The Perspektive’s new section head Linda Söffker has now completed her lineup of 11 films.
The 10th edition of the Berlinale’s showcase of young German cinema, Perspektive Deutsches Kino, will be opened for the second time by a documentary, Sandra Trostel’s directorial debut Utopia Ltd. about the Hamburg punk band 1000 Robota [pictured] on finding its place in a highly commercialized music business.
The Perspektive’s new section head Linda Söffker has now completed her lineup of 11 films with the aforementioned Utopia Ltd., Elke Hauck’s second feature film The Prize and another three documentaries – Nicolas Steiner’s feature-length “direct cinema”-style Battle Of The Queens about a cow fighting contest in the Swiss Alps, and two medium-length documentaries, Anna Hepp’s Turkish Kraut and Jasin Challah’s Kamakia – Heroes Of The Island, from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.
All 11 titles in Perspektive Deutsches Kino will be presented in Berlin as world premieres:
Battle of the Queens (Kampf der Königinnen) by Nicolas Steiner (doc)
Dígame – Tell me (Dígame - Sag mir) by Josephine Frydetzki
Ice Flowers (Eisblumen) by Susan Gordanshekan
Kamakia - Heroes of the Islands (Kamakia – Die Helden der Insel) by Jasin Challah (doc)
Lollipop Monster by Ziska Riemann
The Education (Die Ausbildung) by Dirk Lütter
The Prize (Der Preis) by Elke Hauck
Turkish Kraut (Rotkohl und Blaukraut) by Anna Hepp (doc)
Utopia Ltd. by Sandra Trostel (doc)
Vaterlandsverräter by Annekatrin Hendel (doc)
you know the park is filled with flowers (weisst du eigentlich dass ganz viele blumen blühen im park) by Lothar Herzog
As in previous years, the Perspektive will screen the winner of the feature film competition at the Max Ophüls Award Film Festival on the Berlinale’s last day, Sunday Feb 20.
The Max Ophüls festival’s traditional showcase for new German speaking films in Saarbrücken will be opening next Monday (Jan 17) with Miklos Gomes’ documentary Bad Boy Kummer about the scandal surrounding the society journalist Tom Kummer.
This year’s feature competition includes 10 world premieres of brand new German productions such as Marc Bauder’s drama Das System, Brigitte Bertele’s Der Brand, Tarek Ehlail’s Gegengerade and Johannes Schmid’s Wintertochter. Other selected titles include Johannes Naber’s Moscow prize-winner Der Albaner (with Albanian Shooting Star Nik Xhelilaj) and Nick Baker Monteys‘ Der Mann der über Autos sprang.
An innovation for the 10th anniversary of the Perspektive will see a special screening on Feb 20 of Stefan Ludwig’s Ein Sommer voller Türen which won the First Steps Award in the category of documentary film last August.