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German films in fine form at the Paris showcase

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- Wednesday will see the start of the 19th edition of the event organised by German Films in the French capital

German films in fine form at the Paris showcase
Phoenix by Christian Petzold

On Wednesday 8 October, Phoenix [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Christian Petzold
film profile
]
by Christian Petzold (read the review) will have the honour of opening the 19th German Film Festival organised at Paris’ Arlequin cinema by German Films. Revealed at Toronto and selected in competition at San Sebastian, the film is currently showing in German cinemas and will be distributed in France by Diaphana.

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Among other movies, the “Cinema of Today” section features the four German titles unveiled in this year’s Berlinale competition: the award-winning Stations of the Cross [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Dietrich Brüggemann
film profile
]
by Dietrich Brüggemann (which will be closing the event and will be distributed in France on 29 October by Memento), Inbetween Worlds [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Feo Aladag
film profile
]
by Feo Aladag (released in France on 19 November by Eurozoom), Edward Berger’s Jack [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(read the review – coming out in Germany this Thursday and set to be distributed in France by Diaphana) and Beloved Sisters [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dominik Graf
film profile
]
by Dominik Graf.

Also on the programme are West [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Christian Schwochow (which won awards at Montréal and Arras, as well as the Lola Award for Best Actress 2014 – scheduled for a French release on 5 November via Sophie Dulac Distribution), Daughters [+see also:
film review
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
by Maria Speth (selected in the Berlinale Forum – read the review) and Wolfschildren [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Rick Ostermann
film profile
]
by Rick Ostermann (popular last year at Venice in the Orizzonti section – read the review). The menu also boasts Caroline Link’s Exit Marrakech [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Der Samurai [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Till Kleinert, Mission: Sputnik [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Markus Dietrich, Hanna’s Journey [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Julia von Heinz and the documentary Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Arne Birkenstock, which tells the story of one of the biggest scams ever seen on the art market and which snagged the Lola Award for its category in 2014.

Aside from these 13 features, the German Film Festival (which will give out a “Coup de coeur” Audience Award) will present a whole raft of short films and, as a special screening, Anywhere Else [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ester Amrami
film profile
]
by Ester Amrami (as part of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the HFF Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam).

(Translated from French)

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