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German Film Week in Bangalore in 2008

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Together with German Films, the Goethe Institut is organising a German Film Week for the first time from 8 - 14 August, 2008 in the famous Lavanya Cinema of the Indian metropolis of Bangalore. The program will open on 8 August with REQUIEM by Hans-Christian Schmid. DISTANT LIGHTS (LICHTER) by the same director will also be shown in the program. Other films screening are: THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE) and HEAD-ON (GEGEN DIE WAND) by Fatih Akin, THE EDUKATORS (DIE FETTEN JAHRE SIND V...

Shooting Stars in Berlin

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The hottest young European actors and actresses have been announced by European Film Promotion as SHOOTING STARS 2007. 25 up-and-coming actors have been chosen by EFP member organizations across Europe, and will go on to take part in a series of events at the Berlin International Film Festival (10th - 12th February) designed to encourage the international film industry, media and public to acknowledge the incredible screen talent that lies within Europe. In very special anniversary celebration...

Sophie Scholl opens Buenos Aires german fest

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SOPHIE SCHOLL – THE FINAL DAYS (SOPHIE SCHOLL – DIE LETZTEN TAGE) will open the Fifth Festival of German Cinema at the Village Recoletas in Buenos Aires on September 1, 2005. Lead actress Julia Jentsch and director Marc Rothemund will be travelling to Argentina to introduce their film in person. Presenting a total of 34 films in 29 performances, the organiser German Films will be offering a varied and exciting snapshot of contemporary German cinema. The programme includes nine feature films...

Jewish Comedy Takes most German Film Prizes

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"Alles auf Zucker" (Go for Zucker: An Unorthodox Comedy), the first Jewish comedy made in Germany since World War II, won "Lola" awards for best film, best director and best actor, as well as top honors for screenwriting, costume and music.The film, which cost just 1.5 million euros has been a surprise box office hit, beat the blockbuster "Der Untergang" (Downfall), about Hitler's final days, which went home empty-handed."I just beat Hitler!...It's just great that a little Communist guy of Jewis...

Emmerich to be Jury President of the Berlinale 2005

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German director Roland Emmerich will be president of the International Jury of the Berlinale 2005. Emmerich’s international career began with the film Das Arche Noah Prinzip (The Noah’s Ark Principle) which screened at the Berlinale in 1984 and attracted worldwide attention. Hollywood discovered this great talent, who then went on to make Independence Day, Godzilla and The Patriot, all Oscar-crowned works. In 2004, with The Day After Tomorrow, Emmerich contributed to the ongoing debate on th...

Strong German presence in Montreal

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EDELWEISS PIRATES in competition at MontrealA total of 21 German films and two German-international co-productions can be seen at the 28th World Film Festival Montreal (26.08.- 06.09.2004).Niko von Glasow has been invited to the festival's official competition with EDELWEISS PIRATES (EDELWEISSPIRATEN). Loosely based on actual events, the films tells the story of a group of youths in Cologne-Ehrenfeld led by 17-year-old Karl Ripke towards the end of the war. „Edelweiss pirates“ was the name t...

On the Road to the Palmarès

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With two days away to the Palmarès, and two films left to screen, here is the official selection which has commanded the press attention for over a week - with comments by the directors. No one can ever predict what a jury with a chemistry of its own will decide. We have some ideas though from the day one press conference: Benoît Poelvoorde is going to take revenge on the films because he's never won an award (prompted by Bob Hope and Billy Crystal). Tilda Swinton and Quentin Tarantino will po...

It's Politics!

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Politics is the theme of the day at Cannes May 17. Young Austrian Hans Weingartner --brings German film up to speed with 'The Edukators'. "Many young people yearn for radical political change, but there's a real lack of new suggestions," says Hans Weingartner. "We live in a society that's so individualistic that the idea of group action has become impossible, or nearly. 'The Edukators' tells a story of resistance – a story of poetic resistance." Sean Penn was on hand for 'The Assassination of ...

Films Day 6

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Films Day 6In CompetitionFAHRENHEIT 911 by Michael MOORE (USA)WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN by HONG Sangsoo (South Korea/France) THE EDUKATORS by Hans WEINGARTNER (Germany/Austria)A Certain RegardHOTEL by Jessica HAUSNER (Austria/Germany)THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON by Niels MUELLER (USA/Mexico)Cannes ClassicsBEFORE THE REVOLUTION by Bernardo BERTOLUCCI VIDAS SECAS by Nelson PEREIRA DOS SANTOS DEUS E O DIABO NA TERRA DO SOL by Glauber ROCHA ...

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