 mins
4:30PM  GER21 The Space Between the Lines  (18 +) 2 hrs 23 mins
7:30PM  GER21 Berlin Alexanderplatz  (18 +) 3 hrs 23 mins
Mon 21 Jun - Luna Leederville    
11:00AM  GER21 Next Door  (15+) 1 hr 52 mins
1:15PM  GER21 Grandparenting 101  (M) 2 hrs 4 mins
6:30PM  GER21 I'm Your Man  (15+) 2 hrs 5 mins
8:45PM  GER21 It's for Your Own Good  (M) 1 hr 51 mins
Tue 22 Jun - Luna Leederville    
10:45AM  GER21 Fabian: Going to the Dogs  (18 +) 3 hrs 16 mins
2:15PM  GER21 Next Door  (15+) 1 hr 52 mins
6:30PM  GER21 Grandparenting 101  (M) 2 hrs 4 mins
8:45PM  GER21 The Perfect Secret  (18 +) 2 hrs 20 mins
Wed 23 Jun - Luna Leederville    
11:00AM  GER21 The Collini Case  (18 +) 2 hrs 23 mins
1:30PM  GER21 The Perfect Secret  (18 +) 2 hrs 20 mins
6:30PM  GER21 It's for Your Own Good  (M) 1 hr 51 mins
8:30PM  GER21 I'm Your Man  (15+) 2 hrs 5 mins

Luna On SX - session times

Tue 15 Jun - Luna On SX    
11:15AM  GER21: THE COLLINI CASE  (CTC) 2 hrs 23 mins
2:00PM  GER21: THE KANGAROO CHRONICLES  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
4:30PM  GER21: GOD, YOU'RE SUCH A PRICK  (CTC) 1 hr 58 mins
7:00PM  GER21: FABIAN, GOING TO THE DOGS  (CTC) 3 hrs 16 mins
Wed 16 Jun - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  GER21: I'M YOUR MAN  (CTC) 2 hrs 5 mins
1:20PM  GER21: DREAM FACTORY  (CTC) 2 hrs 25 mins
6:15PM  GER21: ENFANT TERRIBLE  (CTC) 2 hrs 34 mins
9:00PM  GER21: NEXT DOOR  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
Thu 17 Jun - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  GER21: THE AUDITION  (CTC) 2 hrs 14 mins
1:30PM  GER21: THE SPACE BETWEEN THE LINES  (CTC) 2 hrs 23 mins
6:30PM  GER21: OSCAR & LILLI. WHERE NO ONE KNOWS US  (CTC) 2 hrs 2 mins
8:45PM  GER21: GOD, YOU'RE SUCH A PRICK  (CTC) 1 hr 58 mins
Fri 18 Jun - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  GER21: THE PERFECT SECRET  (CTC) 2 hrs 20 mins
1:30PM  GER21: NIGHTLIFE  (CTC) 2 hrs 40 mins
6:30PM  GER21: GRANDPARENTING 101  (CTC) 2 hrs 4 mins
8:45PM  GER21: THE SPACE BETWEEN THE LINES  (CTC) 2 hrs 23 mins
Sat 19 Jun - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  GER21: BACKSTAGE VIENNA STATE OPERA  (CTC) 1 hr 56 mins
1:15PM  GER21: IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD  (CTC) 1 hr 51 mins
6:30PM  GER21: THE PERFECT SECRET  (CTC) 2 hrs 20 mins
9:00PM  GER21: GOD, YOU'RE SUCH A PRICK  (CTC) 1 hr 58 mins
Sun 20 Jun - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  GER21: THE AUDITION  (CTC) 2 hrs 14 mins
1:30PM  GER21: HOW I TAUGHT MYSELF TO BE A CHILD  (CTC) 2 hrs 40 mins
4:30PM  GER21: NEXT DOOR  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
6:45PM  GER21: BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ  (CTC) 3 hrs 23 mins
Mon 21 Jun - Luna On SX    
10:45AM  GER21: FABIAN, GOING TO THE DOGS  (CTC) 3 hrs 16 mins
2:15PM  GER21: IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD  (CTC) 1 hr 51 mins
6:30PM  GER21: GRANDPARENTING 101  (CTC) 2 hrs 4 mins
8:45PM  GER21: THE PERFECT SECRET  (CTC) 2 hrs 20 mins
Tue 22 Jun - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  GER21: THE COLLINI CASE  (CTC) 2 hrs 23 mins
1:30PM  GER21: THE PERFECT SECRET  (CTC) 2 hrs 20 mins
6:30PM  GER21: NEXT DOOR  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
8:30PM  GER21: I'M YOUR MAN  (CTC) 2 hrs 5 mins
Wed 23 Jun - Luna On SX    
11:00AM  GER21: NEXT DOOR  (CTC) 1 hr 52 mins
1:15PM  GER21: GRANDPARENTING 101  (CTC) 2 hrs 4 mins
6:30PM  GER21: I'M YOUR MAN  (CTC) 2 hrs 5 mins
8:45PM  GER21: IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD  (CTC) 1 hr 51 mins

By popular demand screenings just announced: 21 - 23 June!
  • Fabian: Going to the Dogs
  • Grandparenting 101
  • I’m Your Man
  • It's for your own Good
  • Next Door
  • The Collini Case
  • The Perfect Secret

See session times and locations listed below.

