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The best of German cinema on show in Paris

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- Featuring films from this year's Berlinale and Karlovy Vary, the 26th German Film Festival will take place at the Arlequin from 29 September to 3 October

The best of German cinema on show in Paris
Prince by Lisa Bierwith

Lisa Bierwith's Prince [+see also:
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, a first feature discovered in competition this summer in Karlovy Vary, produced by Maren Ade (Komplizen Film) and which tells a love story between a German gallery owner and a Congolese undocumented immigrant (played by Ursula Strauss and the rapper Passi Balende) will open the 26th German Film Festival this evening, which will run until 3 October in Paris at the Arlequin cinema. Organised by German Films, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, the event offers a selection of feature films representative of the diversity of recent German production.

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Among the seven other titles in the Panorama programme is Dietrich Brüggemann's  [+see also:
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, which was also unveiled last month in Karlovy Vary, where it won the Best Director prize.

Also on the menu are three films that have passed through the Berlinale 2021 competition: Maria Speth's documentary Mr. Bachmann and His Class [+see also:
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, which won the Jury Prize, Alexander Koberidze's What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? [+see also:
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and Next Door [+see also:
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, the directorial debut of actor Daniel Brühl, which will close the Paris festival.

The Panorama programme is completed by Leonie Krippendorff's Cocoon [+see also:
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(which opened the Generation section at the last Berlinale), Andreas Kannengießer's comedy Freak City and Alison Kuhn's documentary The Case You [+see also:
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, which exposes the sexual abuse she and five other young actresses suffered during a casting.

Special screenings will include three films by Dominik Graf (including his latest opus, Fabian - Going to the Dogs [+see also:
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, also in competition at Berlinale 2021) and the first two episodes of Frédéric Jardin's mini-series Algiers Confidential, adapted by Abdel Raouf Dafri (A Prophet [+see also:
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, Mesrine: Part 1 - Killer Instinct [+see also:
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and Mesrine: Part 2 - Public Enemy #1 [+see also:
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, Braquo) from Olivier Bottini's novel Paix à leurs armes (Peace to Their Arms), a political thriller produced by Eikon Media and Watch Next Media in association with the ZDF and Arte France.

Finally, the showcase includes 11 short films, including the best films of 2021 from German film schools (Next Generation) and the winners of the best short films under five minutes (Short Tiger Award).

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(Translated from French by Manuela Lazic)

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