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Manhattan welcomes high-profile German guests

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- The German film festival KINO! 2017 will present 11 features to the American public, pros and press

Manhattan welcomes high-profile German guests
Martina Gedeck in Sven Taddicken's Original Bliss

The Sunshine Cinema (Landmark Theatres) in New York is preparing for its German Spring event: KINO!-Festival of German Films (31 March to 6 April), organized by German Films to present 11 of the best recent German feature films, as the well as the Next Generation short film programme and its first ever interactive film experience. Amongst the high-profile guests attending the event are actress Martina Gedeck (The Lives of Others [+see also:
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interview: Florian Henckel von Donners…
interview: Ulrich Muehe
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]
) and actress and director Nicolette Krebitz.

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The festival will kick off with the screening of Christian Schwochow's Lola-nominated Paula [+see also:
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, about the life of painter Paula Modersohn-Becker, who lived out her vision of artistic self-fulfillment and her romantic image of marriage and love. The public will be able to discover the much-praised Wild [+see also:
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by Krebitz, while Gedeck is representing Sven Taddicken’s Original Bliss [+see also:
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interview: Sven Taddicken
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]
as well as Lars Kraume’s TV movie The Verdict, with which the public will be able to interact by voting on the outcome of the TV film. Producer Ulrich Limmer is accompanying Austrian-French-German co-production Fog in August [+see also:
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by Kai Wessel.

The other films of the main selection are: Anne Zora Berrached’s 24 Weeks [+see also:
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Q&A: Anne Zohra Berrached
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]
, Asli Özge’s All of a Sudden [+see also:
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interview: Aslı Özge
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]
, Doris Dörrie’s Fukushima, mon amour [+see also:
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]
, Andreas Gruber’s Hanna’s Sleeping Dogs [+see also:
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, Michael Koch’s Marija [+see also:
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interview: Michael Koch
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, and Carl-A. Fechner’s Power to Change – The Energy Revolution [+see also:
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]

The programme of KINO! 2017 also includes a screening of the newly restored version of the silent film classic Destiny by Fritz Lang, in association with Bertelsmann and with a musical accompaniment by one of Europe’s leading DJs, Raphaël Marionneau.

The KINO! Audience Award will be supported once again by the US-based VoD streaming service Fandor, which specializes in European arthouse cinema.

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