Best in show from Germany
Following a lull in the 1990s, German cinema has re-established its importance with recent features such as Good Bye Lenin!, Downfall and The Edukators. The German Film Festival, which begins today in the Irish Film Institute in Dublin, will, therefore, be approached with eager enthusiasm by all keen cineastes. Among the delights on offer we find Andreas Dresen’s high-class soap Summer in Berlin, Marcus Rosenmüller’s black comedy Grave Decisions, and the ecclesiastical documentary Into Great Silence. Details from www.ifi.ie.