made in germany

For the fifth year running, exground filmfest will award DAS BRETT (endowed with EUR 1,500 in prize money) to the best film in the “Made in Germany” section. Alas, unfortunately everything is different in 2020: since the inmate jury is unable to work due to Covid-19, the non-profit association behind exground filmfest, Wiesbadener Kinofestival e.V., has resolved to sponsor the prize itself and let the cinema audience choose the winning film. In total, the competition features seven extraordinary productions: three documentary films and four fiction features. Alongside debuts such as FULL OF FIRE by Dennis Stormer and TAGUNDNACHTGLEICHE by Lena Knauss, the venerable master of German indie cinema Klaus Lemke is also represented here, with CALLGIRL FOR GHOSTS. In the documentary WALCHENSEE FOREVER, Janna Ji Wonders takes an impressive look at her family chronicles, mirroring an entire century of German history. In DISPLACED, Sharon Ryba-Kahn also examines her family’s past, while Natalija Yefimkina traces a post-Soviet phenomenon in GARAGE PEOPLE, and Immanuel Esser spirits us away to PARADISE.

DISPLACED

by Sharon Ryba-Kahn
Germany 2020 90 min German, English and Yiddish original version with German and English subtitles

FULL OF FIRE

by Dennis Stormer
Germany/Sweden 2020 80 min German, English and Swedish original version with English subtitles

GARAGENVOLK

by Natalija Yefimkina
Germany 2020 95 min Russian original version with German and English subtitles

KLAUS LEMKE SPECIAL: CALLGIRL FOR GHOSTS & BAD BOY LEMKE

MADE IN GERMANY – 3 SHORT FILMS

PARADISE [PARADIES]

by Immanuel Esser
Germany 2020 80 min German original version with English subtitles

TAGUNDNACHTGLEICHE

by Lena Knauss
Germany 2020 110 min German original version with English subtitles

WALCHENSEE FOREVER

by Janna Ji Wonders
Germany 2020 110 min German and English original version with English subtitles