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German Film Festival 2019 - Banner NZ© Goethe-Institut

German Film Festival 2019

The 11th German Film Festival will take place from 22 August until 15 September 2019. Discover and enjoy new film productions from Austria, Switzerland and Germany in six New Zealand cities.


Films

All About Me © UFA Fiction

All About Me

Ruhr Valley, Germany, 1972. Hans-Peter is a pudgy nine-year-old. At first sight he might not be the most popular guy, but he has a talent for making others laugh. However, dark shadows soon loom over the boy’s everyday life as his once cheerful mum becomes more and more depressed. More...

Gundermann © Peter Hartwig, Pandora Film

Gundermann

The hero/anti-hero Gundermann wants to be a good worker, great husband, caring father, artist, clown, and politician – in fact, he is everything at the same time. And the type of person who can't help rubbing others up the wrong way. More...
 

Rocca Changes the World © Warner Bros., Entertainment

Rocca Changes the World

Brave, funny, and one of a kind: that’s Rocca. Rocca is 11 years old and lives a rather unique life. While her dad is watching over her as an astronaut from outer space, Rocca lives alone with her squirrel and is attending a normal school for the first time in her life. More...

Swimming © Anne Bolick

Swimming

SWIMMING is the story of Elisa and Anthea, two very different girls, whose friendship gives them orientation and stability in the most difficult time of their young lives. They develop a game – which turns them from victims into offenders. More...

The Border Fence © Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

The Border Fence

In concentric circles starting from the driveable border of the Brenner, the documentary THE BORDER FENCE measures the surroundings that were the scene of a shift in inner-European policy. More...

The Reformer. Zwingli © Aliocha Merker

The Reformer. Zwingli - A Life's Portrait

His life’s work made him world famous: within a few years, Huldrych Zwingli, the main proponent of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland, turned the entire city of Zurich and a firmly established canon of values upside down. More...


Cities

22.08.2019 | 6:30 pm | All About Me
23.08.2019 | 6:30 pm | The Border Fence
24.08.2019 | 4:00 pm | Swimming
24.08.2019 | 6:30 pm | Gundermann
25.08.2019 | 4:00 pm | Rocca Changes the World
25.08.2019 | 6:30 pm | The Reformer. Zwingli - A Life's Portrait

Len Lye Centre / Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
42 Queen Street, New Plymouth
Phone: 06 7596060
Website: www.govettbrewster.com
Festival entry is free and tickets can be picked up on the day for screenings on that day only. First come, first served.
 
24.08.2019 | 12:30 pm | All About Me
24.08.2019 |   3:00 pm | The Border Fence
25.08.2019 | 10:15 am | Swimming
25.08.2019 | 12:30 pm | The Reformer. Zwingli - A Life's Portrait
25.08.2019 |   3:00 pm | Gundermann
26.08.2019 | 12:30 pm | Rocca Changes the World            

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
30 The Octagon, Dunedin
Phone: 03 4743240
Website: dunedin.art.museum
Festival entry is free and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
 
30.08.2019 |  6:00 pm | All About Me
30.08.2019 |  8:00 pm | Gundermann 

Suter Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson
Tel: 03 5483885
Webseite: suter.statecinemas.co.nz

Festival entry is free and tickets can be picked up on the day for screenings on that day only.  First come, first served. Online bookings are available (a non-refundable booking fee of $1 per ticket applies, with max $4 per booking) via the State Cinemas/ Suter Theatre website, but tickets must be picked up at least 30 mins prior to the screening, otherwise tickets will be released again.

Check on the day for tickets even if “sold-out” online! This may refer to only 50% of tickets.
 
30.08.2019 | 12:00 pm | Christchurch Art Gallery | Rocca Changes the World

30.08.2019 | 6:15 pm | Lumière Cinema | All About Me
31.08.2019 | 3:30 pm | Lumière Cinema | The Border Fence
31.08.2019 | 6:15 pm | Lumière Cinema | Gundermann
01.09.2019 | 3:30 pm | Lumière Cinema | Swimming
01.09.2019 | 6:15 pm | Lumière Cinema | The Reformer. Zwingli - A Life's Portrait

Christchurch Art Gallery
49 Worcester Blvd, Christchurch
Phone: 03 9417382
Website: www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz
Festival entry is free and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Lumière Cinemas
Arts Centre
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 3650066
Website: lumierecinemas.co.nz/
Festival entry is free and tickets can be picked up on the day for screenings on that day only. First come, first served. Online bookings are available (a non-refundable booking fee of $1.50 per ticket applies, due to the ticketing system the ticket appears with a cost of $1 and a booking fee of $0.50) via the Lumière Cinemas website, but tickets must be picked up at least 30 mins prior to the screening, otherwise tickets will be released again.

Check on the day for tickets even if “sold-out” online! This may refer to only 50% of tickets.
04.09.2019 |   6:15 pm | All About Me
05.09.2019 | 12:30 pm | Rocca Changes the World (School Screening)
05.09.2019 |   6:15 pm | The Border Fence
06.09.2019 |   6:15 pm | Swimming
07.09.2019 |   6:15 pm | Gundermann
08.09.2019 |   2:30 pm | Rocca Changes the World
08.09.2019 |   5:00 pm | The Reformer. Zwingli - A Life's Portrait

Light House Cinema Cuba
29 Wigan Street, Wellington
Phone: 04 3853337
Website: www.lighthousecinema.co.nz
Festival entry is free and tickets can be picked up on the day for screenings on
that day only. First come, first served. Tickets can be pre-booked via phone and online bookings are available via the Light House Cinema website – max. two tickets per person. All tickets must be picked up at least 30 mins prior to the screening, otherwise tickets will be released again.

