Four Kings premieres in Rome
by German Films
- Theresa von Eltz’s debut feature will be shown in the independent section Alice nella città, as well as a restored copy of Wenders' film after which the section is named
Six German films and co-productions will be screened during the 10th Rome Film Fest(16-24 October), including Theresa von Eltz feature-length debut, Four Kings [+see also:
interview: Jella Haase
interview: Theresa von Eltz
film profile], which will celebrate its international premiere in competition in the independent section Alice nella città. The film, produced by C-Films Deutschland and Tatami Films and interpreted by some of Germany's most interesting up-and-coming acting talents (Paula Beer, Jella Haase, Moritz Leu and this year's German Shooting Star Jannis Niewöhner), is a coming-of-age drama centred on four young people who have to spend the Christmas break in a adolescent psychiatric clinic. Confronted with one another, themselves and an unconventional psychiatrist (Clemens Schick), they experience an unforgettable Christmas full of surprises, pain, but also funny moments. Four Kings was nominated for the German Screenplay Prize in 2014 and will have its world premiere at the Hamburg Film Festival in the beginning of October.
The Alice competition also includes a much admired German co-production : Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Cannes-awarded LUX Prize finalist Mustang [+see also:
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile] (co-produced by Germany with Turkish and French partners). As its closing film, the young adults and family films section will also show a restored version of the film it was named after, Wim Wenders' Alice in the Cities (1974).
In competition in the Rome Film Fest are three German co-productions: Pan Nalin's Angry Indian Goddesses [+see also:
film profile] (co-produced by One Two Films), Danish director Martin Zandvliet's Land of Mine [+see also:
interview: Martin Zandvliet
film profile] (co-produced by Amusement Park Film), and Alvaro Longoria's The Propaganda Game [+see also:
interview: Álvaro Longoria
film profile] (co-produced by Elemag Pictures with Spanish and French partners).