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    German cinema well represented at Locarno International Film Festival

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

    German cinema is very well represented at this year’s Locarno International Film Festival (August 5-15) which will be the artistic director Frederic Maire’s fourth and last edition before he hands over the reins to Olivier Pere and takes up the running of the Swiss Cinematheque this autumn.

    Cannes 2009 Festival Report

    Monday, August 3rd, 2009

    When Austrian director Michael Haneke’s Das weisse Band (The White Ribbon) was awarded the Golden Palm at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, few in the press corps would disagree. After all,  this was Haneke’s sixth appearance ‘in competition’, so in a sense he had already paid his dues and thus seemed, throughout the festival, to [...]