Ffa at 50: Fund Revitalized German Films After Post-War Slump

Launched in 1968, when the country’s film industry was in steep decline, the German Federal Film Board was instrumental in revitalizing the sector both financially and creatively. Despite some major ...

'The Name Of The Rose' with John Turturro, Rupert Everett scores global sales

'The Name Of The Rose' with John Turturro, Rupert Everett scores global sales The adaptation of Umberto Eco’s book has distribution in German-speaking Europe amongst others. Tele München Group (Tmg) has announced a range of sales on its series The Name Of The Rose, the ...

Miptv: 'The Name Of The Rose' with John Turturro, Rupert Everett scores global sales

Miptv: 'The Name Of The Rose' with John Turturro, Rupert Everett scores global sales The adaptation of Umberto Eco’s book has distribution in German-speaking Europe amongst others. Tele München Group (Tmg) has announced a range of sales on its series The Name Of The Rose, the ...

Berlin Profiles: Lars Kraume, Director of ‘The Silent Revolution’

Berlin Profiles: Lars Kraume, Director of ‘The Silent Revolution’ Lars Kraume revisits postwar German history in “The Silent Revolution,” a story of idealistic young pupils in East Germany who, in 1956, unite in solidarity to honor the victims of the Hungarian ...

Guillermo del Toro (‘Shape of Water’) may finally join his ‘Amigos’ Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro G. Inarritu as an Oscar winner

Guillermo del Toro (‘Shape of Water’) may finally join his ‘Amigos’ Alfonso Cuaron & Alejandro G. Inarritu as an Oscar winner Will Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”) finally join his filmmaking friends Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu in the pantheon of Oscar winners this year? If our odds are to be ...

Picture Tree reveals Efm trailers, promotes Yuanyuan Rothbauer (exclusive)

International trailers revealed for Hot Dog, Fack Ju Goethe 3, Dark Almost Night. Source: Hot Dog Hot Dog German sales outfit Picture Tree International has revealed key international marketing ...

More International Cast Members Join ‘The Name of the Rose’ (Exclusive)

More International Cast Members Join ‘The Name of the Rose’ (Exclusive) An international cast has been assembled for the upcoming series adaptation of “The Name of the Rose” as production gets underway in Italy this week. John Turturro and Rupert Everett have already ...

Toronto/San Sebastián: Beta Cinema Acquires ‘Soldiers. A Story From Ferentari’ (Exclusive)

Toronto/San Sebastián: Beta Cinema Acquires ‘Soldiers. A Story From Ferentari’ (Exclusive) Munich-based Beta Cinema is partnering with Berlin Golden Bear-winning Romanian producer Ada Solomon (“Child’s Pose,” “Aferim,” ’Toni Erdmann”) on “Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari,” a contemporary ...

Fatih Akin’s ‘In the Fade’ Selected as Germany’s Oscar Entry

Fatih Akin’s ‘In the Fade’ Selected as Germany’s Oscar Entry Fatih Akin’s Cannes hit “In the Fade” has been chosen as Germany’s official candidate for the best foreign language film Oscar. The film has already garnered potential awards season buzz around the ...

Scribe review – tense but overcomplicated thriller

Its murky world of surveillance casts a pall over this French drama Shades of The Conversation and The Lives of Others colour this French thriller from Thomas Kruithof, about a man (François Cluzet) ...

Movie Review – Scribe (2016)

Scribe, 2016. Directed by Thomas Kruithof. Starring Francois Cluzet, Denis Polyades, Sami Bouajila, Simon Abkarian and Alba Rohrwacher. Synopsis: A burn-out leaves Duval (Francois Cluzet) ...

Scribe review – paranoid thriller can't deliver on promising premise

François Cluzet is hired by a sinister security firm in Thomas Kruithof’s atmospheric debut, which takes its cue from the 70s classics François Cluzet stars in this initially intriguing conspiracy ...

Stars of ‘Babylon Berlin,’ Netflix’s ‘Dark’ Join Effort to Highlight German Cinema (Exclusive)

Stars of ‘Babylon Berlin,’ Netflix’s ‘Dark’ Join Effort to Highlight German Cinema (Exclusive) Six German actors have been chosen to lead the second wave of an effort to highlight German cinema around the world after a year that saw the success of such films as Oscar-nominated “Toni Erdmann” ...

‘Karl Marx City’ Review: A Woman Tries To Learn If Her Father Was An East German Informant In This Hypnotically Personal, Guy Maddin-esque Documentary

‘Karl Marx City’ Review: A Woman Tries To Learn If Her Father Was An East German Informant In This Hypnotically Personal, Guy Maddin-esque Documentary The German Democratic Republic was the most intensely surveilled society in human history, and yet — as time marches on and the Cold War becomes nothing more than a memory, gray and alien — the ...

Patrick Dempsey to make directing debut on 'Berlin, I Love You'

Patrick Dempsey to make directing debut on 'Berlin, I Love You' Exclusive: Bridget Jones’s Baby star to direct anthology film alongside Til Schweiger and previously announced Ai Weiwei. Fresh from helping Bridget Jones to have a baby, American actor and racing ...

Netflix reveals $1.75bn European production investment

CEO Reed Hastings outlines streaming giant’s commitment to European content; teaser for first German original series revealed. Netflix has spent more than a billion dollars on European film and TV ...

Did the 2007 Oscars get it right?

Simon Brew Feb 24, 2017 It’s Oscar weekend! But how well do the Academy Award choices of ten years ago hold up? We’ve taken a look... The Academy Awards are the highest profile snapshot of what ...

Oscars 2017: Which Country Nominated For Best Foreign Language Film Has the Best Track Record of Winning?

‘The Salesman’ (Courtesy: Amazon Studios and Cohen Media Group) By: Carson Blackwelder Managing Editor The one chance for the entire world to get involved with the Academy Awards has always been ...

Katja Eichinger Sets Up Screenwriting Bursary at Munich Film Academy (Exclusive)

Katja Eichinger Sets Up Screenwriting Bursary at Munich Film Academy (Exclusive) Katja Eichinger, the novelist, producer, and wife of the late German producer Bernd Eichinger, has set up a screenwriting bursary for students working on their final diploma film at the Hff film ...

Berlinale: Studiocanal Germany Sets Sebastian Schipper’s ‘Caravan,’ Lars Kraume’s ‘The Silent Revolution’ (Exclusive)

Berlinale: Studiocanal Germany Sets Sebastian Schipper’s ‘Caravan,’ Lars Kraume’s ‘The Silent Revolution’ (Exclusive) Berlin — Launching Liam Neeson’s “Hard Powder” at Berlin’s European Film Market, Vivendi’s European film-tv group Studiocanal is set to produce, distribute and sell two new German projects: “Caravan,” ...

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