Göteborg keeps fair-weather eye on new German films
by German Films
27/01/2012 - Fresh German films from current directors have found their place in the programme of the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival (January 27–February 6), so much so that 48-year-old Andreas Dresen as well as the Austrian documentary expert Michael Glawogger have been promoted to the 'Masters' section to present their latest fare, respectively Stopped On Track [trailer] (winner of the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes) and Whore's Glory [trailer].
'Five Continents' is featuring Hans Steinbichler's latest, Promising the Moon (produced by d.i.e.film.gmbh), Hans Weingartner's Hut in the Woods [trailer] (Kahuuna Films Gmbh), and Christian Schwochow's Karlovy Vary-awarded Crack in the Shell [trailer] (teamWorx Produktion), while the 'Debuts' programme includes Jan Schomburg's Berlinale 2011-tile Above Us Only Sky [trailer] (Pandora Filmproduktion).
In 'Festival Favourites', the public will discover Xiaolu Guo's UFO in her Eyes [trailer], produced by Fatih Akin's Corazon International and two coproductions: Julia Loktev's The Loneliest Planet [trailer] and Ian FitzGibbon's Death of a Superhero [trailer].
The Swedish section, the Jessica Hausner tribute and the Arabian programme include respectively two, two and three German co-productions, and the documentary sidebar features Christian Stahl's Gangsterläufer as well as five co-productions including Michale Boganim's French/German Land of Oblivion [trailer].