The Festival de Cannes (8 – 19 May 2018) has added some more German films and co-productions to its program. Sergei Loznitsa, who has been living in Germany since 2001, will see DONBASS (DE/UA/FR/RO/NL, Fiction) opening the Un Certain Regard sidebar which has also programmed Ulrich Köhler's IN MY ROOM. This was announced by the festival.

In addition, the German co-productions AYKA by Sergey Dvortsevoy (RU/DE/PL/KZ, Pallas Film) and THE WILD PEAR TREE by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (TR/FR/DE/BG/MK/BA/SE, DETAiLFILM) have been selected for the Competition, while THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Lars von Trier (DK/FR/DE/SE, Zentropa Köln) will screen Out of Competition.

The independent Critics' Week sidebar had already unveiled its program at the beginning of the week and has selected the German co-production CHRIS THE SWISS by Anja Kofmel (CH/HR/DE/FI, Filmproduktion). RAFIKI by Wanuri Kahiu (ZA/KE/FR/LB/NO/NL/DE, Razor Film) was selected for Un Certain Regard.

Sergei Loznitsa shot his new feature film DONBASS in the Eastern Ukrainian town of Krivoy Rog. The film portrays life in one of the most troubled regions in contemporary Europe. The Donbass. Eastern Ukraine. A land is falling apart. A world collapsing. World views in fragments. We see the nameless struggle of the global players from the bird's eye view of history. But what does it look like down there on the ground for the people who have to endure this inferno each day? How do the people survive? How does humanity survive? How does the Donbass survive?

All of the German films and co-productions announced for the selection in Cannes 2018 so far…

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