Check on the day for tickets even if “sold-out” online! This may refer to only 50% of tickets.
 
12.09.2019 |   6:00 pm | All About Me
13.09.2019 | 12:30 pm | Rocca Changes the World (School Screening)
13.09.2019 |   6:00 pm | The Border Fence
14.09.2019 |   3:30 pm | Swimming
14.09.2019 |   6:00 pm | Gundermann
15.09.2019 |   3:30 pm | Rocca Changes the World
15.09.2019 |   6:00 pm | The Reformer. Zwingli - A Life's Portrait

Academy Cinemas
44 Lorne Street, Auckland
Phone: 09 3732761
Website: www.academycinemas.co.nz

Festival entry is free and tickets can be picked up on the day for screenings on that day only. First come, first served. Online bookings are available (a non-refundable booking fee of $1.50 per ticket applies, due to the ticketing system the ticket appears with a cost of $1 and a booking fee of $0.50) via the Academy Cinemas website, but tickets must be picked up at least 30 mins prior to the screening, otherwise tickets will be released again.

Check on the day for tickets even if “sold-out” online! This may refer to only 50% of tickets.
 

German Film Festival Programme

GFF 2019 Programm Cover © Goethe-Institut


Kinos & Tickets

Please refer to your cinema for ticketing procedures as these differ from venue to venue. 50% of tickets may be made available for pre-bookings (if your local cinema offers this service), the remaining tickets will only be available on the day of each screening. So it is worthwhile checking with your cinema on the day whether tickets are available as the screenings may show "sold-out" online.

 

NEW PLYMOUTH (FESTIVAL DATES: 22-25 August 2019)

Len Lye Centre / Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
42 Queen Street, New Plymouth
Phone: 06 7596060
Website: www.govettbrewster.com

Festival entry is free and tickets can be picked up on the day for screenings on that day only. First come, first served.

 
DUNEDIN (FESTIVAL DATES: 24-26 AUGUST 2019)

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
30 The Octagon, Dunedin
Phone: 03 4743240
Website: http://dunedin.art.museum

Festival entry is free and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

 
NELSON (FESTIVAL DATE: 30 AUGUST 2019)

Suter Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson
Phone: 03 5483885

Website: https://suter.statecinemas.co.nz

Festival entry is free and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served
basis. Online bookings are available (a non-refundable booking fee of $1 per ticket applies, with a maximum of $4 per transaction) via the Suter Theatre / State Cinema website, but tickets must be picked up at least 30 mins prior to the screening, otherwise tickets will be released again.

 
CHRISTCHURCH (SCHOOL SCREENING: 30 AUGUST 2019, 12PM)

Christchurch Art Gallery
49 Worcester Blvd, Christchurch
Phone: 03 9417382
Website: www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz

Festival entry is free and seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

 
CHRISTCHURCH (FESTIVAL DATES: 30 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBER 2019)

Lumière Cinemas, Arts Centre
Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 3650066
Website: https://lumierecinemas.co.nz

Festival entry is free and tickets can be picked up on the day for screenings on that day only. First come, first served. Online bookings are available (a nonrefundable booking fee of $1.50 per ticket applies, due to the ticketing system the ticket appears with a cost of $1 and a booking fee of $0.50) via the Lumière Cinemas website, but tickets must be picked up at least 30 mins prior to the screening, otherwise tickets will be released again.

 
WELLINGTON (FESTIVAL DATES: 4-8 SEPTEMBER 2019)

Light House Cinema Cuba
29 Wigan Street, Wellington
Phone: 04 3853337
Website: www.lighthousecinema.co.nz

Festival entry is free and tickets can be picked up on the day for screenings on that day only. First come, first served. Tickets can be pre-booked via phone and online bookings are available via the Light House Cinema website – max. two tickets per person. All tickets must be picked up at least 30 mins prior to the screening, otherwise tickets will be released again.

 
AUCKLAND (FESTIVAL DATES: 12-15 SEPTEMBER 2019)

Academy Cinemas
44 Lorne Street, Auckland City
Phone: 09 3732761
Website: www.academycinemas.co.nz

Festival entry is free and tickets can be picked up on the day for screenings on that day only. First come, first served. Online bookings are available (a nonrefundable booking fee of $1.50 per ticket applies, due to the ticketing system the ticket appears with a cost of $1 and a booking fee of $0.50) via the Academy Cinemas website, but tickets must be picked up at least 30 mins prior to the screening, otherwise tickets will be released again.
 

PLEASE NOTE

Festival tickets are free and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Koha is gratefully accepted.

All cinemas are wheelchair accessible, however seating is limited so please
contact the cinema to arrange bookings for these seats.

ID will be required for all restricted films.

Please contact us for school screenings of ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD as they need to be pre-booked one week in advance: judith.geare@goethe.de Phone: 04 3856924

There may only be a few tickets available to the public for designated school screenings.


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