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The German Film Festival is in Perth from the 2nd to the 22nd of June.

A Stasi Comedy

Kevin Lutenager, Marketing Manager at Palace Cinemas joined Bec and Jeziel to tell us more. Each year the festival gets bigger and bigger. “We have a very passionate German speaking audience here.” The festival includes 26 feature length films that showcase European culture and cinema to people of all ages. This year they have also included a strong children’s line up. “That’s great introduction to the  language.”

His personal highlight was the opening night film ‘A Stasi Comedy’. A man’s double life as an underground poet and a Stasi agent in East Berlin in the 1980s comes back to haunt him 30 years later. “It’s a historical topic that’s is done in a contemporary way. It shines a spotlight on new wave German cinema.” As well as the film ‘Caged Birds’ which tells the story of a group of lawyers who team up with a criminal to tackle the Swiss Prison System. “It’s a powerful take on why we help other people and what is the point of putting ourselves out there.”

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