Alle Anderen to vie for Golden Bear
by Bénédicte Prot
The 11 films in official selection announced by the organisers of the Berlin International Film Festival (February 5-15, 2009) include German title Alle Anderen [+see also:
interview: Maren Ade
film profile] by Maren Ade (The Forest for the Trees, which won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance 2005).
The director explores, in an original way, the thousand little rituals, secrets, frustrations and bones of contention of a couple over the course of one summer.
The film centres on Gitti (Birgit Minichmayr, seen in the hit Perfume: The Story of a Murderer [+see also:
film profile] and in Cherry Blossoms – Hanami [+see also:
film profile], which screened in competition at last year’s Berlin Festival) and Chris (Lars Eidinger), whose holidays take a different turn when they meet another, apparently perfect couple. The comparison and imitation completely upset the balance of their relationship.
Written by Ade, Alle Anderen was shot in Sardinia during summer 2007. The film was produced by the director, Janine Jackowski (who also produced The Forest for the Trees) and Dirk Engelhardt for Munich-based company Komplizen Film/Munich, in co-production with SWR, WDR and ARTE.
The title received backing from the FFA, BKM, regional funds Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and FilmFernsehFonds Bavaria, and Kuratorium junger deutscher Film. Domestic distribution will be handled by Prokino.
(Translated from French)
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