year's winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin. The director and the two lead
actors will come to Rome to introduce the film in person. After the
screening, the Export-Union will host a reception in the newly opened Museum
for Art of the 21st Century MAXXI.
The following films will be shown: THE FLYING CLASSROOM (DAS FLIEGENDE
Yüksel Yavuz, LUTHER by Eric Till, JAGGED HARMONIES (MEIN NAME IST BACH) by Dominique de Rivaz, THIS VERY MOMENT (MILCHWALD) by Christoph Hochhäusler, SCHULTZE GETS THE BLUES by Michael Schorr, THE STRATOSPHERE GIRL by M.X.Oberg, GUN-SHY (SCHUSSANGST) by Dito Tsintsadze,
Director Jochen Breitenstein will also be coming to Rome for a discussion
about his documentary DER RING DES BUDDHA.
In addition to screening the short film programme NEXT GENERATION 2003, the
Export-Union will also be collaborating with AG Kurzfilm on showing the
shorts PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB (BITTE NICHT STÖREN) by Paul Schwarz, WOMAN
BELOW THE ICE (DIE EISBADERIN) by Alla Churikova and THE ANIMAL LOVER (DER
TIERFREUND) by Jens Junker in the festival cinema. Another screening will be
held in Rome's film academy SNC together with a workshop for Italian and
German film students.
The programme will be rounded off with an evening of silent film: Aljoscha
Zimmermann and his ensemble will accompany THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI (DAS
CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI) by Robert Wiene.
School screenings will be organised in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut
in Rome for THE FLYING CLASSROOM (DAS FLIEGENDE KLASSENZIMMER) and FREMDER
FREUND for the German and Swiss Schools.
The event's partners are: BKM, FFA, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFF Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg, Filmstiftung NRW, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, nordmedia, AG Dok, AG Kurzfilm and the
Goethe-Institut in Rome.
The Festival is being sponsored by DARC-Direzione Generale per l’
Architettura e l’Arte Contemporanee, the Museum of Art of the 21st Century
MAXXI, the SNC, RAI SAT Cinema World, Radio Città Futura, Lady Film, Eagle
Pictures, Palomar, Metacinema, BIM Distribuzione, Baba Catering, Antica
Azienda Curto, Centro Musicale, Erdinger Weißbräu, the Friedrich Wilhelm
Murnau Foundation and Kodak.