Strong German presence at Seville
by German Films
10/10/2007 - The Seville European Film Festival (November 2-10), which has received an organisational re-launch in the past two years under the direction of Manuel Grosso, is featuring a number of German (co)productions in its various sections.
Jan Bonny’s Counterparts [trailer], Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven [trailer, film focus], Volker Schloendorff’s Ulzhan [trailer], Sam Garbarski’s Irina Palm [trailer, film focus], It's a Free World… [trailer] by Ken Loach, Dror Shaul’s Sweet Mud, The Man From London [trailer] by Bela Tarr and Roy Andersson’s You, the Living [trailer, film focus] will all screen in the festival's Official Section.
Europa, Europa will be presenting Robert Thalheim’s And Along Come Tourists [trailer], Tom Zenker’s Der blinde Fleck, Sonja Heiss’ Hotel Very Welcome, Yella [trailer] by Christian Petzold, as well as the co-productions Eduart [trailer] by Angeliki Antoniou and When Darkness Falls by Anders Nilsson.
In addition, the films Madonnas by Maria Speth, Hope by Stanislaw Mucha, I Am From Titov Veles [trailer, film focus] by Teona Strugar Mitevska, The Trap [trailer] by Srdjan Golubovic and Opium: Diary of a Madwoman by János Szász will be screened in the Eurimages sidebar.
Eurodoc will be presenting The Big Sellout by Florian Opitz and André Schaefer’s Here's Looking at You, Boy. Short Matters! will screen Amin by Ognjen Svilicic. The programme is rounded out with the restored print from 1921 of Hamlet by Sven Gade and Heinz Schall, which will be presented in Clasicos Recuperados.
A prize of €60,000 will go to the Spanish distributor of the festival's top winner.