No less than 29 German films are being presented by the 22nd Göteborg Film Festival (29.01.-07.02.1999)
The festival, which dispenses with a competitive section and is regarded alongside Haugesund as the most important international film event in Scandinavia, has traditionally provided a broad platform for German cinema. Thus, a total nine feature films were invited: THE PHARMACIST (DIE APOTHEKERIN) by Rainer Kaufmann; FRANKFURTER KREUZ by Romuald Karmakar; FÜNF-UHR-SCHATTEN by Andreas Wunderlich; SHORT SHARP SHOCK (KURZ UND SCHMERZLOS) by Fatih Akin; RUN LOLA RUN (LOLA RENNT) by Tom Tykwer; NEUE FREIHEIT - KEINE JOBS by Herbert Achternbusch; OSKAR AND LENI (OSKAR UND LENI) by Petra Katharina Wagner; BREAK EVEN (PLUS-MINUS NULL) by Eoin Moore and YARA by Yilmaz Arslan.
Four German films are being shown in the documentary section: LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY by Werner Herzog; BOB MARLEY - LIVE IN CONCERT by Stefan Paul; GOOD BYE VIETNAM by Sylviane Phan Van and NACH DER EISZEIT by Trevor Peters.
The shorts section is screening: EINSCHUB IN DEN BERICHT DES POLITBÜROS by Gunther Scholz; FLASCHEN ZIEHEN VORÜBER by Andreas Ströhl; GLOTZT NICHT SO ROMANTISCH by Ina Bormann; HALBERSTADT by Achim von Bories; ROAD TO PALERMO by Marcel Kyrill Gardelli and SUNSET IN VENICE by Spiro Taraviras.
The Retrospective is again dedicated to Germany this year: a seminar is being staged under the banner "GDR - Before and After" together with ten representative works from 1946-1990: DIE MÖRDER SIND UNTER UNS by Wolfgang Staudte; BERLIN ECKE SCHÖNHAUSER by Gerhard Klein; DAS KANINCHEN BIN ICH by Kurt Maetzig; SPUR DER STEINE by Frank Beyer; DIE SÖHNE DER GROSSEN BÄRIN by Josef Mach; IKARUS by Heiner Carow; SOLO SUNNY by Konrad Wolf; BÜRGSCHAFT FÜR EIN JAHR by Hermann Zschoche; DIE ARCHITEKTEN by Peter Kahane and DIE MAUER by Jürgen Böttcher.
- 13 January 1999 - For Immediate Release -
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