2021 GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL FEAST OF FILMS
This is a signature event for German culture celebrating one of Europe’s most prolific filmmaking nations. With a broad range of box office hits, feel-good comedies and award-winning dramas straight from the Berlinale, the festival wants to amuse, inspire and entertain. Screening additionally productions from neighbouring German-speaking countries, the festival showcases the creativity and diversity of the region.

German Film Festival spokesperson Bettina Kinski said, “We're truly excited to return to screens with the latest in German Cinema, something we sadly missed in 2020. The Festival will be a great opportunity for people interested in German language films and culture to reunite and reconnect - and we look forward to welcoming them.”

At the centrepiece of the Festival programme is Fabian: Going to the Dogs (Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde). Straight from its world premiere at the 2021 Berlinale, Dominik Graf’s adaptation of Erich Kästner's iconic 1930s Berlin set novel, sees a dashing idealist played by Tom Schilling find love amidst the twilight hedonism of pre-Nazi Germany.

Other Festival highlights include:

Electric Girl - A high energy blend of animation and psychological study, in which a slam poet begins to embody the Japanese anime superheroine that she voices.

How I Taught Myself to be a Child (Wie ich lernte, bei mir selbst Kind zu sein) - In conservative 1950s Vienna the youngest son of an established Austrian dynasty of confectionery millionaires discovers the power of love, humour and his own extraordinary ability to shape his realities.

Nightlife - One man’s romantic encounter with the woman of his dreams turns into a crazy chase through the Berlin night in this wild comedy starring Elyas M’Barek and Palina Rojinski.

The Audition (Das Vorspiel) - A meticulously arranged visual concerto from acclaimed German actor/director Ina Weisse, this gripping drama stars Nina Hoss as a woman trapped in the pursuit of success.

MULTIPASSES
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GER21: BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (Berlin Alexanderplatz) 183 mins

4163 GER21: BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ A slick modern adaptation of Alfred Döblin's influential 1929 novel, Berlin Alexanderplatz is a poetic fable about the futility of ambition and morality. Francis (the magnetic Welket Bungué) has survived his escape from Guinea Bissau. When he wakes up on a beach in the south of Europe ... More
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GER21: NEXT DOOR (Nebenan) 92 mins

4181 GER21: NEXT DOOR In his darkly comic directorial debut, Daniel Brühl (Good Bye Lenin!, The Falcon & The Winter Soldier) plays a version of himself to skewer celebrity, privilege and the movies. Daniel (a self-deprecating Brühl) leads an enviable life. A famous actor, he lives in a stylish penthouse ... More
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GER21: IíM YOUR MAN (Ich bin dein Mensch) 102 mins

4175 GER21: IíM YOUR MAN The new film from actress and Emmy Award-winning director Maria Schrader (Unorthodox) is a beguiling girl-meets-boy romantic comedy with a provocative twist. Recently separated forty-something Alma (the effervescent Maren Eggert in her Berlinale award-winning performance) is a research scientist ... More
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GER21: THE PERFECT SECRET (Das perfekte Geheimnis) 115 mins

4188 GER21: THE PERFECT SECRET Three women, four men, seven phones, and the question: how well do these friends and couples really know each other? When discussing honesty over dinner, seven friends decide to play a game: everyone puts their phone on the table and everything that comes in must be shared with the others. ... More
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GER21: DREAM FACTORY (Traumfabrik) 125 mins

4166 GER21: DREAM FACTORY It’s summer 1961 and Emil (Dennis Mojen) has just started working as an extra at DEFA Studio Babelsberg when he falls head over heels in love with a French dancer named Milou (Emilia Schüle My Brother Simple GER18) on the sound stage. The pair are made for each other but are torn apart ... More
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GER21: GOD, YOU'RE SUCH A PRICK (Gott, du kannst ein Arsch sein) 94 mins

4172 GER21: GOD, YOU'RE SUCH A PRICK 16-year-old Steffi has graduated from high school and is looking forward to her class trip to Paris where she has promised her boyfriend Fabian the romantic night that she has kept him waiting for since they started dating. Her lifelong plan to join the police forces has already been set up and ... More
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GER21: THE AUDITION (Das Vorspiel) 99 mins

4184 GER21: THE AUDITION A meticulously arranged visual concerto from acclaimed German actor/director Ina Weisse, gripping drama The Audition stars the captivating Nina Hoss as a woman trapped in the pursuit of success. Anna Bronsky (Nina Hoss) is a stern violin teacher at a music-focused high school in Berlin. ... More
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GER21: THE SPACE BETWEEN THE LINES (Gut gegen Nordwind) 123 mins

4189 GER21: THE SPACE BETWEEN THE LINES A modern love story starring Nora Tschirner (A Rabbit Without Ears) and Alexander Fehling (Labyrinth of Lies), The Space Between the Lines is a mature and thoughtful look at the nature of human relationships. Emmi would like to cancel her subscription to “Like” magazine via e-mail. But ... More
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GER21: EXILE (EXIL) 134 mins

