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SUNDANCE 2014 Germany

Wetlands enters the Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Competition

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- Like its last edition, the 30th edition of the Sundance Film Festival has a German film amongst the 12 films selected for its main section (plus a German co-production, and three more in the documentary competition)

Wetlands enters the Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Competition
Wetlands by David F. Wnendt

Like its last edition (which invited the Lichtblick Media production Houston [+see also:
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by Bastian Günther), the 30th edition of the renowned Sundance Film Festival (January 16 – 26, 2014) has included a German title in its World Cinema Dramatic Competition: David F. Wnendt's Wetlands [+see also:
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interview: David Wnendt
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(Rommel Film - interview). This film, based on Charlotte Roche's scandalous eponymous best-seller, portrays a young woman trying to satisfy her lust for life and find her place. In the process, she challenges the people around her, mostly her divorced parents. Wnendt has previously attracted attention with the multi-award-winning feature film Combat Girls [+see also:
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. Wetlands
had its world premiere in Locarno's International Competition.

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Alongside Wetlands, the main competition includes Noaz Deshe's White Shadow [+see also:
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interview: Noaz Deshe
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, a Tanzanian/Italian/German co-production involving Chromosom Filmproduktion and French Exit on the German side.

Three more German co-productions will be running in the World Cinema Documentary Competition: Nadav Schirman's The Green Prince (Opening film, world premiere), co-produced by A-List Films with Israeli and British partners; the German/Syrian co-production Return to Homs by Talal Derki (co-produced by Ventana Films) ; Berit Madsen's Sepideh – Reaching For the Stars (a vast project involving companies from six European countries, including the German outfit docdays Productions). 

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