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Moscow German Films Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

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Moscow German Films Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

From December 1-6, the Moscow German Films Festival, organised by German Films and the Goethe Institute in Russia, celebrates its 10th anniversary and on December 5, a Co-Production Meeting attended by prominent representatives from the film industries of both countries will be held in honour of the recently signed treaty between Germany and Russia.

The festival will open with the screening of Summer Window [+see also:
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(pictured), in the presence of director Hendrik Handloegten and actor Mark Waschke. Yasemin Samdereli will also present her tragicomedy Almanya - Welcome to Germany [+see also:
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in person. Other films on the programme are Pia Marais's At Ellen's Age [+see also:
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, Philipp Stölzl's Young Goethe in Love [+see also:
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, Ulrich Köhler's Sleeping Sickness [+see also:
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, Chris Kraus' The Poll Diaries [+see also:
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, Lars Kraume's Days to Come [+see also:
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, Marc Rothemund's Single By Contract [+see also:
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, Sebastian Grobler's Lessons of a Dream [+see also:
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and the children's film Hanni & Nanni [+see also:
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by Christine Hartmann.

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For the second time, the Goethe Institute is presenting its own focus: the trilogy Three Lives, which consists of three features by Dominik Graf, Christoph Hochhäusler, and Christian Petzold, as well as Hans Weingartner's Hut in the Woods [+see also:
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. The co-operation between the event and ArtdocFest, renewed after last year's experience, will allow the public to discovers Jakob Preuss's The Other Chelsea. Some shorts are also to be screened in the customary programme Next Generation Short Tiger 2011.

The German-Russian co-production 4 Days in May [+see also:
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by Achim von Borries will be shown as the festival's closing film and prelude for the German-Russian Co-Production Meeting.

Again, in addition to its Moscow week, the German Films Festival is visiting two other cities: Novosibirsk welcomed it on November 23-27 and St.Petersburg will discover it on December 8-12.

Detailed information can be found at the festival's website: www.germanfilms.ru.

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