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Fokus back for fifth year by Amber Wilkinson - 2019-11-07 10:35:08

Styx Photo: Courtesy of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Fokus: Films from Germany returns to Scottish cinemas for its fifth edition this month, running at cinemas across the country on dates between November 21 and January 31.

The programme - which aims to showcase the best of contemporary German language film - will celebrate the anniversary of the 1919 founding of the Bauhaus School in 1919 and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

The opening film - 100 Years Of Bauhaus, directed by Niels Bolbrinker and Thomas Tielsch -considers the history of the movement and looks towards future-oriented design projects. Two films, meanwhile, consider the events of 1989 that would lead to the fall of the wall.

Andreas Dresen’s Gundermann considers East German singer-songwriter Gerhard Gundermann. Himself a digger driver in the brown coal fields of Eastern German Lusatia, he was able to capture the feelings of his fellow workers as well as the spirit of (n)ostalgia.

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