Twenty feature films and nine shorts from Germany are in this year's programme of the GÃ¶teborg 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 DÃ¶rrie; 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 KaurismÃ¤ki 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 FÃ¼rbringer, and - as part of a seminar - MARTHA by R. W. Fassbinder.
The invited shorts are: IDÃ–LLE by Anja Perl and Petra SchrÃ¶der; JUST IN TIME by Kirsten Winter; MASKS by Piotr Karwas, THE PERIWIG-MAKER by Steffen Scheffler as well as five shorts from HFF MÃ¼nchen (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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