Magazine article Screen International

Oscars: Germany Reveals Eight for Foreign Language Contention Including 'Toni Erdmann'

Magazine article Screen International

Oscars: Germany Reveals Eight for Foreign Language Contention Including 'Toni Erdmann'

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Germany has unveiled the eight films it will put forward for Best Foreign-Language Film consideration at the 89th Oscars.

The titles are:

· At Eye Level by Evi Goldbrunner, Joachim Dollhopf

· Look Who's Back by David F. Wnendt

· Fog In August by Kai Wessel

· Power To Change - Die Energierebellion by Carl-A. Fechner

· The People Vs. Fritz Bauer by Lars Kraume

· The Diary Of Anne Frank by Hans Steinbichler

· Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade

· Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe by Maria Schrader

An independent jury will meet in Munich on Aug 23, with the chosen title revealed on Aug 25.

Maren Ade's comedy-drama Toni Erdmann received its world premiere at Cannes in May, where it topped Screen's jury grid of critics.

David Wnendt's Hitler satire Look Who's Back has proved a box office hit in Germany, making $21.8m (euro19.6m) following its October 2015 release, and has since sold to Netflix. …

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