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Austen comedy hits EFM BY ANDREAS WISEMAN

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Geffen’s life swap with WestEnd BY ANDREAS WISEMAN

UK outfit WestEnd Films has boarded sales on Shira Geffen’s sophomore feature Self Made (Boreg), which is due to be completed in time for Cannes. The drama, produced by David Mandil’s Movie Plus, and Moshe Edery and Leon Edery of United King, shot in Israel last summer. It stars Sarah Adler alongside newcomer Samira Saraya. Waltz With Bashir editor Nili Feller is on board. Shot in Hebrew and Arabic, Geffen’s film follows two women — one Palestinian and one Israeli — who are forced to swap lives on opposite sides of the border after a mix-up at a checkpoint. Self Made reunites the production and sales team behind Oscarnominated 2011 drama Footnote. Geffen’s 2007 debut, Jellyfish, won the Camera d’Or.

Sienna Miller has landed the lead in Whit Stillman’s upcoming Jane Austen adaptation, which UK sales outfit Protagonist has added to its EFM slate. Chloe Sevigny, best known for roles in Zodiac and Boys Don’t Cry, has also been cast as a close friend of Miller’s character in the period comedy, titled Jane Austen’s Love & Friendship. Stillman is gearing up for a

summer shoot in Ireland on his adaptation of the novella by Emma and Pride And Prejudice author Austen. Miller, nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Alfred Hitchcock TV biopic The Girl, will play the lead in the comedy, which is produced by Katie Holly of Dublinbased Bl!nder Films (Citadel) and Stillman’s outfit Westerly Films. It is backed by the Irish Film Board. In classic Austen style, the story

Exclusive Media’s future uncertain BY JEREMY KAY

Uncertainty continued to swirl over the future of Exclusive Media last night as it appeared that co-chairs Nigel Sinclair and Guy East were headed for the exit. As Alex Walton and his team pressed ahead with sales on the reconstituted Black Mass project starring Johnny Depp, the cochairs were locked in crisis talks. While The Woman In Black was a

bona fide smash, the disappointing global performance of Rush and the financial ramifications of Exclusive’s top-heavy structure appear to have tested the patience of backers Dasym Investment Strategies. Insiders noted that Sinclair and East, who own part of Exclusive, could segue into a producer role on the back of their past successes. Speculation has turned to who will now run the company, with

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some suggesting Exclusive Media COO Mark Schipper as the strongest potential candidate. On Friday, CEO and co-chair Sinclair stated: “Exclusive Media’s management is engaged in collaborative discussions with our partners from Dasym Investment Strategies BV regarding the forward plan for the company. We will make an announcement regarding the outcome at the appropriate time.”

Global Screen is Coming In

eOne inks deals for Watermark



Toronto doc Watermark has sold to a number of major territories for eOne Films International, including the US (eOne), Australia (Madm a n ), B e n e l u x ( C i n é a r t ), German-speaking Europe (Senator), UK (Soda Pictures) and India (Pictureworks). Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky’s doc, which screens in the Berlinale Special strand, charts how water shapes the lives of people from around the globe. Baichwal’s docs Payback and Manufactured Landscapes both played at Sundance. UK-based Harold van Lier now leads eOne’s newly ramped international sales team, with Montreal-based Anick Poirier set to lead subsidiary label Seville International.

follows the beautiful and scheming Lady Susan Vernon (Miller) as she attempts to find a husband for herself and her long-suffering daughter, Federica. Stillman told Screen: “The story of the brilliant Lady Susan Vernon’s struggles with the wealthy, smug De Courcy clan is perhaps [Austen’s] most sparkling comedy. Sienna Miller is a wonderful talent who will lead a brilliant ensemble cast.” Additional casting is underway.

Leading man Jack O’Connell with director Yann Demange in Berlin for the photocall of Irish Troubles drama ’71. See review page 12

Global Screen has picked up sales rights to German rom-com Coming In. Marco Kreuzpaintner’s latest feature tells the story of a gay male hairdresser who falls in love with a female beauty-parlour owner. Kostja Ullmann and Aylin Tezel star alongside Ken Duken, August Zirner and Katja Riemann. Summerstorm Entertainment and Warner Bros Film Productions Germany co-produce in co-operation with Bavaria Film Partners.


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NEWS Prime Suspect Showbox scores deals on South Korean action thriller The Suspect » Page 6

REVIEW Troubles ahead Yann Demange’s Competition film, ’71 proves tense and exciting » Page 12

FEATURE Breaking the Ice The story behind Chinese Competition film Black Coal, Thin Ice » Page 20


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Moland woos Indian Bride BY WENDY MITCHELL

Hans Petter Moland, who has In Order Of Disappearance in Competition, will direct The Indian Bride, adapted by Erlend Loe from Karin Fossum’s bestseller of the same title. The film is set for a summer 2015 shoot in India and Norway on a budget of $5.4m-$6.8m (¤4m¤5m). The psychological drama/ tragic love story will be produced as a joint venture between Scandi powerhouses Tre Vanner/Svensk (Sweden) and Motlys (Norway). The lead producers are Helen Ahlsson of Tre Vanner/Svensk and Yngve Saether of Motlys. The story follows a longtime bachelor who meets and marries an Indian beauty, who is later murdered. Saether told Screen: “I felt immediately that this wasn’t a traditional crime story but more of a dramatic love story.” The team expects to confirm a sales company after the Berlinale, and are meeting with potential Indian partners here. “There is a lot of interest due to the popularity of the novel and the team,” Ahlsson said. No cast is attached yet.

