Petzold and Schroeter in competition at Venice

Article published on Aug. 6, 2008
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Article published on Aug. 6, 2008
The competition section of the 65th Venice Film Festival (August 27-September 6) will feature Christian Petzold’s Jerichow along with three other German co-productions: Semih Kaplanoglu’s Milk (Turkey/France/Germany), Werner Schroeter’s Nuit de chien (France/Germany/Portugal) and Haile Gerima’s Teza (Ethiopia/Germany/France).

The section’s international jury is presided over by director Wim Wenders, who was last in competition at Venice with Land of Plenty in 2004.

The fifth edition of the Venice Days sidebar features the German co-productions Machan by producer-turned-director Uberto Pasolini and The Visitor by Finland’s Jukka-Pekka Valkeapääs.

The festival’s short film competition selection is not yet complete, with the films to be announced at a later stage.

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