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 Havana to host german cinema week in June
The Cuban capital to screen seven feature films from contemporary German cinema with the sponsorship of the Goethe Institute and the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC) from June 22-28 at the Charles Chaplin Hall, headquarters of the Cinematheque of Cuba. On this occasion, the German sample includes a programming for children and youths at the 23 y 12 movie.

The sample will open with film "La Bella Martha", co-produced by Germany with Italy, Switzerland and Austria in 2002, which meant the debut in feature films of filmmaker Sandra Nettelbeck, who approaches in her story a sort of a fairy tale in the urban environment of todays Hamburg.

This film obtained the Grand Prize in the Créteil International Womens Film Festival and was nominated to the Goya Prize, in Spain, for Best European Film and won the prize for Best European Actor (Sergio Castellitto) and German Film Critics Prize for Best European Actress (Martina Gedeck).

Also included in the programming is "Status y yo" (2004), first film by director Till Hastreiter, who assumed the challenge of using non-professional actors in a film which approaches the life of a group of young hip-hop fans in Berlin, who carry out their work in the corridors of the subway, as they dream to turn the whole city into a huge graffiti. Theyre characters coming from many countries, within the plural environment from emigration in current Germany.

The sample also features "Fantasmas" (2004), a youth store, from the experiences of young adolescents who suffered losses and live their yearning. In its premiere German critics selected it the Best Film of the Year, and "Contra la pared" (2004), a German-Turkish co-production, which won the FIPRESC Prize, the European Prize for Best Film and the Audience Prize in the Berlin Film Festival. It also clinched the Goya Prize for Best European Film.

The German Cinema Week in Cuba event will also premiere films "Keban Connectionm" (2005), comedy with a multicultural topic that bring us closer to the Muslin emigration in Europe; ¡El juego de Zucker! (2004), comedy that approaches the world of Jewish culture within the current German society. This firm won the Ernst Lubitsch Prize, the Audience Prize for Best Director and Best Actor, as well as six German Film awards; and "Angustia" (2002), which updates the public with the best thing of the new German cinema and that approaches both the sentimental crisis of a couple in the face of sex problems and AIDS. The films starres Marie Bäumer who was selected the Best Actress of the Year.

For its part, the special programming for children and youths will feature titles like "Puntito y Antón", adaptation from the namesake novel by Erich Kästner, directed by Caroline Link (Somewhere in Africa), among other cinematographic offers.


Source: By Ignacio M. Doubrechatt. CubaSi

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