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“It’s the first time a film made by a woman wins this award and it’s 2016!” said Ade, drawing a rowdy applause. “I feel great luxury to make films at a time when we’re going through such crisis but I believe films can cross borders and easily transform the unfamiliar into empathy,” added the director.
A richly-layered dramedy centering on a fragile father-daughter relationship, “Toni Erdmann” is Ade’s third film. Her directorial debut “The Forest for the Trees” won the special jury prize at Sundance, »
- Elsa Keslassy
Leipzig-based Rohfilm, whose Forum screener “Deadweight” unspooled at the Berlin Film Festival on Sunday, has unveiled a number of upcoming productions, including, “Three Peaks,” starring Germany’s “Homeland” star Alexander Fehling and French-Argentine actress Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”).
Jan Zabeil (“The River Used to Be a Man”) is directing the €2.5 million ($2.8 million) film, a family drama set in the Tirolean Alps. Echo Film in Italy and German pubcaster Swr are co-producing.
Also scheduled to shoot this year is Lothar Herzog’s Belorussia-set debut feature “Woods.” Pubcasters Wdr and Arte are onboard as co-producers.
In addition, Rohfilm is putting together financing for Emily Atef’s “Three Days in Quiberon,” about famed Austrian-born actress Romy Schneider, starring Marie Baeumer, Birgit Minichmayr and Charly Huebner.
- Ed Meza
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