German Films In Göteborg

In total, twelve German feature films/international co-productions and seven German shorts are taking part in the 21st Göteborg Film Festival (30 January - 8 February 1998)

This festival, which dispenses with a competitive section and is regarded, along with Haugesund, as the most important international film event in Scandinavia, has traditionally paid particular attention to German cinema. The following films were selected for this year's event:


Bandits by Katja von Garnier; In the Name of Innocence by Andreas Kleinert; Beyond Silence by Caroline Link, which has been submitted as the German entry for this year's OSCAR for Best Foreign Language Film; Life Is All You Get by Wolfgang Becker; Herbert Achternbusch's Picasso in München, which was premiered at Munich's Filmfest '97; Romani Kris - Zigeunergesetz by Bence Gyöngyössy, who received the prize for Best Newcomer Film in Montreal; Sin Querer by Ciro Capellari; Angeliki Antoniou's Verspielte Nächte, which recently received three awards in one go in Thessaloniki; Winter Sleepers by Tom Tykwer; the German-Spanish-French coproduction Go For Gold by Lucien Segura, first seen in Hof in 1997; and the documentaries Made in Germany by Thomas Hausner and Hommage à Noir by Ralf Schmerberg.


The shorts are: Late At Night by Stefanie Jordan; Roter Tango by Henriette Kaiser; Außer Betrieb by Babette Koci; Schrottplatz 3048 by Corbinian Lippl; Fake by Sebastian Peterson; Marco at Work by Jophi Ries and Der Besuch by Svend Stein-Angel.