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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 2003

Eike Besuden and Pago Balke’s
CRAZY ABOUT PARIS 

Honored with Audience Award

at the 8thAnnual
BERLIN & BEYOND Film Festival

January 9-15, 2003 in San Francisco

 

San Francisco, CA – With a record festival attendance of 10,000, the 8th Annual Berlin & Beyond Film Festival closed Thursday, January 15, 2003 at the Castro Theatre.  The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, which is produced by the Goethe-Institut of San Francisco, is the largest German language Festival in North America.

 

This year the Audience Award, selected on the basis of ballot forms distributed to all persons attending the 10 days of screenings, goes to Eike Besuden and Pago Balke CRAZY ABOUT PARIS/Verrueckt Nach Paris.  With a cast of extremely talented, yet disabled actors, the film is a delightful story about the power of personal and physical independence and the magic of Paris, seen in a very different light.  When Hilde, Philip and Karl decide to leave their home for the disabled in Bremen and take off on a train ride to Paris, their misadventures become a lesson for everyone – including their rescuers. The award (of two round-trip flights from Germany to San Francisco, with accommodations at the Maxwell Hotel) was announced by Dr. Ingrid Eggers, Festival Director, at the Closing Night ceremony at the Castro Theatre.

 

An additional award granted at the festival was the Best First Feature Award, going to Ulrich Koehler’s BUNGALOW.  In the film, 19-year old Paul (Lennie Burmeister), disillusioned by the adult world in general and the military in particular, deserts on the spur of the moment heading home to his parents’ bungalow in Marburg-Lahn, a small town in southern Germany. His attempts to mull over his future, Holden Caulfield style, are disrupted by the arrival of his brother Max (Devid Striesow) and his Danish girlfriend Lene whose allure proves too much to resist for the alienated teenager. The award of $5000 is sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce, which applauds the artistic vision of new and independent filmmakers and supports the innovative thinking of Europe’s emerging talent.

 

More than 25 international guests from three countries attended Berlin & Beyond, which provides Bay Area moviegoers a chance to enjoy highlights of recent European cinema from both cutting edge and veteran directors.  For more information regarding the Festival, please refer to the Goethe-Institute website: http://www.goethe.de/uk/saf/bb2003/index.htm   or call (415) 263-8760.


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