UDI snaps up international sales on Gavin’s Hector Urban Distribution International (UDI) has picked up international sales on Hector, starring Peter Mullan as a homeless man who tries to reconnect with his past life. The feature, previously known as Victor, marks the directorial debut

of photographer Jake Gavin. Shooting started earlier this week on location in Glasgow and will continue in London via Liverpool. The film is set for an autumn delivery. Stephen Malit will produce alongside Scottish co-producer

Simon Mallinson. David Raedecker, who picked up Sundance’s best cinematography prize in 2012 for his work on Sally El Hosaini’s My Brother The Devil, is also attached to the project. Melanie Goodfellow

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GFM tunes into Schmidt’s Voice

Bavaria’s literary quest

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GFM Films is to handle international sales on Thorsten Schmidt’s $6m feature Hear My Voice, produced by Nils Dunker of Lailaps Pictures. The film is billed as an Israeli Slumdog Millionaire, centring on a young Palestinian girl who competes in a TV talent show in a bid to make her dreams a reality. Hear My Voice, an English-language feature, is due to shoot later this year for delivery in summer 2015. Casting is underway. GFM Films, the London-based production, financing and sales outfit run by industry veterans Guy Collins, Michael Ryan and Fred Hedman, is also continuing sales on big-budget Japanese sci-fi animated adventure Harlock: Space Pirate. GFM now has a re-edited English-language version of the film for the international marketplace and is looking to close some of the remaining major territories, among them the UK, Germany and the US.

Bavaria Film and Senator Film’s joint venture, Bavaria Pictures, has unveiled plans for adaptations of international bestsellers and local comedies over the next 12 months. Production is set to roll later this year on Mexican director Everardo Gout’s $35m adaptation of James Patterson and Liza Marklund’s thriller, The Postcard Killers, as a co-production with the UK’s Good and George Films. Bavaria Pictures’ Jan Kaiser told Screen that $2.2m (¤1.6m) of funding had come from the Bavar-

ian regional film fund for the project, which is being handled internationally by FilmNation. Meanwhile, a spring 2015 start is scheduled for the filming of an adaptation of the first book in Oliver Pötzsch’s The Hangman’s Daughter series. Bavaria Pictures is in talks with potential US partners for the $20m project, which already has Munich-based Lionsheart as a co-producer. A previously announced international project, Bille August’s adaptation of Stefan Zweig’s Beware Of Pity, is now going into

the financing stage to be a co-production between Hungary, Austria and Germany. In Germany, director Christian Alvart will direct the comedy Halbe Brüder, starring rapper Sido, comedian ‘Teddy’ Tedros Teclebrhan and The Physician’s Fahri Yardim, as a co-production with Konrad Film and Alvart’s Syrreal Entertainment. Universal Pictures will distribute in Germany. In addition, Josefine Preuss is to headline Holger Haase’s comedy Bodycheck, set in the world of Bavarian ice hockey.

Kino Lorber gets Tip Top Kino Lorber has acquired US rights from Rezo Films to Serge Bozon’s Directors’ Fortnight 2013 feature, Tip Top. Bozon’s follow-up to La France, which Kino Lorber also distributed in the US, stars Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Kiberlain as detectives on the case of a dead Algerian informant. Tip Top will receive its US premiere at next month’s Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New York. Jeremy Kay

Buyers chase Millionaire Dog by andreas wiseman

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Spanish outfit DeAPlaneta continues to do good business on Tom Fernandez’s family comedy, Millionaire Dog (previously known as Pancho), closing a deal at the EFM for German-speaking Europe with Wild Bunch Germany. Deals have also recently closed

with AB Droits Audiovisuels for French-speaking Europe, CDC United Network for Latin American TV rights, Volgafilm for CIS, Krisco Media for the Middle East and India, and Medyavizyon for Turkey. DeAPlaneta, which is showing footage during the EFM and plans to screen the film at the Cannes

Marché, will release in Spain in June. Fernandez’s comedy follows Pancho, a Jack Russell terrier who encounters unexpected dangers after winning the lottery. Also on DeAPlaneta’s slate is horror Viral, which sold pre-market to Eurofilms for Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.








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berlin briefs IFT sells out Exists International Film Trust (IFT) has sold out Eduard Sanchez’s horror Exists. eOne has signed a multiterritory deal for Germany, France, Benelux, Scandinavia and South Africa. IFT licensed UK rights to eOne at the AFM.

