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    KINO! 2008 – German Films at MoMA New York

    Saturday, November 29th, 2008

    Each autumn, for the past 29 years, the Museum of Modern Art – together with the Goethe Institute New York, the German Consulate General, and German Films – presents an annual slate of new noteworthy films from emerging and established German filmmakers. This year’s opening film at KINO! 2008 (5-13 November 2008) was Doris Dörrie’s […]

    Manfred Schmidt Interview – MDM Leipzig

    Monday, November 24th, 2008

    From 1998 to the present, Manfred Schmidt is the Executive Director of the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM). From 1969 to 1981 he was a member of the Berlin Maxim Gorki Theater. This followed a seven-year period of freelance work as author and dramatic adviser. In 1988, he started working as script analyst and author at […]

    Auge in Auge – eine deutsche Filmgeschichte

    Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

    In Auge in Auge – eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (Eye to Eye – All About German Film), a compilation documentary by film historians Michael Althen and Hans Helmut Prinzler, the “eyes” belong to ten prominent German film personalities who talk with unbounded enthusiasm about their favorite German films. The viewer is also treated to a tour […]

    10th CINEMANILA International Film Festival 2008

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    DEKADA – celebrating a decade of CINEMANILA International Film Festival. The Philippines of Southeast Asia are an archipelago of 7107 islands with around 91 million inhabitants. Its capital, Manila, is located on the island of Luzon and with 15 million citizens is one of the world’s largest and most densely populated cities. From 16 to […]

    51st DOK Leipzig Festival 2008

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    One glance at the portfolio of this year’s 51st Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animation Films (27 October to 2 November 2008)– aka DOK Leipzig – is mind-boggling! Even the most experienced festivalier would find it difficult to assimilate more than 320 films from 50 countries, all programmed within the short span of six […]

    Michael Klier’s Alter und Schönheit – Age and Beauty

    Saturday, November 8th, 2008

    Lonely people, desolate urban landscapes, and moral dilemmas are at the core of Michael Klier’s Alter und Schönheit (Age and Beauty) – as found in all films of his self-styled Berlin cycle, a collection of simple stories with penetrating observations by a genuine auteur with a style and vision to match, each lensed by the […]

    Christian Petzold’s Jerichow – James M. Cain Remake

    Saturday, November 8th, 2008

    One of the highlights of the 2008 Hof Film Festival, Christian Petzold’s Jerichow arrived fresh from the Venice film festival. The title refers to an East German town located not far from Wittenberge on the Elbe River, where Petzold’s previous film Yella (2007) had been shot. From the standpoint of the director’s auteur credentials, Jerichow […]

    Der Baader Meinhof Komplex vs RAF Film Chronicle

    Saturday, November 8th, 2008

    More than a dozen German productions (film, TV, stage) have been made about the Baader-Meinhof RAF phenomenon long before Uli Edel filmed Stefan Aust’s bestseller on Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008), the official German entry for this year’s foreign-laguage Oscar. Producer Bernd Eichinger, who also wrote the screenplay, has insisted that his and Edel’s fast-moving, […]

    46th New York Film Festival 2008

    Saturday, November 8th, 2008

    For the 46th outing, from 26 September to 12 October 2008, The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival offered the crème de la crème of world cinema to New York audiences. It was a real treat and a great preview of the upcoming slated art-house films. “Reality meets Fiction” seemed to be […]

    Happy Birthday – IFP turns 30 – September 2008

    Saturday, November 8th, 2008

    Between Sunday, September 14, and Friday, September 19, the Independent Feature Project (IFP) Market marked its 30th anniversary with a new name and a six-day celebration filled with tons of valuable industry information and new and exciting film projects. The newly christened Independent Film Week (IFW) is the United States’s biggest and most established film […]

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