German Films In Venice

Germany is extraordinarily well represented this year with three films in the official competition at the 55th Venice International Film Festival (3-13 September 1998):

Doris Doerri will take part in the competition with AM I BEAUTIFUL?. In this film, the director has compiled a round of stories about people who want to change their ways, and meet and lose one another again in their quest for happiness. The theatrical launch for this production by Bernd Eichinger's Constantin Film is set for 17th September.


Finally, the Prospettive section will have the Germany-based Turkish director Yilmaz Arslan presenting the German-Turkish-Swiss co-production YARA, his second feature after LANGER GANG which won him recognition at several international festivals in 1992 (German producer: Yilmaz Arslan, Heidelberg).


N.B. The selection of the short films competition Corto Cortissimo will be made known next week.

Susanne Reinker