4169 GER21: EXILE Cultural and psychological tensions, claustrophobically observed in the workplace and at home, come to a head in Visar Morina’s enthralling thriller about one man’s identity crisis as a foreigner in Germany. After a frustrating day of work, Kosovo-born pharmaceutical engineer Xhafer ... More
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GER21: GRANDPARENTING 101 (Enkel fŁr Anfšnger) 104 mins

4173 GER21: GRANDPARENTING 101 Karin’s (Maren Kroymann, All About Me) retirement life isn't what she hoped. She stopped work to spend more time with her husband Harold (Günther Maria Halmer), expecting that they could travel the world, but they do not. Retired physician Gerhard (Heiner Lauterbach, Cold Feet GER19) has ... More
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GER21: THE KANGAROO CHRONICLES (Die Kšnguru-Chroniken) 92 mins

4187 GER21: THE KANGAROO CHRONICLES When a talking, communist Kangaroo rings his neighbour's doorbell asking for eggs to make pancakes, a struggling musician has no clue that his life is about to turn upside down. This hilarious adaptation of German author and singer-songwriter Marc-Uwe Kling’s best-selling book The Kangaroo ... More
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GER21: OSKAR & LILLI. WHERE NO ONE KNOWS US (Ein bisschen bleiben wir noch) 102 mins

4183 GER21: OSKAR & LILLI. WHERE NO ONE KNOWS US A poignant story of love, family and sibling connection despite difficult circumstances, Oskar & Lilli. Where No One Knows Us follows two siblings who try to avert their threatening fate with poetic and unusual means. Six years ago, eight-year-old Oskar (Leopold Pallua) and 13-year-old Lilli ... More
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GER21: NIGHTLIFE (NIGHTLIFE) 110 mins

4182 GER21: NIGHTLIFE A wild comedy that launches at full speed, Nightlife is an entertaining romp about the misadventures of friends lost in the Berlin night. On a night out bartender Milo (Elyas M‘Barek, also in this year’s The Collini Case) meets the woman of his dreams Sunny (Palina Rojinski, Welcome to ... More
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GER21: FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS (Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde) 176 mins

4170 GER21: FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS Based on Erich Kästner’s iconic novel, director Dominik Graf (Beloved Sisters) re-unites Never Look Away stars Tom Schilling and Saskia Rosendahl for this exhilarating epic set in Berlin in the tumultuous period between the 1929 market crash and the Nazi Party’s rise to ... More
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GER21: THE COLLINI CASE (Der Fall Collini) 117 mins

4186 GER21: THE COLLINI CASE What if a legal system fails to recognise unspeakable crimes? Fresh-off-the-boat attorney Caspar Leinen (Elyas M'Barek, also in this year’s Nightlife) finds himself confronted with a spectacular case when appointed by the court as defence counsel for 70-year-old Italian Fabrizio Collini ... More
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GER21: BACKSTAGE VIENNA STATE OPERA (Backstage Vienna State Opera) 96 mins

4162 GER21: BACKSTAGE VIENNA STATE OPERA The world-famous Vienna State Opera enchants a large audience with spectacular performances every evening. Stephanus Domanig’s fascinating documentary Backstage Vienna State Opera takes us behind the scenes at this cultural institution, showing the often invisible work that enables ... More
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GER21: ENFANT TERRIBLE (Enfant terrible) 134 mins

4168 GER21: ENFANT TERRIBLE In 1967, when 22-year-old Rainer Werner Fassbinder stormed the stage of the ‘Antitheater’ in Munich and seized the theatre production, no one suspected that this brazen nobody would become one of the most important post-war German filmmakers. During his self-destructive life, he ... More
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GER21: ITíS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD (Es ist zu deinem Besten) 91 mins

4176 GER21: ITíS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD A witty comedy from hit director Marc Rothemund (Sophie Scholl: The Final Days) that assembles a brilliant cast on the big screen, It’s For Your Own Good tells the story of three daughters, three admirers and three desperate fathers. Arthur (Heiner Lauterbach, Welcome to Germany and in this ... More
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GER21: BERLIN BOUNCER (Berlin Bouncer) 90 mins

4164 GER21: BERLIN BOUNCER Berlin Bouncer tells the story of Berlin from a divided city to the party metropolis of today through the eyes of its most legendary club bouncers. Frank Künster came to Berlin in the late 1980s to study, while Smiley Baldwin was still guarding the wall as an American GI. Behind the wall lived ... More
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GER21: HOW I TAUGHT MYSELF TO BE A CHILD (Wie ich lernte bei mir selbst Kind zu sein) 140 mins

4174 GER21: HOW I TAUGHT MYSELF TO BE A CHILD A quirky story of growing up, searching for identity and finding one's true self, How I Taught Myself to be a Child is an imaginative coming-of-age film from director Rupert Henning. Paul Silberstein (Valentin Hagg), the youngest son of a refined but deeply strange Austrian dynasty of ... More
Screening: Sun 20 Jun
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