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Large German presence in Toronto

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Large German presence in Toronto

The German film industry has a very high profile at the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival (September 4-13) with a total of 36 (co)productions in the festival's various sections.

Caroline Link’s A Year Ago in Winter will have its world premiere in Toronto as a Gala Presentation, as will Max Faerberboeck’s A Woman in Berlin, as a Special Presentation.

The latter section will also feature the following co-productions: Christophe Barratier’s Faubourg 36 [+see also:
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, Vicente Amorim’s Good [+see also:
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, Amos Gitai’s One Day You’ll Understand, Philippe Claudel’s I’ve Loved You So Long and Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir [+see also:
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Another two world premieres will be seen in the Sprockets Family Zone: Marco Kreuzpaintner’s Krabat and Thomas Borch Nielsen’s Sunshine Barry and the Disco Worms (Denmark/Germany).

Paul Schrader’s Adam Resurrected, Werner Schroeter’s Tonight and Jean-Pierre und Luc Dardenne’s The Silence of Lorna [+see also:
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interview: Arta Dobroshi
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– all German co-productions – can be seen in the Masters sidebar.

Twelve German films and co-productions are being shown in the Contemporary World Cinema section: Christian Petzold’s Jerichow [+see also:
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, Andreas Dresen’s Cloud 9 [+see also:
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, Hans Steinbichler’s My Mother, My Bride and I, Malgorzata Szumowska’s 33 Scenes From Life [+see also:
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, Bohdan Sláma’s The Country Teacher [+see also:
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, Ole Christian Madsen’s Flame and Citron [+see also:
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, Umberto Pasolini’s Machan [+see also:
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, Gulshat Omarova’s Native Dancer, Bent Hamer’s O'Horten [+see also:
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, Yesim Ustaoglu’s Pandora’s Box, Amos Kollek’s Restless [+see also:
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and Haile Gerima’s Teza [+see also:
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German co-productions will also screen in the section Visions (Lisandro Alonso’s Liverpool, Semih Kaplanoglu’s Milk and Pablo Aguero’s Salamandra [+see also:
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), the debut film sidebar Discovery (Kornél Mundroczó’s Delta [+see also:
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, Aida Begic’s Snow [+see also:
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and Sergey Dvortsevoy’s Tulpan [+see also:
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) and Vanguard (Gilles Bourdos’ Afterwards and Josué Méndez’s Dioses).

Lastly, three films from Germany are being shown in the documentary film sidebar Real to Reel: The Heart of Jenin by Leon Geller and Marcus Vetter, Dorothee Wenner’s Peace Mission and Ben Kempas’ Upstream Battle. The short Rodakis by Olaf Nicolai can be seen in the experimental section Wavelengths.

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