German cinema continues to distinguish itself by the number of strong new filmmakers it develops and the veteran ones it sustains. The four debut features in this annual exhibition—by Ulrich Köhler, Maria Speth, Sven Taddicken, and Iain Dilthey—are striking in their distinctive voices, each charting a different aspect of youthful identity. Other filmmakers Heinrich Broeler, Caroline Link, and Gerd Conradt use fiction and documentary to confront their nation’s catastrophic history, and humor abounds in the films of Andreas Dresen, Stanislaw Mucha, and Michael “Bully” Herbig.
Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator. Presented in association with the Export-Union of German Films, Munich, and with the special assistance of its United States East Coast representative, Oliver Mahrdt.