Major films funded for overseas cinema push

Major films funded for overseas cinema push
A scene from ''The White Ribbon.'' Photo: DPA
In a push to build momentum for German cinema, films including Michael Haneke’s Palme d'Or winner, “The White Ribbon,” have received €101,000 in funding for major screenings abroad.

German Films Service + Marketing, announced on Monday it was kicking the cash to screenings of leading German films in foreign cinemas.

Maren Ade’s film “Everyone else” will be promoted in Spain, Hannes Stöhr’s “Berlin Calling” in South America, Feo Aladag’s “When we leave” in Switzerland, Doris Dörrie’s “The Hairdresser” in the Netherlands and Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” – which won the coveted Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival – in Chile.

In total, nearly half a million euros is being made available this year for the programme.

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