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Vincent Wants To Sea wins over Paris audiences

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Vincent Wants To Sea wins over Paris audiences

The 15th German Film Festival, which ran from September 29-October 5 in Paris, closed with the presentation of the Audience Award to Ralph Huettner’s road movie Vincent Wants To Sea (Vincent Will Meer), in which a young man with Tourette’s syndrome fulfils his recently-deceased mother’s wish to go to the sea.

This year, 11 films screened in the main section, "Cinema of Today". These included Pia Marais’s opening film At Ellen’s Age [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, starring Jeanne Balibar; Berlin titles In the Shadows [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Thomas Arslan
film profile
]
by Thomas Arslan, All My Fathers by Jan Raiber and Run If You Can [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Dietrich Brüggemann; Maximilian Erlenwein’s Max Ophüls Prize-winner Gravity; and Alain Gsponer’s My Words, My Lies – My Love [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, starring Daniel Brühl and Hannah Herzsprung.

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The line-up also included the traditional selection of short films and major festival favourites Everyone Else [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Maren Ade
film profile
]
by Maren Ade, The Robber [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Benjamin Heisenberg
film profile
]
by Benjamin Heisenberg and The City Below [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Christoph Hochhäusler
film profile
]
by Christoph Hochhäusler (selected at the latest Cannes Festival).

(Translated from French)

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