The Milwaukee Film Festival announced today that the third annual Passport program will focus on Germany. The festival is held from Sept. 26 to Oct. 10.
The program will showcase films created by eight German filmmakers and one Australian filmmaker. All films focus on Germany and were at least partially filmed in the country. In addition, Dr. Sara Hall of University of Illinois-Chicago will be giving a lecture on current trends and concerns in German cinema.
"Almanya, Welcome To Germany," directed by Yasemin Samdereli, is a film set in 1964 and focuses on immigration and searching for identity. Directed by Margarethe von Trotta, "Hannah Arendt" contains real trial footage about the German-Jewish political philosopher.
"Lore," directed by Cate Shortland, is about four siblings travelling hundreds of miles after their Nazi parents were imprisoned. "Ludwig II," directed by Marie Noelle and Peter Sehr, reveals struggles during the Franco-Prussian War.
Directed by Jan Ole Gerster, "Oh Boy" takes a twist of a modern tale with the use of jazz soundtrack and black and white cinematography. "Oma & Bella," directed by Alexa Karolinski, has two main characters that both suffered during World War II joining forces to create a cookbook.
"This Ain't California," directed by Marten Persiel, is a documentary about three close skateboarding friends in the 1980s. Directed by Wim Wenders, "Wings of Desire" is a film about invisible angels who must decide how far one will go for love.
Passes and ticket 6-packs as well as discounted rates are available online at mkefilm.org. Tickets for individual screenings are available at Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office starting on Sept. 11 for Milwaukee Film Members and Sept.ember 12 for the Public.