By Martin Blaney | July 15, 2011
75 international buyers from 33 countries attended the 11th edition of the German Films Previews which was held in Hamburg from July 10-13. The four-day event, which is organised by the promotion agency German Films and is supported by the regional film fund Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Studio Hamburg and Hamburg Marketing, presented market screenings at the CinemaxX multiplex of new German titles and international co-productions with German involvement.
The 17-title programme ranged from debutant Tim Fehlmann’s apocalyptic thriller hell, which will have its international premiere in Locarno on August 4, and Christian Zübert’s dramedy Three Quarter Moon (Dreiviertelmond) through Sebastian Dehnhardt’s documentary Klitschko (see review in KINO 100) and Anna Justice’s Remembrance (Die verlorene Zeit) to Robert Thalheim’s Westwind, a melodrama and love story set in Hungary the year before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In addition, The Match Factory will be showing Stephane Robelin’s drama And If We All Lived Together?, Achim von Borries’ Second World War drama Four Days In May (Vier Tage im Mai), which has been selected for Locarno’s International Competition, and Michael Glawogger’s latest documentary Whore’s Glory.
Also screening were Ziska Riemann’s coming of age drama Lollipop Monster and Christian Schwochow’s Cracks in the Shell (Die Unsichtbare), which both ran in Karlovy Vary’s competition.
In addition, buyers could see promo-reels of such forthcoming titles as Franziska Buch’s family film Yoko, the children’s animation TV series Mullewapp Stories, Barnaby Southcombe’s film noir I, Anna as well as screen films collected in a DVD library.
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