Ciclo de Cine Alemany Actual
The German Contemporary Film Festival is back for its second edition with a variety of films from a wide range of directors, from the acclaimed to emerging talent. Films include: Die Brücke am Ibar (The Bridge over the Ibar River) (pictured bottom left), a powerful love story set during the civil war in Kosovo; Das Wochenende (The Weekend), which follows a released Red Army Faction terrorist on his first weekend out of prison; the light family comedy Eltern (Parents); and this year’s French-German collaboration Kohlhaas (pictured top left), based on Heinrich von Kleist’s novella and which was nominated for a Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The cycle also includes a documentary exploring the work of expressionist painter Max Beckmann and a special programming of the trilogy ‘Three Lives’ for detective fans, which focuses on one crime from three different angles.
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WHAT’S MORE: Don’t forget that this month also sees the Sitges Film Festival take place. Running from 11th to 20th, highlights include: a celebration of The War of the Worlds, which is marking various anniversaries this year; The Green Inferno, a tribute to classic cannibal movies of yesteryear; and the latest Jim Jarmusch film. www.sitgesfilmfestival.com