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Win a Double Pass to the German Film Festival!

After a break last year, German-made and co-produced films return in a nationwide festival to Australian cinemas showcasing the best cinematic talent Germany has to offer and boasting a program curated with exclusively Australian premieres. In collaboration with German Films (the national information and advisory centre for the promotion of German films worldwide), Palace Cinemas is giving the 15-year-old German Film Festival a fresh start in 2018.   //   The Festival ...

The nationwide German Film Festival to return to Australia in this month!

The Festival program includes a contemporary selection of 26 feature films varying from award-winning dramas and box office comedies to documentaries and a selection of short films. Now in its 13th edition, Short Export 2018 presents six outstanding new short films from Germany, ranging from documentary, to animation and experimental fiction.   //   Additionally, this year’s program includes films especially dedicated to families, children and teens. Presented by the ...

The Boy Downstairs Movie Review

The story is told in a non-linear way as we follow the rocky relationship of Diana (Zosia Mamet of Girls fame) and Ben (Matthew Shear). Their on and off and on again approach to dating is almost as frustrating as an almost complete void of being able to communicate with either themselves and each other. It leads to some deliciously misdirected dialogue. The reality of the actual exorbitant cost of living in New York City is never addressed. It’s left to the imagination how these ...

American Essentials Film Festival touring the country this May!

Opening nationally with Sophie Brooks’s directorial debut THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS featuring Girls star Zosia Mamet as Diana, an ambitious, aspiring writer who finds the perfect Brooklyn apartment only to discover that her new downstairs neighbour is her ex-boyfriend. Join us at the opening night for a New York style bite and live music. The strong program features hard hitting dramas including: 55 STEPS - based on the true story of the friendship between lawyer Colette Hughes (Hilary Swank) ...

The Spanish Film Festival Returns for 2018 with a stellar lineup!

The twenty-day festival, which showcases 25 films, will close with Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece PAN’S LABYRINTH. The visionary Mexican director recently took home four Academy Awards including Best Film and Best Director with a further nine nominations for his whimsical and spellbinding underwater romance The Shape of Water. To celebrate this incredible achievement, we’re bringing his beloved dark fairy-tale back to the big screen to close the 21st Festival. Special event ...

The Apia Young at Heart Film Festival 2018 now screening around the country!

With 16 films scheduled across 11 venues in 5 cities, the Apia Young at Heart Film Festival is dedicated to seniors, but the curated program will appeal to discerning film lovers of all ages. This year, early evening sessions have been added to the schedule, making the festival even more accessible for everyone. Highly anticipated festival favourites include: On Chesil Beach in which Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Billy Howle star as Florence and Edward, a young couple on their honeymoon ...

Two Minutes to Midnight: Nuclear Cinema at GoMA

The program encompasses multiple genres and cinematic forms, including gripping depictions of human survival (Barefoot Gen 1983), merciless satires (Dr. Strangelove 1964), unflinching dystopian prophecies (Letters from a Dead Man 1986), and radioactively tinged science fiction (La Jetée 1962). Using the frameworks of traditional feature films, animation, experimental and short cinema, these works explore a topic that is frightening, mesmerising, and almost unimaginable.   // ...

Plunge into the energy of the Ocean Film Festival Australian Tour!

Meet the characters and creatures of the environment that gave us life: the ocean. Through nine short and medium-length films, share an evening of raw power, overflowing passion, and deep respect at the Ocean Film Festival World Tour. “These films are made by surfers, divers, sailors, and swimmers who feel compelled to share their connection to the water with us,” says Festival director, Jemima Robinson. “Through two hours of deep-water spear-fishing, big-wave riding, cross-oc...

Win Tickets to the Cine Latino 2017 Film Festival!

CINE LATINO, Australia’s largest festival of Latin American cinema will descend on Palace Cinemas nationally from 14 November. In its second year, the program of 26 titles represent the best films from Central and South America. Opening the festival is Mexican director Roberto Sneider’s YOU’RE KILLING ME SUSANA (ME ESTÁS MATANDO SUSANA). The twisty-turny travails of marital tension and infidelity get fleshed out in this comedy starring Gael García Bernal (Neruda) and Verónica ...

Japanese Film Festival 2017 Returns for Another Year!

With each city’s program carefully curated by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, the 2017 Festival will present the most exciting new films direct from Japan, including comedies, samurai and yakuza action, manga adaptations, romances, drama and much more. The Festival will open in true Japanese style with MUMON: THE LAND OF STEALTH, an action-packed film about a deadly ninja with unmatched strength who accidentally triggers a deadly battle between a warlord’s army and the ninjas in his ...