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German Cinema in the capital


The Export-Union and its partners (includine FFA, FF Bayern, Filmstiftung NRW, Nordmedia, Filmboard Berlin-Brandemburg and the Goethe Institute) is opening the 2nd edition of the festival of German Cinema in Moscow today. The programme includes 8 feature length films, one documentary, one short film, a TV movie and the NEXT GENERATION 2003 series of shorts.

The opening film of the Festival will be Distant Lights by Hans-Christian Schmidt, who will be present together with the film’s producer, Jakob Claussen, some of whose other work will also be featured in a small retrospective, including screenings of Crazy, It's a Jungle Out There and 23. The Festival programme also includes some of the big box office hits of the past season, including The miracle of Bern by Sönke Wortmann, Rosenstrasse [+see also:
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by Margarethe von Trotta and The Flying Classroom by Tomy Wigand, as well as first films like A Little Bit of Freedom by the Kurdish director Yüksel Yavuz, recently presented at Cannes and Fools by Tom Schreiber, produced by Wim Wenders amongst others and presented at the last Berlinale in the "Perspektiv Deutsches Kino" section.

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(Translated from Italian)

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