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LOCARNO 2013 Germany

The German selections of Locarno n°66

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- Wnendt's Wetlands has been selected in competition ; more German (co-)productions in the other sections (including four to be screened on the Piazza Grande ; Werner Herzog will receive the Honorary Leopard

The German selections of Locarno n°66

The International Competition of the 66th Locarno Film Festival (August 7 to 17, 2013) will be presenting the world premiere of David Wnendt's new film after the success of Combat Girls: Wetlands [+see also:
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(photo), a Rommel Film production inspired by scandalous writer Charlotte Roche's second best-seller and shot in secret which will be released in German cinemas on August 22. 

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Werner Herzog's classic Fitzcarraldo as well as the German co-production The Keeper of Lost Causes [+see also:
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by Mikkel Norgaard are amongst the Midnight screenings planned on the 8000-seats Piazza Grande open air cinema. Also to be shown on the Piazza: Sandra Nettelbeck's Mr. Morgan's Last Love [+see also:
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and Sam Garbarski's Vijay and I [+see also:
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, starring Moritz Bleibtreu. As Werner Herzog will be receiving this year the Honorary Leopard, another 13 of his films will be shown during the festival.

Marc Bauder's Master of the Universe and René Harder's The Tundra Race have been selected in the independent section Semaine de la Critique, organised by the Swiss Association of Film Critics in cooperation with the festival. Another documentary, The Special Need by Carlo Zoratti, will be shown in the Cineasti del Presente sidebar. 

The International Competition Leopards of Tomorrow includes the short films Of Dogs and Wallpaper and Pride. Out of Competition, the public will discover Benjamin Ramírez Pérez' During the Day My Vision is Perfect and Romeo Grünfelder's Sorcière Japonaise.

The Histoire(s) du cinéma section will show the German co-productions Va savoir by Jacques Rivette, L'intervallo [+see also:
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interview: Leonardo Di Costanzo
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by Leonardo di Costanzo, and Le quattro volte [+see also:
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interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
interview: Savina Neirotti
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by Michelangelo Frammartino. Antej Farac's Annelie [+see also:
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will be screening in Appellations Suisse. Open Doors Screenings welcomes Maria Saakyan's I'm Going to Change My Name and Nana Djorjadze's 27 Missing Kisses ; Open Doors Co-production Lab includes the coproductions Khibula by George Ovashvili and Pipeline by Asif Rustamov. 

The new Locarno artistic director Carlo Chatrian came to Munich on May 6 and 7 to see a selection of feature-length titles organised by German Films. 

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