Göteborg likes films from Germany - Almost 30 German films in this year's festival programme


Twenty feature films and nine shorts from Germany are in this year's programme of the Göteborg Film Festival, the largest film event of Northern Europe (28.01.- 6.02.2000). Founded in 1979, the festival, which traditionally pays especial attention to filmmaking in Germany, has invited a broad spectrum of current productions from the worlds of feature film and documentaries.


NIGHTFALL (ABENDLAND) by Fred Kelemen; GIGANTIC (ABSOLUTE GIGANTEN) by Sebastian Schipper; DOWNHILL CITY by Hannu Salonen; THE EINSTEIN OF SEX (DER EINSTEIN DES SEX) by Rosa von Praunheim; ENLIGHTENMENT GUARANTEED (ERLEUCHTUNG GARANTIERT) by Doris Dörrie; HEROES LIKE US (HELDEN WIE WIR) by Sebastian Peterson; KISMET by Andreas Thiel; AFTER THE TRUTH by Roland Suso Richter; OTOMO by Frieder Schlaich; RECYCLED by Maria von Heland; PATHS IN THE NIGHT (WEGE IN DIE NACHT) by Andreas Kleinert, ZOE by Maren Kea Freese; the German-international coproductions HIGHWAY SOCIETY by Mika Kaurismäki and LUNA PAPA by Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov; the documentaries DER BLICK DES WIKINGERS by Alexander Bohr; MY BEST FIEND (MEIN LIEBSTER FEIND) and SCHWINGEN DER HOFFNUNG by Werner Herzog and NACHTTANKE by Samir Nasr; the film essay VAGABONDING IMAGES by Nicolas Humbert and Simone Fürbringer, and - as part of a seminar - MARTHA by R. W. Fassbinder.


The invited shorts are: IDÖLLE by Anja Perl and Petra Schröder; JUST IN TIME by Kirsten Winter; MASKS by Piotr Karwas, THE PERIWIG-MAKER by Steffen Scheffler as well as five shorts from HFF München (CONCIERTO EVOLUCIÓN by R. A. Caesar, DOBERMANN by Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck; MOSQUITO by Frieder Wittich; SCHWESTERN by Mirjam Kubescha, QUIERO SER by Florian Gallenberger), which the festival is presenting as part of a newly created overview of international film schools.


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Susanne Reinker
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