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SARAJEVO 2012

A host of German coproductions in Sarajevo

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- The 18th Sarajevo Film Festival is currently featuring a few German films and a vaste selection of coproductions

A host of German coproductions in Sarajevo

The 18th Sarajevo Film Festival (July 6-14), currently in progress in the Bosnian capital, is presenting an impressive numbers of quality titles coproduced in Germany, such as the competition selections Children of Sarajevo [+see also:
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by Aida Begic, a Rohfilm coproduction previously screened in Cannes; Voice of My Father by Turkish directors Orhan Eskiköy and Zeynel Dogan (coproduced by Riva Filmproduktion); and The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears (photo) by Macedonia's Teona Mitevska (coproduced by ostlicht filmproduktion).

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The documentary competition also includes three films partly financed in Germany: Bulgarian director Andrey Paounov's The Boy Who Was A King (coproduced by zero one), Emine Emel Balci's Ich liebe dich (unafilm), and the acclaimed Cannes selection Sofia's Last Ambulance [+see also:
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, by Ilian Metev (Sutor Kolonko). In the 'New Currents' sidebar, an Austrian expert in the non-fiction genre, Michael Glawogger, is presenting Whores' Glory [+see also:
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(Quinte Film), while the New Currents short film programme includes two fully German productions and the 'Civil Liberty/Human Rights Day' sidebar five.

'In Focus' is featuring Hungary's Bence Fliegauf's Just the Wind [+see also:
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interview: Bence Fliegauf
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, in competition at the last Berlinale, and two films by Austrian directors from the Cannes competition : Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love [+see also:
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(coproduced by Tatfilm) and Michael Haneke's second Golden Palm winner, Love [+see also:
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interview: Michael Haneke
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(coproduced by X Filme Creative Pool).

In 'Kinoscope', the Bosnian public can discover Mia Hansen-Love's Goodbye First Love [+see also:
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interview: Mia Hansen-Love
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(coprod. Razor Film), Leos Carax' dazzling Holy Motors [+see also:
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interview: Leos Carax
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(Pandora, Pola Pandora), Michale Boganim's Land Of Oblivion [+see also:
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(Vandertastic), and Julia Loktev's The Loneliest Planet [+see also:
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(Flying Moon Filmproduktion).

Finally, Laško Summer Nights features Finnish phenomenon Iron Sky [+see also:
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interview: Tero Kaukomaa
interview: Timo Vuorensola
interview: Timo Vuorensola
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by Timo Vuorensola (coproduced by 27 Films) and Barnaby Southcombe's British psychological thriller I, Anna (coprod. Riva Filmproduktion), a Berlinale selection starring Charlotte Rampling.

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