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“New German Cinema” Festival

18.10.2012

The “New German Cinema” Festival, which is taking place in Ukraine for the 18th time, presents Ukrainian audiences with the best of German cinema.

“Sharing more than just a common German origin, ProCredit Bank gladly became a partner of the ‘New German Cinema’ festival this year. For more than 10 years now, ProCredit Bank has been operating in Ukraine. We offer our customers stable and high-quality services and are focused on building long-term partnerships based on trust. By becoming a part of this festival, ProCredit Bank continues to participate in the cultural life of the country. The ProCredit Art project, which aims to promote contemporary art in Ukraine and has opened more than 70 solo exhibitions of works by Ukrainian masters is now pleased to introduce new German cinema to Ukrainians,” says ProCredit Bank General Manager, Viktor Ponomarenko.

From left to right: Dr. Christof Weil, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine, Vera Bagalyantts, Director of the Goethe Institut German Cultural Centre in Ukraine, Viktor Ponomarenko, General Manager of ProCredit Bank, CEO of Arthouse Traffic, Denis Ivanov.

Grand opening of the “New German Cinema” festival in Kyiv on 11 October 2012 at the “Kyiv” cinema.

The “New German Cinema” festival in Ukraine is presented by ProCredit Bank in co-operation with the Goethe Institut German Cultural Centre, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine and Arthouse Traffic.

Within the framework of the festival, five German films are being shown in Kyiv, Odessa and Donetsk. Further screenings will be held in Dnepropetrovsk Chernovtsy, Lvov and Kharkov until 11 November.

Films to be presented at the “New German Cinema” festival:

Barbara

Germany, 2012
Director: Christian Petzold
Cast: Nina Hoss (We Are the Night, Summer Window), Ronald Zehrfeld (The Invisible, 12 Paces without a Head), Rainer Bock (The White Ribbon, Inglourious Basterds, War Horse)

A beautiful girl from East Germany applies to leave the country and is punished by being exiled to a remote province. Her lover, who is waiting for her in the “free world”, has developed a plan for her to escape by boat across the Baltic Sea. Meanwhile, Barbara lives under the supervision of the secret police and works in a hospital in the Department of Paediatric Surgery. Together with her colleague Andre, she tries to help a young refugee from a labour camp, an eager opponent of the regime.

Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Best Director (Christian Petzold); The Berliner Morgenpost Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival; 8 “Lola” nominations at the German Film Academy Award; “Lola in silver” prize

The Invisible

Germany, France, 2011
Director: Christian Schwochow
Cast: Stine Fischer Christensen (Nothing's All Bad, Wild Swans), Ulrich Noethen (Downfall)

The story of an aspiring 21-year old actress, who despite her chosen profession, is shy, reluctant and unsure of herself. Much to her surprise, a well-known theatre director offers her the role of Camille in a new production: an extroverted, sexually demanding, but very fragile character.

Best Actress (Stine Fischer Christensen) at the festival in Karlovy Vary; Crystal Globe nominee

Stopped on Track

Germany, France, 2011
Director: Andreas Dresen
Cast: Steffi Kühnert (The White Ribbon), Milan Peschel (Free Rainer)

After learning that he has a brain tumour and not much longer to live, Frank leaves his wife, children, parents, friends, neighbours and mistress — everyone who has been a part of his life. Each day becomes a chance to say “farewell”. He gradually withdraws from life, words are spoken less and less and the silence becomes longer and longer. Outside, the seasons begin to change and Frank prepares to leave this world, in his loneliness trying to not be alone, which in the end is perhaps not so bad.

“Un Certain Regard” at the Cannes Film Festival; “Lola” for Best Actor; "Lola" for Best Actor of the Year (Milan Peschel); “Lola” for Best Director; “Lola in gold”

“If Not Us, Who?”

Germany, 2011
Director: Andres Veiel (24 Hours Berlin)
Cast: August Diehl (The Counterfeiters, Inglourious Basterds, Love the Hard Way); Alexander Fehling (Inglourious Basterds, Young Goethe in Love)

West Germany, early 1960's. Bernward spends night and day at his desk with dreams of becoming a writer. He one day meets Gudrun and her friend Dörte. Gudrun and Bernward soon realise that they are made for each other. Both are young, in love and have dreams of conquering the world. Together they go to Berlin, where they become caught up in a whirlwind of social and political upheaval, student protests, drugs and rock'n'roll.

Home for the Weekend?

Germany 2012
Director: Hans-Christian Schmid; Screenplay: Bernd Lange; Director of Photography: Bogumil Godfrejów
Cast: Lars Eidinger, Corinna Harfouch, Sebastian Zimmler, Ernst Stötzner

The story of a family that is falling apart beneath a harmonious exterior. Günther and Gitte live in a luxurious house in the suburbs and are enjoying a visit from their son Mark and his son Zowie, who live in Berlin. Günther and Gitte’s children have achieved much in life: Mark is at the beginning a career as a writer and his brother Jakob is in charge of a modern dental practice. Everything is safe and comfortable, but Gitte, who has suffered from depression for many years, announces that she has recovered and decides to stop taking her medication. After spending a long summer vacation together, everything changes.



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