German films showcased in Paris
by Fabien Lemercier
28/09/2010 - At the Arlequin cinema tomorrow, Pia Marais’s At Ellen’s Age will open the 15th Paris German Film Festival, which will run until October 5.
The line-up includes avant-premiere screenings of Benjamin Heisenberg’s gripping film The Robber [trailer, film focus] (in competition at the latest Berlinale – to be released by ASC Distribution on November 10); Maren Ade’s outstanding Everyone Else [trailer, film focus] (Jury Prize and Best Actress Award at the Berlinale 2009 – to be distributed in France by Why Not Productions); and Christoph Hochhäusler’s The City Below [trailer, film focus] (unveiled in May in the Cannes Un Certain Regard section – French distribution: Bodega Films), which will close the event.
Ten other features will be shown in the "Cinema of Today" section: Thomas Arslan’s In the Shadows [trailer] (unveiled in the Berlinale Forum 2010), Kaspar Heidelbach’s Berlin, 1936, Dietrich Brüggemann’s Run If You Can [trailer], Johannes Naber’s The Albanian [trailer], Alexander Adolph’s The Last Employee, Maximilian Erlenwein’s Gravity [trailer], Anne Linsel and Rainer Hoffman’s Dancing Dreams, Alain Gsponer’s My Words, My Lies - My Love [trailer], Jan Raiber’s All My Fathers and Ralf Huettner’s Vincent Wants To Sea.
There will also be a rich selection of short films. At a roundtable on Saturday, October 2, German directors Heisenberg and Hochhäusler, founders of Revolver film magazine, will debate with their French guest Mia Hansen-Løve.
(Translated from French)