Good news if you live in Victoria or are visiting this month. A number of intriguing German titles are screening in the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), which has already opened and runs until August 7. The festival has usefully gathered information about these on a single web page here.
Image from acclaimed crime teleseries, Dreileben
Less usefully, you will quickly discover that many of the films listed are international co-productions, some of which may not display any German characteristics other than the fact they've been part-funded using German money, an issue I looked at in my post about the Sydney Film Festival (SFF) in June.
In terms of pure German content, a number of items immediately leap out. The first is Tom Tykwer's lively comedic love triangle Three, which I wrote about when it screened in SFF.
There's also At Ellen's Age from director Pia Marais, described by the festival as "a warm but biting coming-of-middle-age drama" with "a magnetic performance" by (French actor) Jeanne Balibar.
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