Dreams and Spaces at the Festival of German Films in Moscow

The 18th Festival of German Films in Moscow (27 November - 4 December, 2019) will open with TRAUMFABRIK by Martin Schreier. The director as well as the actor Lenn Kudrjawizki and producer Sebastian Fruner will be in town to present the film to the Russian audiences. The screening will be followed by a Q&A. A total of 13 German feature films, one TV series and three shorts as well as the NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2019 program of shorts are due to be shown in the Formula Kino Horizont.

2018 had seen the festival again attracting more than 3,000 cinema-goers to the screenings. And this year will also see the Moscow audience being able to indulge in their great passion for German cinema thanks to a fantastic line-up. Moreover, eight guests will be accompanying the festival's program in Moscow and introduce their films there,

The discussions with the audience are not only an important part of the cultural exchange, but also show interested Russian distributors attending the screenings how enthusiastic the audience's reactions are to the films. TRAUMFABRIK already has Raketa as Russian distributor - the film's release in Russia is planned for 28 November, one day after the opening of the Festival of German Films. THE MASTER BUTCHER is the second example of a serial format from Germany being shown at the festival in Moscow.

Schreier, Fruner and Kudrjawizki will be joined at the festival in Moscow by the actor Aram Arami (A REGULAR WOMAN), director Matthias Lintner (PROPERTY), director Yana Ugrekhelidze (ARMED LULLABY), director Uli Edel (THE MASTER BUTCHER) and screenwriter Laila Stieler and Conny Gundermann (both for GUNDERMANN).

As part of a cooperation with the Goethe Institut in Moscow and the MNSK Film School, Laila Stieler will give a seminar and talk with the film school's students about GUNDERMANN and her work on the screenplay. The panel on ¨Arthouse, auteur and other films. About creating competition and interest¨ will be held on 2 December during the International Forum Russian Film Business 2019 with participation from German Films.

All of the films in the 2019 program of the Festival of German Films in Moscow:

TRAUMFABRIK by Martin Schreier (Traumfabrik Babelsberg, Studio Babelsberg, TOBIS Filmproduktion, Pantaleon Films, ARRI Media, herbX film, SamFilm)
A REGULAR WOMAN by Sherry Hormann (Vincent TV, Sandra Maischberger)
BLAME GAME by Philipp Leinemann (Walker + Worm Film)
ALL ABOUT ME by Caroline Link (UFA Fiction, Gesellschaft für Feine Filme, Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany)
THE GERMAN LESSON by Christian Schwochow (Network Movie, Senator Film Produktion)
GUNDERMANN by Andreas Dresen (Pandora Film Produktion, Kineo Filmproduktion/Potsdam)
PRÉLUDE by Sabrina Sarabi (about:film, Weydemann Bros.)
O BEAUTIFUL NIGHT by Xaver Böhm (Komplizen Film)
25 KM/H by Markus Goller (Sunny Side Up Film, Pictures in a Frame, Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion, MYTHOS FILM, 26. Babelsberg Film, Traumfabrik Babelsberg )
RUSSIA FROM ABOVE by Petra Höfer and Freddie Röckenhaus (colourFIELD)
PROPERTY by Matthias Lintner (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB))
HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME by Thomas Heise (ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion, Navigator Film)
CHECKER TOBI AND OUR PLANET'S SECRET by Martin Tischner (megaherz film und fernsehen)

TV series
THE MASTER BUTCHER by Uli Edel (MOOVIE, Constantin Film Produktion)

NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2019

SWIM by Maika Mahira Koller (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)
PACE by Kai Stänicke
ELEPHANT by Julia Ocker (Studio Film Bilder)

The partners of German Films at this year's festival are: the German Embassy in Moscow, the Goethe-Institut in Russia, and the International Forum Russian Film Business 2019.

The prize for the most active cinema-goer is sponsored by the GCH Hotel Group and the Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus.

Latest information about the Festival of German Films in Moscow can also be found on the website and on Facebook.

Contact: Bernhard Simek