Magazine article Variety

Auteurs and Coin Impact

Magazine article Variety

Auteurs and Coin Impact

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WIM WENDERS' "The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez," a 3D adaptation of Peter Handke's play about a man and a woman who share their thoughts on love while sitting in a garden on a summer day, is having its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

It's one of a slew of German films and co-productions screening at this year's fest.

Ukrainian Sergei Loznitsa's "Austerlitz," a doc about visitors to memorial sites at German concentration camps, produced by Imperative Film, plays out of competition.

"One of the biggest mysteries of such places is the motive that induces thousands of people to spend their summer weekends in former concentration camps looking at ovens in a crematorium," Loznitsa says. "To try to come to grips with this, I made this film."

Ronny Trocker's "Die Einsiedler," a German-Austrian co-production from Berlin-based Zischlermann Filmproduktion about the only son of an aging couple living in a run-down farm in the Alps, unspools in the Horizons sidebar. …

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