Cinema

Berlin in Cannes

PM_Cannes.jpgFour films supported by the Berlinale’s World Cinema Fund (WCF) have been invited to participate in the programme of the Cannes Film Festival.

Director Mahdi Fleifel, who won the Silver Bear Jury Prize (Short Film) in 2016 for A Man Returned from the Berlinale Shorts section, is also presenting his new work: A Drowning Man.

In addition, a total of 40 Berlinale Talents alumni from various film professions (directing, production, acting, camera, editing, costume design, screenwriting) are represented in 25 films selected for Cannes.

The following films funded by the WCF are screening in Cannes:

 

I Am Not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni (Berlinale Talents alumnus) – Zambia / France / United Kingdom / Germany

La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs

Los perros by Marcela Said – Chile / France / Argentina

Semaine de la Critique

Aala kaf ifrit (Beauty and the Dogs) by Kaouther Ben Hania – Tunisia / France / Germany

Un Certain Regard

En attendant les hirondelles von Karim Moussaoui – Algeria / France / Germany

Un Certain Regard

The World Cinema Fund is an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlin International Film Festival, in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office, with further support by the Goethe-Institut.The special WCF Europe programme was launched with the support of the European Commission’s Creative Europe MEDIA programme. Thanks to additional funding from the German Federal Foreign Office, the special programme WCF Africa was started in 2016.

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