ROUND THREE FOR FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS
In its new edition, the German Films initiative supporting German cinema internationally, will focus on the artists behind the camera. Six of the most prominent German directors working today – Emily Atef, Valeska Grisebach, Lars Kraume, Anca Miruna Lazarescu, Burhan Qurbani and David Wnendt – will represent German cinema’s current accomplishments and dynamic voices, through upcoming press activities at the Berlinale and through 2018.
The FACE TO FACE WITH GERMAN FILMS campaign celebrates current trends in German filmmaking, promoting German cinema to international audiences and an awareness of modern German storytelling and styles. The initiative launched in 2016 with six German actresses headlining the campaign – including the multi award-winning Sandra Hüller (TONI ERDMANN) and Paula Beer of the internationally acclaimed FRANTZ. Sandra Hüller can be seen in IN THE AISLES, Paula Beer in TRANSIT – both screening In Competition at the Berlinale 2018. Last year, the second phase of the initiative launched during the Festival de Cannes and featured six of Germany’s most exciting actors, including established names such as Alexander Fehling (THREE PEAKS, THE CAPTAIN, HOMELAND), Ronald Zehrfeld (who can be seen in Lars Kraume’s Berlinale Special THE SILENT REVOLUTION), and Tom Schilling (WOMAN IN GOLD, OH BOY), as well as new faces such as Louis Hofmann (DARK & the Oscar®-nominated LAND OF MINE).