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THE KINOFEST FESTIVAL OF GERMAN-SPEAKING CINEMA STARTED IN PATRAS FOR THE THIRD YEAR

From the 22nd to the 25th of September and for 4 days the wonderful space of Achaia Clauss is transformed into an outdoor summer cinema with free screenings of short and feature films and hosts the 3rd KinoFest – Patras German-speaking Film Festival.


Among the films that will be screened are the Berlin Film Festival award-winning romantic comedy “I’ m Your Man” by Maria Schrader, the Swiss drama “Princess” by Peter Louise and the comedy “Next Door” starring the award-winning actor Daniel Bruhl. Finally, on Sunday 25 September at 20.05 the children’s film “Rocca, Changes the World” for children and the whole family will be screened in collaboration with the Olympia Film Festival for children and young people.

At the same time, with the support of the Austrian and Swiss embassies, selected short films will be screened in Greece.

The 3rd KinoFest – Patras German-speaking Film Festival comes from ABCinema and the Goethe Zentrum Patras.

Information:

  • Thursday 22-Sunday 25 September
  • Attendance at the venue starts at 19.30-19:45 daily.
  • 19.30-45 Arrival
  • 20.05 Opening of Zone A (Short Films)
  • 21.40 Opening of Zone 2 (feature films)
  • 23.20 End of the day
  • Free admission
  • More information: www.kinofest.gr | facebook | instagram

Details of the films:

▶Long films

Next Door Directed by Daniel Brühl, Duration: 92΄ , Χώρα: Germany, Year: 2021

Berlin. 20212020 Daniel is a German-Spanish actor preparing for his new film abroad. One day he unsuspectingly walks into a bar near his home and there he meets Bruno. Bruno will ask him for his autograph and at an unsuspected moment, as if he had been waiting for it forever, he will start a conversation with the actor about East and West Berlin and other issues of political and social reality. https://player.vimeo.com/video/750926239


Princess Directed by Peter Luisi, Duration: 101΄ , Country: Switzerland, Ukraine, Year: 2021

Joseph would go to the ends of the earth for his little princess, Nina, his niece. He even tries to get away from alcohol, but eventually gives up when his sister cuts off all contact after Joseph unwittingly hurts Nina. Many years later, Joseph is sober and learns that Nina has become a drug addict and criminal and is trapped in a remote Ukrainian prison. Now it’s his turn to save her. https://player.vimeo.com/video/750927924


I’m Your Man Directed by Maria Schrader, Duration: 108΄ , Country: Germany, Year: 2021

20212020 Alma (Maren Egert) works as an anthropologist for the renowned Pergamon Museum in Berlin. In order to obtain funding to continue her research, she accepts her boss’s offer to take part in a special experiment. For three weeks, she must live with Tom (Dan Stevens), a humanoid robot whose algorithm and appearance have been tailored to match her ideal mate. At the end of the experiment, Alma will have to write a report and have decided whether putting similar robot models on the market will have a positive or negative effect on society as a whole. https://player.vimeo.com/video/750924427


Rocca Changes the World Directed by Katja Benrath, Duration: 101΄ , Country: Germany, Year: 2019

Fierce, funny and unique: that’s Rocca. She is eleven years old and lives a rather special life. While her dad looks down on her from above – since he’s an astronaut on a mission in space – Roka lives alone with her squirrel and goes to a regular school for the first time in her life. Her carefree and unconventional lifestyle makes her immediately stand out among her classmates. She bravely confronts the class bullies, because first and foremost, Roka stands up for justice. That’s why, besides, she befriends the homeless Caspar and tries to help him. At the same time, she fights with all her might to win her grandmother’s heart. https://player.vimeo.com/video/751014262


Short Film

On the Edge Directed by Matteo Sanders, Duration: 19΄ , Country: Austria , Year: 2022

Two brothers decide to take one last hike on a mountain in the Alps where they share many family memories. During the climb, however, Paul’s condition deteriorates and a sudden change in the weather tests his physical strength. As they seek shelter, it becomes clear to Felix that the future, like the mountain, will challenge them and their relationship.


Invisible Border Directed by Mark Gerstorfer, Duration: 27′ , Country: Austria, Year: 2022

The border crossing in Vienna during the night. Nancy and her colleague Albert have the mission to evict a family. Together with a police team they ambush a family of Albanians without a valid residence permit. The situation escalates and the night’s events leave everyone involved injured.


Hollywood Directed by Leni Gruber, Alex Reinberg , Duration: 27′, Country: Austria, Year: 2022

Lendini Lucie Gruber, 2022 Especially for up-and-coming actress Anna. After being rejected from her most recent audition, Anna returns home to discover that her dad has already made other plans for her life. Her last chance: to play the victim in training exercises for the local fire department. Whether they rescue her from wrecked cars or place her under overturned trees, Anna gives it her all, because a job at the local bank seems completely unthinkable


Widow & Orphan Directed by Niklas Pollmann, Duration: 14′ , Country: Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Year: 2021

20212020 Two lost souls in London. Connected through a poem in German and the question of how they will meet.

Blue Noise Directed by Simon Maria Kubiena, Duration: 16’30” , Country: Germany, Austria, Year: 2022

A young apprentice craftsman is dizzy, and not only because of the noise at work. In a chaotic world, between dominating colleagues, an unapproachable father and a demanding partner, the young man is looking for closeness and immediacy. In the process, he crosses a boundary and gets to know himself a little better.


Fish Like Us Directed by Raphaela Schmid, Duration: 17′ , Country: Austria, Year: 2020

As part of an unusual farewell ritual, two brothers end up in a Chinese restaurant. Both feel guilty after the recent death of their mother and find it difficult to broach the subject. At another table, a father improves his daughter’s homework, at the next a date goes wrong and somewhere in between, the waiter’s collar pops. Though the tables are close, the brothers barely notice the little dramas that are taking place.

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