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September 2019
 
30 September 2019
 
 
 
COMPLETE SUCCESS: GERMAN FILM WEEK IN BUENOS AIRES
Johanna Buse, Marcus H. Rosenmüller, Gustav Wilhelmi, Simone Baumann (© Fabian Malavolta)

The 19th edition of the Festival de Cine Alemán Buenos Aires (12-18 September 2019) began on 11 September with a morning press screening followed by a press conference at which 60 enthusiastic journalists and a chirpy Marcus H. Rosenmüller discussed his film THE KEEPER. Rosenmüller, who was in Buenos Aires from 10-15 September, received many enquiries from the national press and had a busy schedule during the festival.

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SPOTLIGHT: FACE TO FACE GERMAN FILM WEEKEND IN LONDON

German Films and Regent Street Cinema presented FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN TALENT: THE GERMAN FILM WEEKEND to the public in London for the second time from 20-22 September 2019. The film program was curated by film critic Anna Smith, who is also known for her popular podcast GIRLS ON FILM.

There were screenings of six German films, while the talents Maria Dragus, Christian Friedel and Jonas Nay from the current FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaign were in London to present their films and serial formats to the audience. There were animated discussions during the Q&As after the screenings of LOST ONES (with Maria Dragus) and HAPPINESS SUCKS (with Christian Friedel) as well as the first two episodes of the mini-series THE MASTER BUTCHER (with Jonas Nay).

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FESTIVALS

German films and co-productions at Busan, Telluride, Vancouver, London, San Sebastian, Fantastic Fest, Heartland, Mill Valley, Reykjavik, Helsinki, Zurich, The Hamptons, Bristol, Drama and Chicago.

 
 
AWARDS

Awards for German films and co-productions at Drama.

 
 
INTERNATIONAL RELEASES IN OCTOBER

International releases of German films in October 2019 supported by the German Films Distribution Support program. More...

 
 
BOX OFFICE HITS

A total of 351 German films (majority and minority) have been released in international cinemas around the globe since the beginning of 2019, generating box-office takings of almost 61 million euros.

In Russia, German animated films continue to be an export success: more than 600,000 cinema-goers have seen the German animated film MANOU – THE SWIFT in 28 countries this year, with almost 100,000 posted in Russia since its release on 12 September 2019.

MARNIE'S WORLD has attracted more than 200,000 cinema-goers into Russian cinemas, with the film reaching almost 400,000 admissions worldwide since its release.

Another major success is the theatrical release of MARTIN EDEN in Italy, an Italian-German-French co-production, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and has already been seen by over 200,000 cinema-goers in Italian cinemas since the beginning of September.

In addition, the following international film releases with backing from German Films' distribution support program were successful:

France, Beta Cinema, Diaphana Distribution, NEVER LOOK AWAY, release on 17 July 2019, admissions to date: 140,500

Czech Republic, Picture Tree International, AQS, 100 THINGS, film release 18 July 2019, admissions to date: 37,724

Slovakia, Picture Tree International, Magic Box Slovakia, 100 THINGS, film release 18 July 2019, admissions to date: 27,711