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Jim Rakete with climate documentary "NOW" on ZDF Mittagsmagazin

"NOW" director Jim Rakete is live on ZDF Mittagsmagazin today, 22 January 2021, at 13:00! If you want to know more about him and his dedicated climate protection documentary, feel free to tune in. The programme will be broadcast today only on the ARD channel due to winter sports coverage. By the way, due to the Corona-related cinema closures, W-film has postponed the theatrical release of "NOW" to 11 March 2021. Fingers crossed that the cinemas will be able to reopen by then!

wfilm_now_zdfmittagsmagazin.jp Jim Rakete with climate documentary "NOW" in the ZDF Mittagsmagazin on 22 January 2021 at 1 pm. Theatrical release of "NOW" expected on 11 March 2021. Photo © Katrin Kutter

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"The Naked King" launches in the W-film Online Cinema

People around the world are protesting for democratic freedom and human rights. But how does a protest actually become a revolution? In his film essay "The Naked King – 18 Fragments on Revolution", Andreas Hoessli asks this very question. Due to lockdown, the main prize winner from DOK.fest München will be released exclusively in the W-film Online Cinema at https://www.wfilm.de/en/the-naked-king/film-dvd-bluray-vod on 11 February. Just in time for the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran! For good cause: Locked cinemas that co-promote the online release will share in the proceeds. As soon as the lockdown ends, the film will also be shown in cinemas.



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Postponed DVD Release of "Our Soil is Our Heritage"

Due to the ongoing lockdown, W-film is postponing the DVD release of "Our Soil is Our Heritage" to 26 March 2021. The VoD release via streaming services such as Amazon remains on the 26 February 2021. Fans of dedicated films can also support our distribution company during the corona crisis directly by buying a DVD or VoD online via the W-film shop at shop.boden.wfilm.de. Since World Soil Day on 5 December 2020, it has been possible to rent "Our Soil is Our Heritage" exclusively as a stream.


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W-film Theatrical Releases 2021

We dare to take an optimistic look at the W-film cinema releases in 2021: Jim Rakete's dedicated climate documentary "NOW" has been postponed to 11 March 2021 and the fabulous French comedy "Notre Dame" is still without a new release date for the time being. However, we very much hope that on 11 February 2021 we will finally be able to release another film in cinemas with the fascinating film essay "The Naked King – 18 Fragments on Revolution". Should this not be possible due to the pandemic, we will alternatively release the film in the W-film online cinema at https://www.wfilm.de/en/the-naked-king/film-dvd-bluray-vod and share revenues with cinemas. "The Fever" about the global malaria crisis is also expected to generate discussion with special screenings in cinemas from 29 April 2021. Let's hope for the best!


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"Our Soil is Our Heritage" available as DVD and VoD

Due to Corona, the DVD and VoD release of "Our Soil is Our Heritage" will be brought forward to February 26, 2021. Marc Uhlig's committed documentary for sustainable agriculture and consumption had been running successfully in theaters since October 8, 2020. Then came the renewed lockdown and the distributor had to cancel numerous planned screenings in November and December.


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