German Cinema

Destiny (1921)

By David Jenkins

A damsel accepts a challenge offered to her by Death in Fritz Lang’s dazzlingly inventive 1921 masterpiece.

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Why Funny Games remains just as shocking 20 years on

By Stephen Puddicombe

Michael Haneke’s home invasion horror is a chilling satire of violence in popular entertainment.

Watch a trio of teasers for Angela Schanelec’s The Dreamed Path

By Eve Watling

Take a first look at the German director’s acclaimed new drama.

Jack Nicholson is starring in a remake of Toni Erdmann

By Adam Woodward

The Hollywood veteran is coming out of retirement for a new version of Maren Ade’s sublime comedy.

Maren Ade: ‘Making films helps me to discover things about myself’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The German writer/director reveals how she quietly went about making one of the great films of the 21st century.

Toni Erdmann

By David Jenkins

Maren Ade’s third feature stands as one of the most brilliant comedies of the new millennium.

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Toni Erdmann – first look review

By David Jenkins

One of the great Cannes competition films of recent years comes from a little-known German director.

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