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FESTIVALS France

Germany in Paris

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The 8th German Film Festival started in Paris today. The event, which will end on 23rd October, is organised by Export-German cinema Union in collaboration with the Arlequin cinema and the Goethe Institut. The festival includes screenings of some of the most recent German films, which are enjoying new popularity in France, following the success of Goodbye Lenin! [+see also:
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interview: Wolfgang Becker
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The eleven films to be screened in the presence of their directors in the “Cinèma d’aujourd’hui” section, represent the variety characterising modern German cinema. Rosenstrasse [+see also:
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by Margarethe von Trotta will open the event, followed by Milchwald by Christoph Hochhäusler, Das fliegende Klassenzimmer by Tomy Wigand, Elefantenherz by Züli Aladag, Führer Ex [+see also:
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film profile
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by Winfried Bonengel, The Miracle of Bern (Das Wunder von Bern) by Sönke Wortmann, Mon Père (Mein Vater) by Andreas Kleinert, Distant Lights (Lichter) by Hans-Christian Schmid, My Name is Bach (Mein Name ist Bach) by Dominique de Rivaz, Rivers and tides by Thomas Riedelsheimer and Gun-shy (Schussangst) by Dito Tsintsadze/

The Goethe Institut has also prepared a selection of seven films for screenings for secondary school children, including Good Bye, Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker, Run Lola, run! by Tom Tykwer.
The “Next Generation” section will present a wide variety of short films made in the best German film schools, and a selection of underground films starring Nina Hagen. The event will close with the screening of the silent film Diary of a lost girl by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, which will be accompanied by an orchestra. The festival will then proceed to Toulouse and Lyons.

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(Translated from French)

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