Strong female cinema from Germany in Madrid
by German Films
- After Maren Ade’s critical success in Cannes, the 18th Madrid German Film Festival follows suit
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:
film profile], 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:
film profile]. The Madrid public will also discover Annekatrin Hendel’s Fassbinder [+see also:
interview: Annekatrin Hendel
film profile], actress and director Nicolette Krebitz’ Wild [+see also:
film profile], Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt’s The Spiderwebhouse [+see also:
film profile], as well as Wolfgang Becker’s Me and Kaminski [+see also:
film profile], Wolfgang Groos’ The Pasta Detectives 2 [+see also:
film profile], David Wnendt’s Look Who’s Back [+see also:
film profile], Thomas Stuber’s A Heavy Heart [+see also:
interview: Thomas Stuber
film profile], Marc Brummund’s Sanctuary [+see also:
film profile] and Sebastian Ko’s We Monsters.
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:
film profile]. 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.