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A plethora of German films showcased in Paris

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- Today marks the start of the 23rd German Film Festival organised in the French capital by German Films, which is set to run until 9 October

A plethora of German films showcased in Paris
Mack the Knife - Brecht's Threepenny Film by Joachim A Lang

Mack the Knife - Brecht's Threepenny Film [+see also:
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 by Joachim A Lang, starring Lars Eidinger as famous playwright Bertolt Brecht as he attempts to adapt The Threepenny Opera for the silver screen at the end of the 1920s while standing firm against commercial demands, will today have the honour of opening the 23rd German Film Festival. Unspooling until 9 October in Paris, at the Arlequin cinema, the German Films-organised event will include a "Cinema of Today" programme, which presents a selection of ten features representative of the crème de la crème of recent German film production, to be shown in the presence of their directors. 

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Standing out on the schedule are All Good [+see also:
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 by Eva Trobisch (crowned Best First Feature at Locarno after it took home several trophies from Munich), the Cannes title In My Room [+see also:
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interview: Ulrich Köhler
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 by Ulrich KöhlerDifferent Kinds of Rain [+see also:
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 by Isa Prahl (awarded Best Debut Film at Tallinn) and Rock My Heart by Hanno Olderdissen (Young Audience Award at this year’s TIFF Kids International Film Festival in Toronto). Other titles on the menu include Gundermann by seasoned filmmaker Andreas DresenIceman [+see also:
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 by Felix Randau (revealed at Locarno on the Piazza Grande), the Hitchcockian thriller Four Hands [+see also:
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 by Oliver Kienle and two movies that were unveiled at the most recent Berlinale: 303 [+see also:
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 by Hans Weingartner and the documentary Central Airport THF [+see also:
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interview: Karim Aïnouz
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 by Karim Aïnouz.

The German Film Festival has this year chosen to give pride of place to young actress Liv Lisa Fries through two films and, in particular, the series Babylon Berlin. Lastly, the gathering’s agenda also includes a selection of the best of this year’s short films made in German film schools (Next Generation) and some of the winners of the Short Tiger Award, bestowed upon the best short films under five minutes long.

(Translated from French)

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