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24 German films at Göteborg

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24 German films and co-productions were selected at the 31st Göteborg Film Festival (January 25-February 4), which opened last Friday.

The sidebar entitled First Cut is presenting The Heart is a Dark Forest [+see also:
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by Nicolette Krebitz, Elli Makra – 42277 Wuppertal by Athanasios Karanikolas, Faro: Goddess of the Water by Sailf Traoré and Jan Bonny’s Counterparts [+see also:
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The Five Continents section is showing Eduart [+see also:
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by Angeliki Antoniou, Runaway Horse by Rainer Kaufmann, According to the he Plan by Franziska Meletzky, Madonnas by Maria Speth and Vivere by Angelina Maccarone.

Autistic Disco by Hans Steinbichler and Der Prospektor by Heiner Stadler can be seen in Another View, while the Horror & Suspense section features Srdan Golubovic’s The Trap .

The documentary sidebar It’s All True is screening Rubljovka: Road to Bliss by Irene Langemann and Dust by Hartmut Bitomsky. Another documentary, Two Mothers: The Search Began in Riga by Rosa von Praunheim, is part of the section Masters.

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award competition presents Hounds [+see also:
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by Ann-Kristin Reyels and Critics’ Week Reclaim Your Brain [+see also:
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by Hans Weingartner.

Maximated Animation is showing the short The Bed-Wetter by Ingo Schiller. Another short, Amin by David Dusa, is screening in Swedish Shorts 2008.

Funny Games by Michael Haneke can be seen in the Gala section.

Swedish Features 2007 is showing the co-productions Hoppet [+see also:
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by Petter Naess, The Torso by Martin Asph, Tomorrow Never Knows by Kirsi Nevanti and You, the Living [+see also:
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interview: Pernilla Sandström
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by Roy Andersson.

The Göteborg festival is regarded as one of the most renowned film events in Scandinavia and, together with the associated Nordic Film Market, is the most important industry gathering in Sweden. It is the biggest film festival in Northern Europe and well known for its professional organisation, hospitality and family atmosphere.

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