German films and co-productions on show in Karlovy Vary
04/07/2012 - This year, the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 29–July 7) is screening an impressive number of titles illustrating Germany's commitment to co-productions and the documentary genre. Indeed, the non-fiction competition includes Ilian Metev's Cannes title Sofia's Last Ambulance [trailer] (photo), Uruguay's Alicia Cano's The Bella Vista, Jacob Dammas and Helge Renner's Polish Illusions, and Marten Persiel's This Ain't California, and Austria's Michael Glawogger's Whore's Glory (co-produced in Germany by Quinte Film) is showing out of competition.
Two German co-productions have been selected in the 'East of the West' sidebar : Hungarian director Sara Cserhalmi's Dear Betrayed Friend and Bojan Vuletic's Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying [trailer].
The 'Forum of Independents' features Jan Ole Gerster's Oh Boy! (produced by Schiwago Film GmbH), while the 'Horizons' section includes Christian Petzold's acclaimed Barbara [trailer, film focus] (Schramm Film Koerner & Weber) and several co-productions, all presented either in Berlin or Cannes (except for Swedish director Peter Dalle's An Enemy to Die For [trailer]): Bence Fliegauf's Just The Wind [trailer, film focus], Miguel Gomes's fantastic Tabu [trailer, film focus], Sergei Loznitsa's In the Fog [trailer], Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love [trailer], Alain Resnais' You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet and Love [trailer, film focus], which earned Michael Haneke his second Golden Palm.
More co-productions are on show in Karlovy Vary: Tomas Lunak's Alois nebel [trailer] and Petr Oukropec's Blue Tiger (Czech Films 2011-2012), Hungary's Istvan Szabo's The Door (Special Events), and Tim Fehlbaum's German/Swiss title Hell [trailer] (Variety’s Ten Euro Directors to Watch).