Quelle: DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Frankfurt a.M. / Artur Brauner-Archiv
Stars like Johannes Heesters and Rudi Carrell are by far not the only connection between these two neighbouring countries in terms of film history. Along with their clichés and contrasts cinefestfocuses on commonalities in both the production and reception of films.
Between World War I and II, Dutch actors such as Truus van Aalten and Frits van Dongen (Philip Dorn) established a career in German film. At the same time, there were close contacts between avant-garde and documentary filmmakers in Berlin and Amsterdam (Joris Ivens, Hans Richter).
After 1933, Amsterdam was an early station in exile for directors like Hermann Kosterlitz (Henry Koster) and Detlef Sierck (Douglas Sirk). German filmmakers played an instrumental role in developing the Dutch cinematography of the 1930s.
In the post-war period, what took place under German occupation was the subject of numerous feature films with an everchanging perspective. Dutch documentary filmmakers (Ivens, Joop Huisken) and actors like Cox Habbema worked in the GDR.
At cinefest 2020, as usual, not only directors and actors are in the spotlight. German producer Rudi Meyer was a key figure in Dutch film production between the 1930s and 60s. Dutch cameramen like Robby Müller and producers such as Rob Houwer and Laurens Straub were central figures in the New German Cinema.
The 33nd International Film History Conference is integrated in the festival in Hamburg.
In preparation for the festival and conference there will be an internal screening 7 – 10 May 2020 in Berlin. For more information please contact kongress(at)cinegraph.de.
A select portion of the film program will also be screened in Berlin, Prague, Wiesbaden and other cities.
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