Strong German presence in Montreal
by German Films
The 35th Montreal World Film Festival (August 18–28) is screening numerous of German (co)productions.
In competition, Brigitte Bertele is presenting her feature debut, The Fire (produced by Filmsyndikat), while Sebastian Grobler will be showing Lessons of a Dream [+see also:
film profile] (Deutschfilm, Cuckoo Clock Entertainment, Senator Filmproduktion), starring Daniel Brühl, while Pia Strietmann is presenting A Family of Three, from Toccata Film.
The German/French/Italian co-production Playoff [+see also:
film profile], by Eran Riklis, is also running. Alexander Mindadze's Innocent Saturday, a German co-production in competition at the last Berlinale (see review), will screen out of competition.
The sidebar Focus on World Cinema is featuring the much-acclaimed Almanya – Welcome to Germany [+see also:
interview: Yasemin Samderely
film profile] by Yasemin Samdereli (Roxy Film, see review), Kirsi Marie Liimatainen's Fortress [+see also:
film profile] (Kordes & Kordes Filmproduktion), Ciril Braem Tscheligi's My Prince. My King (Anna Wendt Filmproduktion), Sabine Bernardi's Romeos [+see also:
film profile] (Boogie Film), Jan Schomburg's Above Us Only Sky [+see also:
film profile] (Pandora, read review), and Stephan Rick's The Good Neighbour (Kurhaus Productions), as well as four co-productions.
In the short films section of the same sidebar, 11 titles have been selected. The number of German documentaries presented in the Documentaries of the World programme is equally impressive, with nine productions on show.
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