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German (co)productions abound at CPH: PIX 2011

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Copenhagen’s premiere film festival, CPH: PIX (April 20-May 1), is featuring a spotlight on Germany for its 2011 edition. The four titles of the sidebar are Tom Tykwer's Three [+see also:
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, Ulrich Köhler's Berlin award-winner Sleeping Sickness [+see also:
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, Christoph Hochhäusler's Cannes selection The City Below [+see also:
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(a Heimatfilm production), and Isabelle Stever's Blessed Events.

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The Maestros programme will present two highly prestigious German co-productions: Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cannes grand winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives [+see also:
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and Béla Tarr's adieu to the silver screen, The Turin Horse [+see also:
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, also awarded in Berlin.

The Front Runners section has also selected two high-profile European titles involving Germany: Dutch director Nanouk Leopold's Brownian Movement [+see also:
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and Sergei Loznitsa's Cannes competitor My Joy [+see also:
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German co-productions also feature in the spotlights on Romania, with Cristi Puiu's festival favourite Aurora [+see also:
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; and Italy, with Saverio Costanzo's The Solitude of Prime Numbers [+see also:
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(co-produced by Bavaria Film).

A tribute to Toni Servillo will screen one of his latest efforts, A Quiet Life [+see also:
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by Claudio Cupellini (co-produced in Germany by EOS Entertainment), while a special sidebar dedicated to Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski offers three French/German titles: That Most Important Thing: Love (1975), The Night the Screaming Stops (1981) and Blue Note (1991).

German involvement in co-productions is also manifest in the Eastern European programme, with Hungarian auteur Kornél Mundruczó's Tender Son - The Frankenstein Project [+see also:
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and Oleg Novkovic's White White World [+see also:
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. On the scary side, the Thrills and Kills sidebar includes Bruce LaBruce's US/French/German title L.A. Zombie [+see also:
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