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FESTIVALS Germany

German (co)productions in Göteborg

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Strong German films and a vast range of co-productions have been selected for the Göteborg International Film Festival, which will take place from January 28 -February 7 in Sweden’s second largest city.

The Masters section includes Oscar-winner Danis Tanovic's Cirkus Columbia [+see also:
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and Marion Hänsel's Ocean Black [+see also:
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, while Critics' Week is presenting the much-acclaimed When We Leave [+see also:
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interview: Feo Aladag
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by Feo Aladag (LUX Prize 2010). Tatjana Turanskyj's The Drifter [+see also:
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was selected in the Debuts section.

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The Five Continents sidebar will screen Pia Marais' At Ellen’s Age [+see also:
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, Chris Kraus' The Poll Diaries [+see also:
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, Dietrich Brüggemann's Run If You Can [+see also:
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and Laura Guzmán's Jean Gentil.

On the Path [+see also:
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by Berlinale darling Jasmila Zbanic will screen amongst the Festival Favourites, along with three other co-productions, The Light Thief [+see also:
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, Womb [+see also:
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by Hungarian auteur Benedek Fliegauf and Post Mortem [+see also:
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. The Visionaries section includes two more: Content by British director Chris Petit and 2010 Cannes winner, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives [+see also:
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Germany's commitment to co-production is also represented by Cristi Puiu's Aurora [+see also:
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interview: Clara Voda
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and Staffan Julén's My Heart of Darkness, respectively in the country-focused sections Romanian New Wave and Swedish Premieres.

The German platoon is rounded out by Andreas Hykade’s animated title Love and Theft and three documentaries: David Sieveking's David Wants To Fly [+see also:
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, Maria Speth's 9 Leben, and Lessons of the Blood by Jing-Ju Chen and James T. Hong.

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