The 56th BFI London Film Festival (October 10-21) is presenting a fine selection of German co-productions, spread over all its newly reorganised sections, even dedicating a Gala screening to Golden Palm winner Love by Austria's Michael Haneke (co-produced in Germany byX Filme Creative Pool GmbH).
The Official Competition includes Cate Shortland's German award-winning post-war story Lore (co-produced by Rohfilm GmbH), while Haifaa Al Mansour runs in the First Feature Competition with the very first film ever to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia: the Venice Horizons selection Wajda (co-produced by Razor Film Produktion).
The section called Love features Jeanine Meerapfel's My German Friend (co-produced by Geißendörfer Film), Debate is presenting Bosnian director Aida Begic's Children of Sarajevo (co-produced by Rohfilm), and Dare is showing the Cannes selections Paradise: Love by Ulrich Seidl (co-produced by Tatfilm), You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by Alain Resnais (co-produced by Alamode Film), In the Fog by Sergei Loznitsa (co-produced by Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktions-GmbH), and Post Tenebras Lux by Carlos Reygadas, as well as Pablo Stoll Ward's 3 and the Berlinale titles Just the Wind by Hungary's Bence Fliegauf (co-produced by The Post Republic) and The Wall by Julian Pölsler (co-produced by Starhaus Filmproduktion).
Experimenta is presenting Armenian director Maria Saakyan's I'm Going To Change My Name, Family includes Iceland's Óskar Jónasson's Legends of Valhalla: Thor (co-produced by Studio Rakete), Journey features Brillante Mendoza's Berlinale selection Captured (co-produced by B.A. Produktion GmbH) and Atik Rahimi's The Patience Stone.
Finally, the Treasures section will allow the London public to rediscover Ernst Lubitsch's The Loves of Pharao, while Thrill bets on Daniél Espinosa's Easy Money (a Swedish title co-produced by Intervista Digital Media and Networkmovie) and Ana Piterbarg's Everybody Has a Plan (co-produced by Terz Filmproduktion).
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