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FESTIVALS Germany

Three degrees colder in Moscow

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In a few hours, Three Degrees Colder (o.t. Drei Grad kälter), Florian Hoffmeister's first feature, will open the 4th German Film Festival in Moscow (7-11 December), during which German Films and its partners (including the German eembassy in Moscow, the Goethe Institute, and many regional funds) will present 16 films —9 new features, 2 documentaries, a TV fiction, and 4 short films— and 'Next generation 2005', a selection of shorts.

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Drei Grad kälter, screened in the presence of the main actress (Bibiana Beglau), the scriptwriter (Mona Kino), and the producer (Corinna Mehner), is the disturbing story of a missing person (Sebastian Blomberg) who keeps haunting the lives and thoughts of his friends (Bibiana Beglau, Johann von Bülow, Alexander Beyer) and family...until he comes back, five years later. This film which won the Silver Leopard 2005 in Locarno was produced by Sabotage Films and Blue Eyes Fiction in collaboration with Bayerische Rundfunk. Media Luna Entertainment handles international sales.

Until Sunday, the Moscow public will have the opportunity to meet some of the directors who have come to present their movies: Angelina Maccarone (Fremde Haut (Unveiled) [+see also:
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, Ben Verbong (A Christmoose Carol), Cyril Tuschi (Slight Changes in Temperature and Mind), Gordian Maugg (Zeppelin!) , Lancelot von Naso (short film The Surprise), and Thomas Fröhlich (short film Morgenschwarm), who focuses on the pretty women you see everyday at the tram station. In terms of features, the programme also includes Alone by Thomas Durchschlag, The Fisherman and his Wife by Doris Doerrie, Snowland by Hans Geissendoerfer, Willenbrock by Andreas Dresen, The Cave of the Yellow Dog by Byambasuren Davaa, and Crossing the Bridge [+see also:
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by Fatih Akin.

After Moscow, the same selection of films will be screened in Saint Petersburg.

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(Translated from French)

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