The Fixer (2016)
A Taste of Ink (2016)
Blind Spot (2017)
Heal the Living (2016)
Slack Bay (2016)
American Honey (2016)
6.9 on the Richter Scale (2016)
previous
next
Choose your language en | es | fr | it

FESTIVALS Germany

email print share on facebook share on twitter share on google+

The 49th edition of the Hof International Film Festival takes a deep breath and enters the arena

by 

- The Festival, an important event for young German filmmakers and world independent cinema alike, was opened by One Breath by Christian Zübert

The 49th edition of the Hof International Film Festival takes a deep breath and enters the arena
One Breath by Christian Zübert

Last night the Bavarian town of Hof kicked off the 49th edition of the Hof International Film Festival (20-25 October 2015), opening the Festival with One Breath [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Christian Zübert, which follows the desperate journey of two women: a German mother who loses her child and a young Greek woman who is not ready to become a mother.

Part of the Festival’s mission is to showcase new German talent, in particular with its awards, aimed above all at encouraging a new generation of German filmmakers: there’s the German Cinema New Talent Award (which comprises €10,000, put up by various Bavarian partners), the Award of the City of Hof (which has been won by directors of the likes of Werner Herzog, Tom Tykwer, Christian Petzold and Doris Dörrie in the past, to name but a few, and by actors and actresses such as Jessica Schwarz), the Hans Vogt Award, which is given to an innovative film in which the soundtrack is of particular importance (an award previously won by Wim Wenders and Edgar Reitz), the Granit Award for Best German Documentary and the Bild-Kunst Award for Best Sets and Costumes (won last year by the outstanding We Are Young, We Are Strong [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
). 

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

The other major aim of the Hof International Film Festival is to showcase world independent cinema. The feature films in this year’s line-up include the plucky I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced by Yemenite director Khadija Al-Salami(co-produced in France), Brooklyn [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by John Crowley, the screenplay for which was written by Nick Hornby, Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Gaspar Noé, Don’t Tell Me the Boy Was Mad [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Robert Guédiguian and I Am A Soldier [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Laurent Larivière
film profile
]
by Laurent Larivière starring Louise Bourgoin and Jean-Hugues Anglade, all three of which were screened at Cannes this year, The Sweet Escape [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Bruno Podalydès, Vincent [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Thomas Salvador, Swiss film Chubby [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Bruno Deville, Europe/Latin America co-production The Memory of Water [+see also:
trailer
interview: Matías Bize, Elena Anaya & …
film profile
]
by Matias Bize, and Face Down [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by the highly talented Bulgarian director Kamen Kalev.

This year the Portrait section of the Festival is dedicated to British novelist and director Christopher Petit (a.k.a. Chris Petit). This retrospective brings together no fewer than fifteen of his films: fictional feature films, short films and short documentary films.

(Translated from French)

filmitalia_site
 

latest news

 

more news

Newsletter

Follow us on

facebook twitter rss

suspi_2016_web300x250