Berlin funding agency Medienboard hosted a cocktail reception on May 14 to celebrate the films it funded that feature in the festival program. These include competition films Maren Ade’s “Toni Erdmann” and Bruno Dumont’s “Ma Loute.” Ade is the first female German director to have a film vying for the Palme d’Or since Margarethe von Trotta with “Paura e amore” in 1988.
Medienboard also backed Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s Critics’ Week film “Album” and Jonathan Littell’s documentary “Wrong Elements,” which is a Special Screenings.
Constantin’s Thorsten Koch and Martin Moszkowicz, Daniel Brühl, Oliver Berben of Moovie, and Katrin Berben (Photo: Courtesy of Medienboard)
Medienboard chief Kirsten Niehuus and Berlinale festival head Dieter Kosslick
Actors Julia Jentsch (“24 Weeks”) and Daniel Brühl (“Captain America: Civil War”) meet again in Cannes for the first time since Hans Weingartner’s “The Edukators” played in Cannes Competition in 2004
The cocktail party’s partners: Karin Rehmer (ILB), Charlie Woebcken (Studio Babelsberg), Kirsten Niehuus (Medienboard), Harro von Have (Unverzagt von Have), Steven Gaydos (Variety)
“Toni Erdmann” crew: Jonas Dornbach (Komplizen Film), Maren Ade, Sandra Hüller, Kirsten Niehuus, Janine Jackowski (Komplizen Film), Christoph Ott (NFP)