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Hong Kong FF features dozen German films

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Twelve German productions and co-productions have been selected for the various programmes of the 31st Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 20-April 11).

First up is The Big Sell-Out by Florian Opitz, which will screen in the Humanitarian Awards for Documentaries section.

In collaboration with the Goethe Institut in Hong Kong, the festival will hold a sidebar event entitled German Cinema Returns, presenting eight new German films: Sven Taddicken’s Emma's Bliss [+see also:
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, Matthias Glasner’s The Free Will, Rudolf Thome’s You Told Me You Love Me, Pingpong [+see also:
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interview: Matthias Luthardt
interview: Sebastian Urzendowsky
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by Matthias Luthardt, Birgit Grosskopf’s Princess, Longing [+see also:
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by Valeska Grisebach, Summer 04 [+see also:
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by Stefan Krohmer and Chris KrausFour Minutes [+see also:
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Paul Verhoeven’s Black Book [+see also:
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(Holland/Germany/UK/Belgium) will be shown as a Gala Presentation while the Masterclass section will present co-productions Klimt [+see also:
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(Austria/Germany/UK/France) by Raoul Ruizand Aki Kaurismaki’s Lights in the Dusk [+see also:
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(Finland/Germany/France/Italy).

Six German-international co-productions are furthermore screening in Global Vision: Grbavica [+see also:
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interview: Barbara Albert
interview: Jasmila Zbanic
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(Austria/Bosnia/Germany/Croatia) by Jamila Zbanic, Andrea Staka’s Fraulein [+see also:
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(Switzerland/Germany), Khadak [+see also:
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interview: Jessica Woodworth
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(Germany/Belgium/Holland) by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens, Michael Glawogger’s Slumming [+see also:
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(Austria/Germany), Karim Ainouz’s Suely in the Sky [+see also:
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(Brazil/Germany/France) as well as To Get to Heaven First You Have to Die [+see also:
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by Djamshed Usmonov (Tajikistan/Germany).

Indie Power will feature Andres Veiel’s The Kick and Day Night Day Night [+see also:
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(US/Germany) by Julia Loktev.

For further information, please contact Kim Behrendt at behrendt@german-films.de.

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