In the main section – Cinéma d'aujourd'hui – ten other features will be presented at avant-première screenings attended by the directors. Titles include Lola Randl’s In Between Days (presented at Berlin and Karlovy Vary - sales: Media Luna Entertainment); André Erkau’s Come In and Burn Out (Max Ophüls Award 2008), which stars former Shooting Star Maximilian Brückner and looks at the life of three call centre workers; Neele Leana Vollmar’s Friedliche Zeiten (sales: The Match Factory); Ulla Wagner’s The Invention of the Curried Sausage; and Nicolette Krebitz’s The Heart is a Dark Forest, which also stars Hoss, alongside Devid Striesow and Monica Bleibtreu (presented at Rotterdam, Göteborg and Berlin - sales: The Match Factory).
The line-up also includes Niels Laupert’s Seven Days Sunday, about the dangerous bet made by two young hotheads (presented at Munich, Sofia and Rotterdam - sales: ARRI Media); Berlin Calling by Hannes Stöhr (presented at Locarno - sales: Beta Cinema), who is taking part in the Paris festival for the second time; Niko von Glasow’s documentary Nobody's Perfect; and Sebastian Heidinger’s documentary Drifter, which won an award at Berlin.
Finally, the festival will close with A Year Ago in Winter by Caroline Link, who won an Oscar in 2003 for Nowhere in Africa [trailer] (sales: Celluloid Dreams). The audience will choose its favourite among the aforementioned features.
The "Roulez Jeunesse" section will screen five films, including the subtle, multiple award-winning title And Along Come Tourists [trailer] by Robert Thalheim (presented at Cannes in 2007); Nana Neul’s Mein Freund aus Faro; and German co-production (through Fatih Akin’s company) Chiko by Özgür Yildirim (sales: The Match Factory).
The festival programme also includes two selections of shorts, a tribute to DoP Michael Ballhaus (with the screening of two Fassbinder films and a Scorcese title) and a "Night of German Film" with the presentation of Hans Jürgen Syberberg’s lengthy title: Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977).
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