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A Year Ago in Winter, the latest work from Oscar-winner Caroline Link. And A Woman in Berlin - Anonyma, a hard-hitting film about the fate of rape victims in Berlin in 1945. German entries in the international film festival in Toronto.
International and multi-cultural Canada's colourful film scene
In honor of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) KINO takes a look at the current Canadian film scene. This years TIFF opened with PASSCHENDAELE, an epic about Canadian soldiers fighting in the trenches of World War I. Some 15,000 soldiers fell in the battle near the Belgian city of Passchendaele. We spoke about the film with director and star Paul Gross. And we also met up in Toronto with legendary independent filmmaker Bruce McDonald to discuss his new film PONTYPOOL, an art house horror film about zombies overrunning a small town in northern Ontario.Toronto World Premiere Oscar winner Caroline Link and her new film
Caroline Link presents her new film, A YEAR AGO IN WINTER a dramatic story of how a family deals with tragedy. Link wrote the screenplay herself, based on the novel by Scott Campbell. Toronto has a special place in Caroline Link's career. It was here that NOWHERE IN AFRICA screened for the first time, before going on to win an Oscar. We met up with the successful director at the Festival.
The Toronto International Film Festival is the most important festival for the North American market, particularly for European film producers. So German sales companies come out in force at the TIFF. We spoke with Dirk Schürhof of world sales group Betafilm to find out what films sell well in Toronto and what international buyers are looking for in German cinema.Fall Highlight Home grown German terror
DER BAADER MEINHOF KOMPLEX is arguably the most important German film this Fall. Already nominated to be Germany's entry for the 2009 Oscar race, it is based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Stefan Aust. Germanys number one producer, Bernd Eichinger wrote the screenplay. It tells the dramatic story of the period from 1967 to the so-called "German Autumn: of 1977, when left-wing terrorists shook the foundations of the West German state. It stars a who's who of the German film scene: Moritz Bleitreu as Andreas Baader, Martina Gedeck as Ulrike Meinhof and Johanna Wokalek as Gudrun Ensslin, the key members of the terror group the Red Army Faction. German Women as Victims A brave film tells the story of the Soviet's march into Berlin in 1945
A WOMAN IN BERLIN is the title of the new film from Max Färberböck. Its based on the diaries of an anonymous woman who lived through the war and its aftermath. The film tells of the mass rape of German women by the Soviet Red Army at the end of the Second World War. KINO spoke with Max Färberböck, who answered questions from the audience after the World Premiere of A WOMAN IN BERLIN in Toronto.From Children's Book to Fantasy Film KRABAT in Toronto
With his new film KRABAT, director Marco Kreuzpaintner has created an extravagant fantasy film loaded with special effects. The story comes from the award-winning young adult novel by Ottfried Preußler about a magicians apprentice and his battle with his dark master. KINO met up with Marco Kreuzpaintner and the films star Daniel Brühl at the films world premiere in Toronto and took a look to see how the German answer to "Harry Potter" matches up.