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FESTIVALS Germany

Strong German presence at Göteborg

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The 33rd Göteborg International Film Festival, which opened Friday and runs through February 8, will present 38 German (co)productions.

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award will go to Maren Ade’s Everyone Else [+see also:
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interview: Maren Ade
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while the Five Continents sidebar has selected Susanne Schneider’s The Day Will Come [+see also:
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and Kai Wessel’s Hilde [+see also:
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Hawa Essuman’s Soul Boy and Uli M. Schueppel’s tranzania.living.room will play in Forget Africa, part of this year’s international focus.

Other films and sections include Matthias Emcke’s Phantom Pain (First Cut), Fatih Akin’s Soul Kitchen [+see also:
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(Gala), Monika Treut’s Ghosted [+see also:
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and Khalid Gill’s Kiss the Moon (Panorama) and Rika Ohara’s The Heart of No Place (New Visions).

Toni Schifer’s documentary On/Off – Mark Stewart Pop Group to Maggia can be seen in Music Nonstop.

The Masters section will be showing History of Hell by Rosa von Praunheim and Margarethe von Trotta’s Vision [+see also:
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Esther Gronenborn’s Kaifeck Murder [+see also:
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, Damjan Kozole’s Slovenian Girl [+see also:
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and Wolfgang Fischer’s What You Don't See are screening in Horror and Suspense.

The documentary section includes Guenter Wallraff: Black On White by Pagonis Pagonakis and Susanne Jaeger, Joerg Adolph’s Lost Town and Vadim Jendreyko’s The Woman With the 5 Elephants.

Festival Favourites will present Florian Gallenberger’s John Rabe [+see also:
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, Samuel Maoz’s Lebanon [+see also:
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and She, a Chinese [+see also:
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by Xiaolu Guo.

Another 12 German co-productions that will be shown in various sections include A Rational Solution [+see also:
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interview: Jörgen Bergmark
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, the three Millennium titles, Last Cowboy Standing [+see also:
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and The Good Heart [+see also:
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