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The best of German films showcased in Paris

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- The 18th edition of the event organized by German Films opens tomorrow in the French capital with 11 features on the programme

The best of German films showcased in Paris

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(photo) by Oskar Roehler will open the 18th German Cinema Festival organized in Paris by German Films at the Arlequin tomorrow evening. Discovered in competition in Karlovy Vary, the feature that depicts the RFA from 1949 to 1979 through three generations of a same family, will be screened in the presence of the director and actors Lavinia Wilson and Moritz Bleibtreu.

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Until October 8, the event will offer 11 features for their French avant-premieres. The closing film will notably be Two Lives [+see also:
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by Georg Maas (with Juliane Köhler and Liv Ullmann in the cast – read the article and the news), Germany’s candidate for the 2014 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, which will be distributed in France by Sophie Dulac.

Amongst the other titles in the programme named Cinema of Today, five features stand out: Closed Season [+see also:
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by Franziska Schlotterer (which owed Brigitte Hobmeier a Best Actress Award in Montreal), the social detective movie Nemez by Stanislav Güntner, Staub auf unseren Herzen by Hanna Doose (a film on the dynamic between a mother and daughter rewarded by a Prize of the Public last year in Munich), Silvi [+see also:
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byNico Sommer (about a woman in her forties trying to rebuild her life through newspaper ads) and the documentary Love Alien by Wolfram Huke.

The programme also features the paranoiac Invasion [+see also:
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by Dito Tsintsadze (Special Prize of the Jury in Montreal and Best Actor in Saint Petersburg), A Pact [+see also:
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(Zum Geburtstag) by Denis Dercourt (a well known French filmmaker, appreciated notably in Cannes with The Page Turner [+see also:
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, and who now lives in Berlin), Sister Vampires [+see also:
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(Die Vampirschwestern) by Wolfgang Groos (the mishaps of two 12 year old twins who are half vampires, a film rewarded amongst others in Toronto and Stockholm and bought for France by Swift Distribution) and Little Thirteen by Christian Klandt (Best Actress Award in Munich).

It is also worth noting that Güntner, Dercourt, Sommer, Huke and Maas will be present in Paris to present their films and that this edition of the German cinema festival will offer a focus on director Thomas Arslan, including Gold [+see also:
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(in competition at the Berlinale 2013), In the Shadows (2010), Vacation (2007) and A Fine Day (2001). Finally, like each year, two selections of short films will be screened.

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(Translated from French)

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