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7 items from 2014


Films submitted for German Oscar entry

6 August 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A total of 15 films have been submitted for consideration.

German producers have submitted 15 films for consideration to German Films as the country’s entry for the 87th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

An independent expert jury will decide on Aug 27 which film is to be sent into the race for Germany.

The following titles were submitted:

Home From Home – Chronicle Of A Vision

Edgar Reitz (De/Fr, Erf Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion)

Beloved Sisters

Dominik Graf (Bavaria Filmverleih- und Produktion)

Finsterworld

Frauke Finsterwalder (Walker + Worm Film)

Hanna’s Journey

Julia von Heinz (De/Il, 2 Pilots Filmproduction)

Im Weissen Rössl – Wehe Du Singst

Christian Theede (Ziegler Film)

Stations Of The Cross

Dietrich Brüggemann (Ufa Fiction)

Run Boy Run

Pepe Danquart (De/Fr, bittersuess pictures, A Company Filmproduktion, B.A. Produktion, Quinte Film)

The Last Mentsch

Pierre-Henri Salfati (Elsani Film)

Stereo

Maximilian Erlenwein (Frisbeefilms, Kaissar Film, Wild Bunch Germany)

West

Christian Schwochow (zero one film, Terz »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Films selected for German Oscar entry

6 August 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A total of 15 films have been submitted for consideration.

German producers have submitted 15 films for consideration to German Films as the country’s entry for the 87th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

An independent expert jury will decide on Aug 27 which film is to be sent into the race for Germany.

The following titles were submitted:

Home From Home – Chronicle Of A Vision

Edgar Reitz (De/Fr, Erf Edgar Reitz Filmproduktion)

Beloved Sisters

Dominik Graf (Bavaria Filmverleih- und Produktion)

Finsterworld

Frauke Finsterwalder (Walker + Worm Film)

Hanna’s Journey

Julia von Heinz (De/Il, 2 Pilots Filmproduction)

Im Weissen Rössl – Wehe Du Singst

Christian Theede (Ziegler Film)

Stations Of The Cross

Dietrich Brüggemann (Ufa Fiction)

Run Boy Run

Pepe Danquart (De/Fr, bittersuess pictures, A Company Filmproduktion, B.A. Produktion, Quinte Film)

The Last Mentsch

Pierre-Henri Salfati (Elsani Film)

Stereo

Maximilian Erlenwein (Frisbeefilms, Kaissar Film, Wild Bunch Germany)

West

Christian Schwochow (zero one film, Terz »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Watch Academy Award Winning 1993 Short Film 'Black Rider'

8 July 2014 4:51 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

More from the history books... This one is titled "Schwarzfahrer" (aka "Black Rider") - a 1993 German short film directed by Pepe Danquart, which won the Academy Award in 1994 for Best Short Subject.  The 10-minute black and white film follows an incident of racism on a tram in Germany: In short, an elderly white woman verbally abuses a black man, expressing her prejudices against asylum-seekers and immigrants. The other passengers eavesdrop, but don’t intervene. When the ticket inspector turns up to check everyone’s tickets something unexpected occurs and the tables turn... The young black man was played by Paul »

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Warner Bros. Germany Acquires Sophie Barthes’ Madame Bovary Starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, & Rhys Ifans

22 April 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Germany has picked up all German speaking rights to Madame Bovary, based on Gustave Flaubert’s masterpiece, from A Company FIlmed Entertainment.

The film, starring Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland), Paul Giamatti (The Ides Of March, Sideways), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) and Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin), is directed by Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls) who co-wrote the screenplay with Rose Barrenche.

The classic romance drama is produced by Joe Neurauter & Felipe Marino of Occupant Entertainment in association with Aden Films’ Sophie Barthes and Aleph Motion Pictures’ Jaime Mateus-Tique with financing coming from Prescience with Tim Smith and Paul Brett taking Executive Producer credits. The Co-producers include Germany’s A Company Filmed Entertainment’s Alexander van Duelmen and Kai Kuenneman, Belgian’s Scope PicturesGenevieve Lemal and Left Field VenturesJohn Engel.

Currently in post-production, Madame Bovary was shot in Le Perche, France. Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales. »

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Warner Bros. Germany secures Madame Bovary

22 April 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Warner Bros. Germany has picked up German-speaking European rights for Sophie Barthes’ new adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovary, which is currently in post production.

The lead role of the tragic Emma Bovary is played by Mia Wasikowska with a supporting cast that includes Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Ezra Miller.

The Occupant Entertainment production is the third international co-pro involving Berlin-based A Company following its participation in the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas and Pepe Danquart’s Run Boy Run.

A Company will release Madame Bovary in all Eastern European territories, Russia and Vietnam through its subsidiaries in Russia, Vietnam, Hungary, Czech Republic/Slovakia and an extensive network of local distribution partners.

Radiant Films International is handling international sales for Madame Bovary.

Run Boy Run, whose sales are handled internationally by Global Screen, was released by Nfp in German cinemas last Thursday (April 17) after its successful opening in Poland in January »

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Film Review: ‘Run Boy Run’

25 February 2014 2:22 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Based on a bestseller that was itself based on a true story (the real-life protagonist appears under the end credits), “Run Boy Run” sticks faithfully, albeit highly unimaginatively, to its source. For his Holocaust saga of an 8-year-old Jewish child cast adrift in Nazi-occupied Poland, vet German helmer Pepe Danquart relies on the pathos inherent in the situation to carry his film emotionally as the kid’s struggle for survival increasingly reflects the Jewish people’s struggle to maintain their identity in the face of genocide. A natural for Jewish viewers and older arthouse-goers, “Run Boy Run” feels too old-fashioned and by-the-numbers for a wider audience.

Srulik (played by twins Andrzej and Kamil Tkacz) escapes the roundup in his hometown to hide out in the woods.  He hooks up briefly with a small bunch of Jewish kids also on the run, who have banded together to forage off the land, »

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First Berlinale 2014 prize awarded

14 January 2014 5:06 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sandra Kaudelka and Sebastian Metz have been named joint winners of the Berlinale’s third “Made in Germany” prize.

The €15,000 cash prize towards the development of a new feature will be shared equally between the two filmmakers who had presented projects at last year’s Perspektive Deutsches Kino.

At that time, both films were documentaries: Metz’s Metamorphosen was set in Russia, while Kaudelka’s Einzelkaempfer focused on cases of doping among East German athletes.

But Metz and Kudelka had each submitted fiction film treatments for consideration for the Made in Germany grant.

Metz’s project, entitled 274, which follows a man on his journey to Manila to end his life, had impressed the jury of film directors Andres Veiel and Frieder Schlaich and writer-producer Katja Eichinger by its “intensity” and “visual power”.

Meanwhile, Kaudelka’s Intershop centres on a love story in the setting of one of former East Germany’s hard currency Intershops.

According to Perspektive »

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