Yes we can! – Narrative Traditions in German Film between the Past and Future

Monday, 28. September 2015 | 10.00–18.00 hrs | Filmforum NRW

We know Italian films. French cinema is even more familiar. And we’ve grown up with American movies. But what’s characteristic for German films? This all-day panel event will revisit the stages of German cinema since 1945, seeking to track typical and successful, but also hidden and forgotten streaks, and to explore potential opportunities for future content development.

Following the event the film MÄDCHEN, MÄDCHEN from director Roger Fritz will be shown.

10.00 hrs, Welcome

10.15 – 11.30 hrs, Presentation
VERFLUCHTE LIEBE DEUTSCHER FILM (Damned Love German Film) (Directors: Dominik Graf and Johannes Sievert, Commissioning Editor: Frank Tönsmann, WDR), as work in progress
Dominik Graf

Panel I: Not Liberated? From the Post-War Zero Hour to the German Economic Miracle.
Dominik Graf and Rainer Knepperges (director, author), in conversation with Dietrich Leder (media journalist)

_ hrs
Panel II: Anarchy, Reflection, and Billiant Coups – 60s and 70s Cinema
Roland Zag (film dramaturge) and Roger Fritz (director, author) in conversation with Markus Seibert (screenwriter)

14.00-15.00 hrs
Panel III: Against the Rest of the World
Doris Dörrie (director, author) and Adolf Winkelmann (director) in conversation with Markus Seibert (screenwriter)

15.30-16.30 hrs
Panel IV: Millennium and beyond
Dietrich Brüggemann (director, author), Ingrid Bartsch (filmjournalist) and Jan Schomburg (director, author) in conversation with Nicole Kellerhals (film dramaturge)

17.00-18.00 hrs
Panel V: Back to the Future – Stories from Germany for the Authors of Tomorrow?
Panel discussion with: Dominik Graf, Doris Dörrie, Dietrich Brüggemann, Gebhard Henke (WDR), Dennis Todorovic (director, author), Ingrid Bartsch (filmjournalist). Host: Dietrich Leder (media journalist)

19.30 hrs
GIRLS, GIRLS (Director: Roger Fritz, Germany, 1967); The director will be present.