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CineFest 2005

FilmEurope - Babylon

Multilingual Versions (MLV) of the 1930s in Europe

The introduction of sound divided Film-Europe along its diverse language barriers. One of the solutions filmproducers of the time came up with was to shoot multilingual versions from the same script, casting different stars for each national market.

CineFest 2005 will cover topics like the »back to back« productions of multilingual versions from Babelsberg, Joinville or Elstree as well as efforts from Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Spain, Czechoslovakia, and the Netherlands.

April, April! (DE 1935, Director: Detlef Sierck)
Source: Filmmuseum Berlin - Deutsche Kinemathek

In 8 1/2 days more than 25 screenings will be complemented by lectures, discussions and workshops. The traditional Film History Conference of CineGraph is an integral part of the festival in Hamburg. Afterwards parts of the programme will be screened in Berlin, Vienna, Zurich and Lausanne.

Hamburg: 12 - 20 November 2005
Berlin: 17 November - 11 December 2005 (Zeughauskino)
Vienna: 1 - 9 March 2006 (Filmarchiv Austria)
Zurich & Lausanne: February/March 2006 (Filmpodium Zurich, Cinémathèque Suisse)

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