German co-productions in Rotterdam
by German Films
26/01/2012 - The 41st Rotterdam Film Festival (January 25–February 5) is presenting a wide selection of German titles and coproductions.
Although the Tiger Awards Competition only welcomes the Turkish title Voice of My Father by Orhan Eskiköy and Zeynel Dogan (co-produced in Germany by Riva Filmproduktion) and the Tiger Competition for short films the Finnish/Danish/German co-production Scene Shifts, in Six Movements by Jani Ruscica, the section Bright Future is rich in German works, with Jan Zabeil's The River Used To Be A Man [trailer] (produced by Rohfilm), Markus Busch's Rough (element e filmproduktion GmbH) and Jessica Krummacher's Totem [trailer] (Arepo Media GmbH, Schlicht und Ergreifend Film GmbH, Klappboxfilme, Münchner Filmwerkstatt). The same sidebar isalso featuring the co-production Future Lasts Forever [trailer] by Turkish director Özcan Alper (co-produced by unafilm), Grimunho by Brazilian duo Helvécio Marins Jr-Clarissa Campolina (co-produced by Autentika Films) and the Moroccan debut On The Edge by Leila Kilani (co-produced by Vandertastic).
Spectrum will be presenting Christian Schwochow's Karlovy Vary title Crack in the Shell [trailer] (teamWorx Produktion) and various high-profile co-productions: David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method [trailer], Mia Hansen-Love's Goodbye First Love [trailer, film focus], Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre [trailer, film focus], Julia Loktev's The Loneliest Planet [trailer], Filippos Tsitsos's Unfair World and Khavn De La Cruz's Mondomanila. In addition, no fewer than 15 shorts made by German production companies are on the programme of 'Spectrum Shorts'.
Finally, Signals for Real is featuring Aram Bartholl's Map and Made in Rotterdam the Dutch/German title Bad Luck City by Aaike Stuart.