German cinema invades French capital
by Bénédicte Prot
The 12th German Film Festival (October 10-16) – an annual event organised by German Films in collaboration with the Paris Goethe Institute and a series of partners – unspools at Paris’ Arlequin Cinema tomorrow evening with a screening of Martin Gypkens’ Locarno title Nothing but Ghosts [+see also:
Further titles that illustrate Cinema d'aujourd'hui (Cinema Today) have also been selected, some of which have picked up awards at prestigious festivals, including Christian Petzold’s Yella [+see also:
film profile], which won Nina Hoss a Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 2007 Berlinale, and Maria Speth’s Madonnas, whose lead actress Sandra Hüller won an award at Mar del Plata.
French filmgoers will be treated to preview screenings of Ralf Westhoff’s Shoppen, Thomas Arslan’s Vacation [+see also:
film profile], Mirage by Simon Gross, Dani Levy’s hit title Mein Führer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler [+see also:
film profile], Volker Einrauch’s Der andere Junge and Felix Randau’s The Calling Game, in the presence of their directors.
Festival winners such as Four Minutes [+see also:
film profile] by Chris Kraus will also feature, along with this year’s most acclaimed documentaries, a selection of youth films and a series of shorts entitled Next Generation 2007.
The audience’s favourite film will be announced on October 16. Its screening will be followed by Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven [+see also:
interview: Fatih Akin
interview: Klaus Maeck
film profile] (see Focus), a Cannes title recently put forward as Germany’s candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination.
For further information, please visit the festival website.
(Translated from French)
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