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German films in Jerusalem

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- The Jerusalem Film Festival is currently giving the German film industry another opportunity to showcase its commitment towards co-productions

German films in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Film Festival (July 5 - 14) is featuring a fine selection of German films, dominated as is often the case at the moment by a large number of quality coproductions, as the programme of the 'Panorama' section shows: it includes Czech director Tomas Lunak's Alois nebel [+see also:
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(coproduced in Germany by Pallas Film GmbH), Sergej Loznitsa's Cannes contender In the Fog [+see also:
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(co-produced byMa.Ja.De Filmproduktions-GmbH), Edwin's Berlin title Postcards From The Zoo [+see also:
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(Pallas Film - see review), Miguel Gomes' Berlin-awarded Tabu [+see also:
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(photo; co-produced by Komplizen Film), and the German/Irish feature Death of a Superhero [+see also:
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by Ian Fitzgibbon (Bavaria Film).

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Other sections are screening among others Volker Schlöndorff's latest effort, the French/German coproduction Calm At Sea (co-produced by Provobis Film), Turkey's Özcan Alper's Future Lasts Forever [+see also:
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(co-produced by unafilm), and Clarissa Campolina's Swirl [+see also:
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The Documentary Films sidebar presents most of the few fully German productions selected this year: Ulrike Ottinger's Under Snow (produced by Ulrike Ottinger Filmproduktion and ma.ja.de), Brigitte Kramer's documentary on Ottinger, Ulrike Ottinger - Die Nomadin vom See (filmsyndikat), and the strikingly modern, minimalistic and architectural Work Hard Play Hard by Carmen Losmann (HUPE Film- & Fernsehproduktion). The non-fiction section also includes the Danish/German co-production Putin's Kiss by Lise Birk Pedersen (co-produced by Kloos & Co Medien), and Victor Kossakovsky's Vivan las antipodas [+see also:
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(ma.ja.de).

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