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Thursday, September 25, 2014
German World Premieres at 30th Warsaw fest
14 German films and co-productions will be shown at the 'A' festival in
Warsaw this year. AGNIESZKA by Tomasz E. Rudzik (Kordes & Kordes Film Süd, Arri Film & TV - photo) will have its world premiere in the
1-2 Competition for first
and second films, and the same goes for WHEN UNDER FIRE - SHOOT BACK! by
Marc Wiese (Engstfeld Filmproduktion) in the Documentary Competition.
KAFKA'S THE BURROW by Jochen Alexander Freydank
(Mephisto Film) will have its European premiere in the Free Spirits Competition
for "innovative and rebellious films".
WELCOME TO THE CLUB
by Andreas Schimmelbusch (Schimmelbusch GmbH) will have its international premiere in the
1-2 Competition. In addition, German Films' programme of shorts,
NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2014,
will be shown at the festival. German Films will organise a
lunch for Polish distributors during the festival to introduce them to
the German films showing at the festival.
is the second feature film by Tomasz E. Rudzik, whose debut
DESPERADOS ON THE BLOCK had its world premiere at the important festival in
San Sebastian. In
AGNIESZKA, the title character leaves her home in
Poland one night without a cent in her pocket, running away from her own past to begin a new life working as a dominatrix in
Germany. Events escalate when she falls in love.
Kafka's - The Burrow
KAFKA'S THE BURROW
based on Franz Kafka's unfinished short story which had never been
adapted for the cinema before. With Axel Prahl in the lead, the film is
about isolation, disassociation,
fear and loneliness in our time. Director Jochen Alexander Freydank was
awarded the Oscar® in 2009 for his short
WHEN UNDER FIRE SHOOT BACK
by Marc Wiese is about the legendary Bang Bang Club. They were four
fearless photographers whose goal was to reveal the reality of apartheid
South Africa – a struggle which changed the nation, but almost destroyed them.
All of the German films and co-productions in
Warsaw in 2014:
MAPS TO THE STARS by David Cronenberg (CA/FR/DE, Integral Film)
THE JUDGEMENT by Stephan Komandarev (BG/DE/HR/MK, Neue Mediopolis)
AGNIESZKA by Tomasz E. Rudzik (Kordes & Kordes Film Süd, Arri Film & TV)
MODRIS by Juris Kursietis (LV/GR/DE, Sutor Kolonko)
WELCOME TO THE CLUB (WILLKOMMEN IM KLUB) by Andreas Schimmelbusch (Schimmelbusch GmbH)
WHEN UNDER FIRE - SHOOT BACK!,by Marc Wiese (Engstfeld Filmproduktion)
Free Spirit Competition
KAFKA’S THE BURROW by Jochen Alexander Freydank (Mephisto Film)
MONOLOGUES by Matus I.
THE PRESIDENT by Mohsen Makhmalbaf (GB/DE/GE/FR, Brümmer&Herzog Filmproduktion)
AMMA & APPA by Franziska Schönenberger & Jayakrishnan Subramanian (HFF München)
BELTRACCHI – THE ART OF FORGERY
by Arne Birkenstock (Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien, Tradewind Pictures,
Senator Entertainment, Telepool)
FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES by Jasmila Žbanić (BA/DE, The