German films and coproductions in London
by German Films
The 55th BFI London Film Festival (October 12 – 27), which starts today, is featuring an interesting selection of German titles.
Most of these selections will be screening in the aptly-named Cinema Europe section, starting which the project Three Lives, which comprises three feature-length extrapolations on the story of an escaped criminal: Christoph Hochhäusler's Three Lives – One Minute of Darkness [+see also:
film profile] (Heimatfilm), Christian Petzold's Three Lives – Beats Being Dead (Schramm Film Koerner & Weber), and Dominik Graf's Three Lives – Don't Follow Me Around (Burkert Bareiss Produktion, TV60 Film) [directors pictured].
The same sidebar includes Andreas Dresen's harrowing Un Certain Regard winner Stopped on Track [+see also:
film profile] (Rommel Filmproduktion) and Hut in the Woods, by Hans Weingartner (The Edukators [+see also:
film profile]). It also features three high-profile coproductions: Ulrich Köhler's Silver Bear winner Sleeping Sickness [+see also:
interview: Ulrich Kohler
film profile], coproduced by Komplizen Film and Ö Film with French and Dutch partners; Julia Loktev's US film The Loneliest Planet [+see also:
film profile] (coprod. Flying Moon); Austrian director Michael Glawogger's Whore's Glory (coprod. Quinte Film).
Roland Emmerich's latest effort, Anonymous [+see also:
interview: Rhys Ifans
interview: Roland Emmerich
interview: The cast of Roland Emmerich…
film profile], coproduced by Studio Babelsberg with British and American partners, will be presented within the ambit of the May Fair Gala.
Two coproductions by Pandora can be found on the programme: Eran Kolirin's The Exchange will be screened as a Film On The Square, while Argentinian director Gustavo Taretto's Medianeras [+see also:
film profile] is part of the World section. The German delegation is rounded up by five shorts.
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