German comedies to bookend Stony Brook Film Festival

Two German comedies will bookend the upcoming Stony Brook Film Festival.

The opening night film is Simon Verhoeven’s “Welcome to Germany,” in which a well-off Munich family offers to take in a refugee. “Welcome to Germany” was the country’s most successful local film of last year, according to Variety, and features the Austrian actress Senta Berger, who appeared in the American films “Major Dundee” and “Cast a Giant Shadow” in the 1960s.

New Faces Award für Ella Rumpf und Noah Saavedra

Berlin - Die Schauspieler Ella Rumpf (22) und Noah Saavedra (26) sind mit dem Nachwuchspreis New Faces Award des Magazins «Bunte» ausgezeichnet worden.

Picture Tree Takes Sales on Oscar Nominee Wolfgang Petersen’s New Film

Germany’s Picture Tree International has picked up international sales for Wolfgang Petersen’s “Four Against the Bank” and Julian Poelsler’s “Killing Stella.”