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German (co-)productions at Karlovy Vary

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Two German titles are screening in competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 1 – 9): Ziska Riemann's Lollipop Monster [+see also:
interview: Jella Haase
film profile
]
, a network movie production, and Christian Schwochow's Cracks in the Shell [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, produced by teamWorx Produktion.

Anja Strelets' Natascha is running in the documentary competition, while Yasemin Samdereli's Almanya [+see also:
trailer
interview: Yasemin Samderely
film profile
]
and the co-production A Quiet Life [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Claudio Cupellini
film profile
]
, by Claudio Cupellini, are presented by Variety within the ambit of 'Ten Euro Directors to Watch'.

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The Horizons section welcomes a number of German films - Andreas Dresen's Stopped On Track [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(ex-aequo winner in the Un Certain Regard section of the last Cannes Film Festival), Wim Wenders' Pina [+see also:
trailer
interview: Wim Wenders
film profile
]
– and high-profile co-productions – Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Aki Kaurismäki
film profile
]
, Pablo Larraìn's Post Mortem [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Saverio Costanzo's The Solitude of Prime Numbers [+see also:
trailer
interview: Luca Marinelli
film profile
]
, and Béla Tarr's Turin Horse [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Béla Tarr
film profile
]
.

The "2011: A Musical Odyssey" sidebar is presenting Komeda – Soundtrack For a Life by Claudia Buthenhoff-Duffy. More co-productions can be seen in the various other sections, such as Gustavo Taretto's Medianeras [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Another View), Joe Wright's Hanna [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Midnight Screenings), and Filippos Tsitos' Plato's Academy [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Constantin Moriatis
interview: Filippos Tsitos
interview: Filippos Tsitos
film profile
]
(Young Greek Cinema), among others.

Furthermore, renowned actress Sibel Kekilli (When We Leave [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Feo Aladag
interview: Feo Aladag
film profile
]
) is a member of the International Grand Jury.

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