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Göteborg keeps fair-weather eye on new German films

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Göteborg keeps fair-weather eye on new German films

Fresh German films from current directors have found their place in the programme of the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival (January 27–February 6), so much so that 48-year-old Andreas Dresen as well as the Austrian documentary expert Michael Glawogger have been promoted to the 'Masters' section to present their latest fare, respectively Stopped On Track [+see also:
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(winner of the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes) and Whore's Glory [+see also:
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'Five Continents' is featuring Hans Steinbichler's latest, Promising the Moon (produced by d.i.e.film.gmbh), Hans Weingartner's Hut in the Woods [+see also:
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(Kahuuna Films Gmbh), and Christian Schwochow's Karlovy Vary-awarded Crack in the Shell [+see also:
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(teamWorx Produktion), while the 'Debuts' programme includes Jan Schomburg's Berlinale 2011-tile Above Us Only Sky [+see also:
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(Pandora Filmproduktion).

In 'Festival Favourites', the public will discover Xiaolu Guo's UFO in her Eyes [+see also:
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, produced by Fatih Akin's Corazon International and two coproductions: Julia Loktev's The Loneliest Planet [+see also:
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and Ian FitzGibbon's Death of a Superhero [+see also:
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The Swedish section, the Jessica Hausner tribute and the Arabian programme include respectively two, two and three German co-productions, and the documentary sidebar features Christian Stahl's Gangsterläufer as well as five co-productions including Michale Boganim's French/German Land of Oblivion [+see also:
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Among the four other German co-productions spread over different sections, Roman Polanski's Carnage [+see also:
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(co-produced by Constantin) is getting a gala screening.

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