Presented by Palace, the German Film Festival is excited to expand its footprint in 2019, screening at Palace Cinemas in Perth from 28 May.

With the best new films from Germany, this year’s program, presented in collaboration with German Films, showcases festival favourites, works of auteurs as well as the brightest new talent.

The opening selection, Balloon (Ballon) (pictured above), by Michael ‘Bully’ Herbig is a spectacular and thrilling true story of two ordinary families who extraordinarily escape from East to West Germany in a homemade hot air balloon. Starring Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Friedrich Mücke and Alicia von Rittberg the story of the 1979 flight from the GDR is perfectly timed for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall.

The 2019 German Film Festival will take place from 28 May – 12 June, at Palace Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge & Palace Raine Square, Perth.

Thanks to Palace Cinemas we are giving you the chance to win in-season double passes to The 2019 German Film Festival.

To enter simply email us here at with German Film Festival in the subject line then tag the mate you want to take in the Facebook post. Don’t forget to like the X-Press Facebook page and sign up to the newsletter to be in the running!

Competition closes Tuesday, May 28 at 12pm. Please only enter if you can attend. You must be a Perth, WA resident and be able to pick up your physical ticket from the Rosemount Hotel.