In terms of program diversity, the 18th German Film Festival is like a patchwork map of Germany itself. A key message - the 30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall - unites very diferent films: from light comedy 25 km/h
to serious essay Träume von Räumen (Property)
. A feminist drama Nur eine Frau (A Regular Woman)
, an intellectual thriller Das Ende der Wahrheit (Blame Game)
and a 3.5-hour documentary Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit
talk about pressing issues. Each of the pictures is like a magnifying glass aimed at the culture of Germany, a specific look at its history and modern hopes.
The opening film Traumfabrik
is a classic love story in the scenery of the oldest European film studio Babelsberg. A musical biopic Gundermann
, winner of many German film awards, is an East Berlin melodrama as well. Der Junge muss an die frische Luft
by Oscar-winning Carolina Link talks about childhood, and Deutschtunde
, very opposite in the mood, continues the same theme. the Festival program includes two musical coming-of-age dramas: Prélude
and O Beautiful Night
. There's also a film for children and nature lovers: Checker Tobi und das Geheimnis unseres Planeten
and the monumental documentary Russland von oben (Russia from above)
, showing other corners of the world. In the feature film section, an epic drama about the Germans in America Der Club der singenden Metzger (The Master Butcher)
and a collection of short films Next Generation Short Tiger
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All films are shown in the original language with Russian subtitles.