For the 34th time, the famous Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is presenting current productions by young German film directors, in collaboration with German Films. For the latest edition of Kino! 2013 New Films from Germany, Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at the MoMA, has chosen six films. They will be illustrating the new creative talent and the great diversity of topics in contemporary German cinema. German Films represents the German film sector abroad.
The opening film at the MoMA is Freier Fall (Free Fall) by Stephan Lacant, which celebrated its international debut at the Berlinale in February. The programme also includes the feature films Kalifornia, Silvi, Die Wiedergänger (The Revenants) and the tragicomedy Oh Boy. The documentary genre is represented by David Sieveking’s portrait of his mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. This impressive film titled Vergiss mein nicht (Forget Me Not) has already received the main Semaine de la critique award at the Locarno Film Festival.
MoMA’s Rajendra Roy emphasizes the museum’s deep connections with German films. This year, the young talents will be presented alongside the exhibition The Weimar Touch. It shows the influence of German filmmakers in the past and present. The exhibition is the second of its kind in a joint collaboration between the MoMA, the Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin and Berlin International Film Festival. The programme includes almost 30 productions which were made between the end of the Weimar Republic and 1959, and which were influenced in quite different ways by the Golden Age of German films: Weimar in Hollywood.
34 the edition of Kino! 2013 New Films from Germany at the MoMA in New York from 18 to 24 April 2013
Film exhibition The Weimar Touch at the MoMA continues until 6 May 2013