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German Films in Cannes 2014: Wim Wenders and Angela Schanelec to Present New Works

by Sydney Levine
April 20, 2014 12:00 PM
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Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders

The German presence at this year's Cannes Film Festival will be numerous and varied across many of the festival's sections. Four German co-productions are screening in the Competition. Two German co-productions are featured in Un Certain Regard. Wim Wenders will also be showing his documentary The Salt of the Earth there. Paris, Texas is showing in the Cannes Classics. The German director Angela Schanelec has a short film in the omnibus project The Bridges of Sarajevo (FR/BA/CH/PT/DE/IT, unafilm), which has been invited as a Special Screening.

The following German co-productions are in the Competition: Clouds of Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas, (FR/DE/CH, Pallas Film),Winter's Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (TR/DE/FR, Bredok Film Production), Maps to the Stars by David Cronenberg (CA/FR/DE, Integral Film) and Le Meraviglie by Alice Rohrwacher (IT/CH/DE, Pola Pandora Filmproduktion).

The Salt of the Earth
The Salt of the Earth

The section of Un Certain Regard will be presenting Amour fou by Jessica Hausner (AT/LU/DE, Essential Filmproduktion) and Away From His Absence by Keren Yedaya (IL/DE/FR, Riva Filmproduktion). It will also feature the documentary The Salt of the Earth by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, a French production about the Brazilian photographer and explorer Sebastião Salgado.

A Special Screening will be presented of The Bridges of Sarajevo, produced on the German side by unafilm. The film is a collaboration by leading European directors to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The German director Angela Schanelec is one of the film-makers contributing a short film.

The films in the programs of the independent sidebars Semaine de la Critique and Quinzaine des Réalisateurs will be made known on 21 and 22 April 2014 . The German producer Benny Drechsel, co-managing director of Rohfilm, is a member of the jury for the Sony CineAlta Discovery Prize of Semaine de la Critique. It awards the prize for the Best Film in the Short Films Competition. The Cannes Competition Jury and the films of the Cannes Classics sidebar will be published in the coming week.

German Films will be present again this year at the Festival de Cannes with a total of 35 new German films at Cannes, they will also be present at the International Village of the Marché du Film.

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