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Reyels wins at Ludwigshafen

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Ann-Kristin Reyels’ Hounds [+see also:
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(FIPRESCI award winner in the 2007 Berlinale Forum section) has been announced as the winning film of the 3rd Ludwigshafen German Film Festival (June 6-17), which this year aimed to focus on the artistic dimension of cinema (see article).

The Credofilm/ZDF title starring Josef Hader is the story of a teenager’s loneliness after his parents’ break-up. Between separated couples, future marriages and affairs, the only moments of calm Lars experiences are during his walks in the snow with a deaf and dumb girl, Marie.

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Hounds beat off nine competitors to win the Filmkunstpreis (worth €50,000). It was awarded for its delicate composition, with the jury referring it to as "a cold, clear and wintry film endlessly consumed by moments of tragicomic madness".

Hounds will be released in Germany in September by Zauberlandfilm.

(Translated from French)

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