european cinema

Our second new European Cinema section serves up highlights from big festivals. Leos Carax’ fantastic musical ANNETTE, about the relationship between a stand-up comic and an opera singer, delighted the audience as the opening film in Cannes. The super weird French comedy BLOODY ORANGES by Jean-Christophe Meurisse or JANE BY CHARLOTTE, in which Charlotte Gainsbourg paints a sensitive portrait of her mother Jane Birkin, are equally ravishing. Sebastian Meise’s GREAT FREEDOM, which tells the story of Hans Hoffmann, a man persecuted for his sexuality in post-war Germany, was honoured with the Jury Prize in Cannes in the “Un Certain Regard” series. And two films are coming to Wiesbaden from the competition in Venice: the political drama LEAVE NO TRACES by Jan P. Matuszyński, which will be representing Poland in the running for the Oscar in 2022, and the Ukrainian film REFLECTION by Valentyn Vasyanovych, which traces a doctor’s struggle to return to normalcy after wartime. And Italo-Western fans can look forward to DJANGO & DJANGO – SERGIO CORBUCCI UNCHAINED, wherein Quentin Tarantino takes a close look at all of Sergio Corbucci’s westerns. We are proud to present 13 films from ten countries, including four French productions.

AFTER LOVE

by Aleem Khan
United Kingdom 2020 89 min English, French, Urdu, Arabic original version with English subtitles

ANNETTE
by Leos Carax
France/Germany/Belgium 2020 139 min English original version with German subtitles

BIRD ATLAS [ATLAS PTÁKU]

by Olmo Omerzu
Czech Republic/Slovakia/Slovenia 2021 92 min Czech original version with German and English subtitles

BLOODY ORANGES [ORANGES SANGUINES]

by Jean-Christophe Meurisse
France 2021 102 min French original version with English subtitles

CELTS

by Milica Tomović
Serbia 2021 106 min Serbian original version with English subtitles

DEAR COMRADES!

by Andrei Konchalovsky
Russia 2020 120 min Russian original version with English subtitles

DJANGO & DJANGO – SERGIO CORBUCCI UNCHAINED
by Luca Rea
Italy 2021 80 min English and Italian original version with English subtitles

EL PLANETA

by Amalia Ulman
Spain 2021 82 min Spanish and English original version with English subtitles

GROSSE FREIHEIT
by Sebastian Meise
Austria/Germany 2021 116 min German original version with English subtitles

JANE BY CHARLOTTE

by Charlotte Gainsbourg
France 2021 85 min French original version with English subtitles

LEAVE NO TRACES [ŻEBY NIE BYŁO ŚLADÓW]
by Jan P. Matuszyński
Poland 2021 160 min Polish original version with German and English subtitles

REFLECTION
by Valentyn Vasyanovych
Ukraine 2021 125 min Ukranian original version with English subtitles

RETURNING TO REIMS

by Jean-Gabriel Périot
France 2021 80 min French original version with English subtitles

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