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Eye to Eye - All About German Film (Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte)

Eye to Eye - All About German Film
"Eye to Eye" (photo © Preview Production)

A film about the love of cinema, a voyage of discovery through 100 years of German film, which shows us that all which seems so far away, is, in reality, so close. Eye to Eye charts the great moments of German cinematic history. Unforgettable images are paraded before our eyes and make us feel like watching the classics again.

Acclaimed German filmmakers such as Caroline Link, Doris Doerrie, Michael Ballhaus, Tom Tykwer, Wim Wenders, Dominik Graf, Christian Petzold, Andreas Dresen, Wolfgang Kohlhaase and Hanns Zischler, use film extracts to illustrate to us the films that have been particularly important to them; they investigate the essence of German film. Thus, layer by layer, the film uncovers what so often has obscured our view of German film history. Eye to Eye is an homage to what we love about German cinema
Genre History
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2008
Directors Michael Althen, Hans Helmut Prinzler
Screenplay Michael Althen, Hans Helmut Prinzler
Cinematography Matthias Benzing
Tobias Streck
Robert Papst, Christian Birawski
Producer Joachim Schroeder
Production Company Preview Production/Munich, in co-production with Transit Film/Munich
Length 105 min
Format 35 mm, color, b&w
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlin 2008 (Berlinale Special), Viareggio 2008, MedFilm Festival 2008, Nyon 2009, Havanna 2009
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, WDR, SWR, Goethe-Institut, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Foundation, DEFA Stiftung
German Distributor Preview Production/Munich

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