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German-French Film Rendez-vous

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French professionals will be in Munich from tomorrow, to participate in high-level round table discussions at the fourth edition of the German-French Film Rendez-vous (see article).

After a statistical report presented by François Hurard (CNC) and Katja Jochum (FFA), the first debate will deal with distribution and exhibition, with a comparison of press and marketing campaigns in France and Germany by Régine Vial (Les Films du Losange ) and Stephan Hutter (Prokino), who will analyse the release of Michael Haneke’s Hidden [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Margaret Menegoz
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile
]
, while Jean Hernandez (Océan Films) and producer Quirin Berg (Wiedemann & Berg) will look at The Lives of Others [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Florian Henckel von Donners…
interview: Ulrich Muehe
film profile
]
by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (see Focus).

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On Friday afternoon Daniel Goudineau (Director General at France 3 Cinéma) and producer Martin Moszkowicz (Constantin Film Produktion) will hold a debate on digital projection. Participants will include Antoine Virenque (National Federation of French Distributors), Olivier Snanoudj (National Federation of French Cinemas), Claude-Eric Poiroux (Europa Cinemas) and Johannes Klingsporn (VDF – Film Distributors Association).

A discussion on cinema’s place in an ever-changing audiovisual landscape will follow. Speakers will include Laurent Storch (Director General at TF1 Films Production), Manuel Alduy (Head of French films acquisitions at Canal +), Jean Rozat (Director General at Arte France), Bettina Reitz (Director of Film and Fiction Programmes at Bayerischer Rundfunk) and Rainer Ingber (Programme Director at Premiere).

Friday afternoon will close with a debate on Video on Demand held by, among others, Mihai Crasneanu (Glowria) and Thilo Herbst (T-Online Vision), while Saturday morning will be dedicated to case studies of French/German co-productions, a debate held by Nathalie Bloch-Lainé (StudioCanal) and Klaus Schaefer (FFF Bavaria).

Yves Marmion (UGC YM) and Alfred Hürmer (Integral Film) will examine Guillaume Nicloux’s The Stone Council [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
in detail, before the outfit Fildebroc and Alexander Thies (NFP Teleart) comment on La Chambre d’ami (lit. “The Friend’s Room”) by Christian de Chalonge. Helge Albers (Flying Moon) and Philippe Avril (Unlimited) will talk about La fine del mare by Nora Hoppe while Jean-Jacques Beineix (Cargo Film) and Peter Sehr (P'Artisan Filmproduktion ) will discuss the co-production of Femmes de l’anarchiste, directed by himself and Marie-Noëlle.

See also our interview with Elizabeth Conter, German film specialist at Unifrance.

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(Translated from French)

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