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"Our Own Oslo" to Open 60th Mannheim-Heidelberg Fest

Reynir Lyngdal's "Our Own Oslo."

The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg has announced the line-up for its 60th edition. Reynir Lyngdal's film "Our Own Oslo" has been chosen to open the festival.

In total, 64 feature films are scheduled to screen during the 11-day festival. Of the films screening, there are one world premiere, six international premieres, six European premieres and 21 German premieres. German director Andreas Dresen will also be presented with the Master of Cinema Award.

The festival is hosting a series of anniversary events to commemorates its history as the second oldest film festival in Germany and the sixth oldest in the world. The "Rewound“ program will showcase nine films representing the spirit of the decade they were made in and that were previously successfully presented in Mannheim- Heidelberg and the "Journey Through Time“ program will feature 17 classic and important films that made their first appearances in Mannheim, including François Truffaut's "The 400 Blows" and Jim Jarmusch's "Permanent Vacation."

The festival will run from November 10 through the 20th. The full schedule can be found at the Mannheim-Heidelberg official website.

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