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Strong female cinema from Germany in Madrid

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- After Maren Ade’s critical success in Cannes, the 18th Madrid German Film Festival follows suit

Strong female cinema from Germany in Madrid
Fukushima, mon amour by Doris Dörrie

The Madrid German Film Festival (7 to 12 June) is opening tomorrow with the Spanish premiere of Doris Dörrie’s Fukushima, mon amour [+see also:
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, in collaboration with the film’s Spanish distributor Abordar, to mark the beginning of an 18th edition where German female directors shine. 

In total, beyond the yearly Next Generation short films selection, 11 new feature-length titles are on the programme (nine fiction films, a documentary and a children's film), including another feature which already has a local distributor, Vercine, and whose release (on 5 August) will benefit from its screening at the festival, in the presence of its (largely female) team: Sigrid Hoerner’s Miss Sixty [+see also:
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. The Madrid public will also discover Annekatrin Hendel’s Fassbinder [+see also:
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, actress and director Nicolette KrebitzWild [+see also:
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, Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt’s The Spiderwebhouse [+see also:
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, as well as Wolfgang Becker’s Me and Kaminski [+see also:
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, Wolfgang GroosThe Pasta Detectives 2 [+see also:
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, David Wnendt’s Look Who’s Back [+see also:
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, Thomas Stuber’s A Heavy Heart [+see also:
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, Marc Brummund’s Sanctuary [+see also:
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and Sebastian Ko’s We Monsters.

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In collaboration with Bertelsmann, there will be a screening of Fritz Lang's 1921 film Destiny, accompanied by one of the most well-known European Djs, Raphaël Marionneau.

The Goethe-Institut in Madrid is also programming, under the heading La Movida berlinesa, a four-title focus including Klaus Maeck’s documentary B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 [+see also:
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. The director will accompany his film and go behind the turntables to play music from his film at the festival's 18th birthday party in Café Berlin.

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