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Shanghai focuses on Germany

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- German Films has been a partner of the Shanghai IFF on its German focus for the past 12 years

Shanghai focuses on Germany
Sanctuary by Marc Brummund

The 18th Shanghai International Film Festival (13-21 June) is screening 30 German films and co-productions, and is once again welcoming the German Films stand at its important market.

Within the context of a 12-year-long collaboration, a significant part of these titles are part of the Focus Germany section. This German showcase started with the international premiere of Marc Brummund's feature debut, Sanctuary [+see also:
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interview: Louis Hofmann
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, in the presence of actor Alexander Held. The other seven titles shown in this sidebar represent a wide spectrum of films and have already had a great deal of success at other international festivals. They include Tomasz E Rudzik's social drama Agnieszka [+see also:
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, Florian Mischa Böder's A Hitman's Solitude Before the Shot [+see also:
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, Jochen Alexander Freydank's Kafka's the Burrow [+see also:
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, Uwe Janson's To Life!, Fatih Akin's major international co-production The Cut [+see also:
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interview: Fatih Akin
interview: Tahar Rahim
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, Giulio Ricciarelli's Labyrinth of Lies [+see also:
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making of
interview: Giulio Ricciarelli
interview: Giulio Ricciarelli
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]
and Feo Aladag’s Berlinale title Inbetween Worlds [+see also:
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film focus
interview: Feo Aladag
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The Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour [+see also:
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by US director Laura Poitras has been invited into the Official Selection. Christian Petzold's Phoenix [+see also:
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interview: Christian Petzold
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is in Spectrum, as well as Margarethe von Trotta's The Misplaced World [+see also:
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, Frauke Lodders' Morpheus, Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt's The Spiderwebhouse, Sebastian Ko's feature debut We Monsters, and acclaimed co-productions like the Cannes titles Amour Fou [+see also:
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by Austrian director Jessica Hausner and Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem [+see also:
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, by Israeli sister-and-brother duo Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz

The documentary section features Rüdiger Suchsland's From Caligari to Hitler, Rieke Brendel and Andrew Davies' Katharine Hepburn – The Great Kate, and Sebastian Dehnhart's Nowitzki – The Perfect Shot

The section commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2 includes Oliver Hirschbiegel's 13 Minutes [+see also:
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and classics such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Lili Marleen and Volker Schlöndorff's Palme d'Or winner The Tin Drum.

Besides its collaboration with the Shanghai IFF, German Films also regularly supports the presence of German films at the Shanghai TV Festival. This autumn will see the third edition of the German Films Festival in China.

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