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Berlin 2016: retrospective dedicated to 'Germany 1966'

Berlin 2016: retrospective dedicated to 'Germany 1966'

Retrospective to include around 20 East and West German feature and documentary films from cinema and television.

The Retrospective of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 11-21) is to be dedicated to the year 1966, a year considered to be a turning point in German cinema.

“The year 1966 stands for extraordinary films in the West and the East, films which broke new artistic ground,” said Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick.

“The Retrospective 2016 shows the audacious revolt and tentative exploration in a time of transition.”

The strand will include around 20 East and West German feature and documentary films from cinema and television. Additionally, more than 30 films of short and medium length - a typical format at the time - will feature in film programmes and as supporting films.

In 1966, the New German Cinema wave received critical acclaim at major film festivals for the first time.

At the Berlinale, Peter Schamoni’s debut No Shooting Time for Foxes (Schonzeit für Füchse) won a

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