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FESTIVALS Germany

Berlin, Albanian make it to Moscow

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The 32nd Moscow International Film Festival, which kicked off last week and runs through June 26, features a number of German (co)productions among its various programmes. Matti Geschonnek’s Berlin, Boxhagener Platz and Johannes Naber’s The Albanian are vying for top honours in the International Competition, while RP Kahl’s Bedways [+see also:
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is screening in the International Perspectives – Competition.

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The Free Thought Documentary Cinema Program is presenting Yael Hersonski’s A Film Unfinishshed , Frederik Gertten’s Bananas! [+see also:
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, Vadim Jendreyko’s The Woman With The Five Elephants [+see also:
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and Pianomania [+see also:
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by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis.

Samuel Maoz’s Golden Lion winner Lebanon [+see also:
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can be seen in the 8½ Films sidebar; Claude Chabrol. 8 from 71 is showing, among the eight films in the retrospective, A Judgement In Stone; and Patrizio Guzman’s Nostalgia For The Light is being screened in Focus on Chile.

Films Around the World is presenting Feo Aladag’s When We Leave [+see also:
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, Doris Doerrie’s The Hairdresser [+see also:
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and Uwe Boll’s Max Schmeling.

Moscow Euphoria – FIPRESCI Choice selected Austrian/French/German co-production Lourdes [+see also:
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by Jessica Hauser, David Sieveking’s David Wants to Fly [+see also:
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and Artem Demenok’s The Journey to Metropolis can be seen in Atelier while Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer [+see also:
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is being shown as a Special Screening.

The Festival will also showcase classics such as The Boat; Fassbinder’s The Marriage of Maria Braun; Sergio Leone’s For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Chabrol’s Innocents With Dirty Hands; and The Battle of Neretva by Veljko Bulajič.

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