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NRW with 29 films at the 2014 Berlinale

The State Chancellery and the Film- und Medienstiftung hosted a Reception in the NRW Permanent Representation in Berlin

The NRW State Chancellery and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW inform:

On the occasion of the 64th Berlinale, the film region of North Rhine-Westphalia hosted a reception for the 13th time for more than 1,000 guests from the worlds of film, media, politics and business in its Permanent Representation in Berlin. The hosts, NRW Media Minister Angelica Schwall-Düren on behalf of Prime-Minister Hannelore Kraft and Filmstiftung CEO Petra Müller, were delighted to see 29 NRW-backed films screening in the official sections of the Berlinale. The teams and stars of the festival films were the main focus of the evening.

At the fore, the Competition films: „Beloved Sisters", which was extensively shot near Münster. Director Dominik Graf came with his actors Hannah Herzsprung, Henriette Confurius and Florian Stetter (Bavaria Filmproduktion). In addition, Feo Aladag, whose film  „Inbetween Worlds" is competing for the Golden Bear, was present with her team (incl. Ronald Zehrfeld; Independent Artists Filmproduktion).The team of „Stratos" also attended the reception.

Yesterday also saw an ¨ out of competition¨ Competition screening by the Berlinale of the already much discussed new film by Lars von Trier,  „Nymphomaniac", with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård among the leads.

This year again sees documentaries and young cinema from NRW promising to have a strong festival presence: „Stereo", „Los Ángeles", „My Brother’s Keeper", „Age of Cannibals", „Spacemen", the 3D film project  „Cathedrals of Culture" and the three documentaries „Last Hijack", „Scenario" and „Flowers of Freedom" – films screening in the  Panorama, Berlinale Special, Forum and Perspektive Deutsches Kino.

NRW Media Minister Angelica Schwall-Düren: „Berlin is celebrating the Berlinale for the 64th time in 2014 and the the film region of North Rhine-Westphalia is making a substantial contribution with 29 films in the programme. I am especially pleased that young film-makers from NRW are again represented at the Berlinale. This shows that NRW is not only the home of established and successful  production companies, but the up-and-coming generation is also very interesting."

„NRW is showing a strong presence this year with 29 films in the Berlinale’s festival sections. International co-productions, German arthouse, documentaries and, above all, the young cinema from NRW show the creative diversity and international performance of the region’s film-makers", said Filmstiftung CEO, Petra Müller. „We are very pleased that so many film teams and producers, who made their films with backing from NRW, are able to show their films here. We are looking forward to the festival and congratulate Dieter Kosslick on the Berlinale’s programme for 2014!"

As in previous years, the ten European  Shooting Stars 2014 were also guests at the NRW reception. The young actors and actresses were selected by European Film Promotion for the  Berlinale. Germany is represented this year by the actress  Maria Dragus („The White Ribbon", „Kill Me") .

Apart from the teams of the Berlinale films, the reception was also attended by the film teams from such NRW productions as  „Sternstunden meines Lebens", „Stromberg – Der Film" and „Auf das Leben".

The reception of the State Government and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW was held for the 13th time.Deutsche Post DHL was the event’s Official Partner.

NRW films at the 2014 Berlinale

Competition
Beloved Sisters" by Dominik Graf
Inbetween Worlds" by Feo Aladag
Stratos" by Yannis Economides

Competition  – out of competition Nymphomaniac Volume I" by Lars von Trier

Panorama
Stereo" by Maximilian Erlenwein
Last Hijack" by Femke Wolting & Tommy Pallotta

Forum     „Los Ángeles" by Damian John Harper

Perspektive Deutsches Kino

My Brother’s Keeper" by Maximilian Leo
Scenario" by Karsten Krause & Philip Widmann
Age of Cannibals" by Johannes Naber
Flowers of Freedom" by Mirjam Leuze
Spacemen" by Georg Nonnenmacher

Berlinale Special
Cathedrals of Culture" by Wim Wenders, Robert Redford (a.o.)

Lola@Berlinale
Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery " by Arne Birkenstock
Das radikal Böse" by Stefan Ruzowitzky
The Physician " by Philipp Stölzl
The Police Officer’s Wife" by Philip Gröning
The Beautiful Krista" by Antje Schneider & Carsten Waldbauer
Exit Marrakech" by Caroline Link
Hanna’s Journey" by Julia von Heinz
The Tugendhat House" by Dieter Reifarth
Houston" by Bastian Günther
Layla Fourie" by Pia Marais
My Way to Olympia" by Niko von Glasow
Not My Day" by Peter Thorwarth
Two Lives" by Georg Maas

Homage Ken Loach
Land and Freedom"
My Name is Joe"
Sweet Sixteen"

Photo material can be downloaded from: www.filmstiftung.de/presse/berlinale2014 or www.mbem.nrw.de/vertretungen-des-landes/berlin/,