A host of German coproductions in Sarajevo
by German Films
11/07/2012 - The 18th Sarajevo Film Festival (July 6-14), currently in progress in the Bosnian capital, is presenting an impressive numbers of quality titles coproduced in Germany, such as the competition selections Children of Sarajevo [trailer, film focus] by Aida Begic, a Rohfilm coproduction previously screened in Cannes; Voice of My Father by Turkish directors Orhan Eskiköy and Zeynel Dogan (coproduced by Riva Filmproduktion); and The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears (photo) by Macedonia's Teona Mitevska (coproduced by ostlicht filmproduktion).
The documentary competition also includes three films partly financed in Germany: Bulgarian director Andrey Paounov's The Boy Who Was A King (coproduced by zero one), Emine Emel Balci's Ich liebe dich (unafilm), and the acclaimed Cannes selection Sofia's Last Ambulance [trailer], by Ilian Metev (Sutor Kolonko). In the 'New Currents' sidebar, an Austrian expert in the non-fiction genre, Michael Glawogger, is presenting Whores' Glory [trailer] (Quinte Film), while the New Currents short film programme includes two fully German productions and the 'Civil Liberty/Human Rights Day' sidebar five.
'In Focus' is featuring Hungary's Bence Fliegauf's Just the Wind [trailer, film focus], in competition at the last Berlinale, and two films by Austrian directors from the Cannes competition : Ulrich Seidl's Paradise: Love [trailer] (coproduced by Tatfilm) and Michael Haneke's second Golden Palm winner, Love [trailer, film focus] (coproduced by X Filme Creative Pool).
In 'Kinoscope', the Bosnian public can discover Mia Hansen-Love's Goodbye First Love [trailer, film focus] (coprod. Razor Film), Leos Carax' dazzling Holy Motors [trailer, film focus] (Pandora, Pola Pandora), Michale Boganim's Land Of Oblivion [trailer] (Vandertastic), and Julia Loktev's The Loneliest Planet [trailer] (Flying Moon Filmproduktion).
Finally, Laško Summer Nights features Finnish phenomenon Iron Sky [trailer, film focus] by Timo Vuorensola (coproduced by 27 Films) and Barnaby Southcombe's British psychological thriller I, Anna (coprod. Riva Filmproduktion), a Berlinale selection starring Charlotte Rampling.