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9/1/14 – SOUND OF HEIMAT @ German Film Festival in New Zealand – The film on German folk music by Arne Birkenstock and Jan Tengeler is the opening film for the festival. Arne Birkenstock will attend the festival together with two of his protagonists: the kiwi saxophone-player Hayden Chisholm and the yodeling-teacher Loni Kuisle. Read more.

8/29/14 – The Hollywood Reporter praises “Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery” in its Montreal Review
A highly enjoyable look” writes John DeFore about the film, which had its international premier at the WFF in Montreal.

5/9/14 – Arne Birkenstock‘s Documentary “Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery” wins German Film Award Lola as best Documentary.

Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery by Arne Birkenstock (Prod. Arne Birkenstock, Helmut G. Weber, Thomas Springer – Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien GmbH, Tradewind Pictures GmbH) is the winner of the German Film Award for Best Documentary. The prize, which comes with a €200,000 in funding for a new project, was presented during the gala ceremony at the Tempodrom in Berlin last night.Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery is the story of Wolfgang Beltracchi, who tricked the international art world for nearly forty years with his forgeries of early 20th century masters in the largest art forgery scandal of the postwar era.

With nearly € 3 million total in prize money, the German Film Prize ‘Lola’ is the highest endowed film prize in Germany. It is presented annually by the German Film Academy.

For a complete list of winners, please click here.

 

3/28/14 – “BELTRACCHI – THE ART OF FORGERY” IS NOMINATED FOR THE GERMAN FILM AWARD “LOLA”

The German Film Academy announced its nominees for the 2014 Lola-Awards. Arne Birkenstock‘s documentary “Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery” is among the three films which are nominated for “Best Documentary”. The “LOLA”-award ceremony will take place the 9th of may in Berlin. Meanwhile the 1400 members of the film academy will vote for the winners in the different categories.

 

 

 

2/10/14 – “BELTRACCHI – THE ART OF FORGERY”
@ EFM & BERLINALE

Being shortlisted for the German Academy Awards, our film “Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery” will be screened at the Berlinale-Section “German Films: Lola@Berlinale” on friday, february 7th at noon in the Zoopalast 2. Our world distributor Global Screen offers an EFM-market screening on thursday, february 6th at 11:50 in the Cinemaxx 2.

 

THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT DENIES THE DIRECTOR MILO RAU THE ENTRY INTO THE COUNTRY

The consulate general of the Russian Federation denied the author and director Milo Rau the issuing of a visa to enter the country. In March 2013 the play “The Moscow Trials”, staged at the Sakharov-Centre in Moscow, was inter- rupted for several hours by the Russian Migration Service because of suspicion of a violation of visa regulations. The case was quickly revealed as being untenable. Russian and International media were talking about an open attack on the arts and the freedom of speech. This time the di- rector intended to conduct talks about the upcoming movie with involved parties, these renewed actions from the Russian state suggest a political motive. The Russian philosopher and regime critic Michail Ryklin sees a typical strategy by “Putins Kremlin: The obvious political motive is not being named, but a violation of visa regulation is being constructed.”

 

 

 

 

 

SOUND OF HEIMAT – Germany sings!
The road movie following the traces of German folk music has been running in German cinemas  consecutively for more than 40 weeks now. Now the DVD is out – with subtitles in english, french, spanish ad portuguese. You can purchase it here.

 

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Arne Birkenstock
writer and director

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