Content gets Redirected Content has introduced EFM buyers to Emilis Velyvis’s all-time Lithuanian box-office smash Redirected starring Vinnie Jones. The UK-Lithuania action comedy centres on the misadventures of four robbers making their way home from eastern Europe.

TrustNordisk takes orders TrustNordisk has recorded sales for Hans Petter Moland’s actioncomedy In Order Of Disappearance. New deals include France and Andorra (Chrysalis Films), Benelux (Wild Bunch), Turkey and Cyprus (Umut Sanat Filmcilik), Hungary (Vertigo), Poland (M2 Films), Romania (Independenta Film ’97) and Estonia (Estinfilm). » Full stories on

Suspect runs for Showbox By Jean Noh

South Korea’s Showbox/Mediaplex has sealed a raft of deals on Won Shin-yun’s action thriller The Suspect and action comedy The Huntresses. Spy thriller The Suspect, starring Gong Yoo (Silenced), which has its market premiere here today, has sold to German-speaking Europe (Splendid Film), Japan (Twin), Hong Kong (Deltamac HK), Taiwan (AV-Jet) and India and the Middle East (Krisco Media).

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WellGo USA previously acquired the film for North America. Period feature The Huntresses, starring Ha Ji-won (Haeundae) has sold to Japan (Twin), Taiwan (AV-Jet), Indonesia (PT Prima),

Spotlight shines on Woodstock by Jeremy Kay

Spotlight Pictures has picked up international sales rights at the EFM on Sunrise Pictures’ There’s Always Woodstock. Rita Merson’s rom-com centres on a young woman looking for answers in life and ends up finding true love. Allison Miller, James Wolk, Katey Sagal, Ryan Guzman, Brittany Snow, Rumer Willis and Jason Ritter star.


Written by Gregory Burke and directed by Yann Demange, ‘71 will receive its European Premiere at Berlinale. Market Screenings will take place at 9.30am Saturday 8 Feb in Cinestar 2, and 9am Sunday 9 Feb, in Cineplax IMAX. If you want to know more about how we can help you make your Film in Scotland come meet us at the UK Film Stand UK Film Stand 39 EFM/Martin Gropius Bau Niederkirchner Str 7 10785 Berlin E T +44 (0) 141 302 1723/35 Photo: Jack O’Connell in ‘71

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Spotlight Pictures CEO Matthew McCombs said: “Working with lead producer and Sunrise Pictures CEO Peter Schafer has been a fantastic experience. They have crafted a beautiful, charming film.” Carlos Rincon, Spotlight director of acquisitions, brokered the deal with Joe Dain, executive in charge of production at Sunrise Pictures.

Vietnam (Soundspace International), India and the Middle East (Krisco Media) and Mongolia (Taewang). Here at the EFM, Showbox is also selling corrupt cop thriller A Hard Day starring Lee Sun-kyun and Cho Jin-woong; Jo Bum-gu’s underground gambling action thriller The Divine Move starring Jung Woo-sung and Ahn Sung-ki; and Yoon Jong-bin’s Kundo: Age Of The Rampant, starring Ha Jung-woo and Gang Dong-won.

Visit books 52 Visit Films has closed its first wave of deals on Sophie Hyde’s 52 Tuesdays, licensing US rights to Kino Lorber ahead of the European premiere here tonight. Ryan Kampe has closed deals with Switzerland (Praesens) and Hong Kong (Edko) on the story of a teenager whose mother plans to undergo gender reassignment. Jeremy Kay

Weydemanns, Harper reteam By Martin Blaney

Weydemann Brothers is planning to reunite with director Damian John Harper, whose debut Los Angeles receives its world premiere here in Forum today. Producers Jakob and Jonas Weydemann collaborated with US director Harper on Mexican gang drama Los Angeles. Their next project together will be In The Middle Of The River (working title), which is again being developed in close collaboration with ZDF’s Das Kleine Fernsehspiel unit. US-born Harper has set the family drama in a Native American reservation in Arizona. Principal photography is set to begin in winter 2014-15. In addition, Weydemann is planning debut features with German directors Paul Florian Müller and Philipp Döring. Müller’s comedy Sex & Crime is set to shoot in NRW and Berlin in autumn 2014, while Döring’s ensemble film Das Kleine Paradies is set to shoot in summer 2015.

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Shoreline clocks in with Infinite Man by Jeremy Kay

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Shoreline Entertainment has bulked up its EFM slate with Australian selection The Infinite Man, set to receive its world premiere at SXSW next month. Hugh Sullivan’s feature directorial debut is a timetravel rom-com about a man whose attempts to construct the perfect romantic weekend backfire when he traps his lover in an eternal loop.

Josh McConville, Hannah Marshall and Alex Dimitriades star. Kate Croser and Sandy Cameron of Australia’s Hedone Productions produced the SXSW Visions selection. The film is produced in association with Bonsai Films, with investment from South Australia Film Corporation through its FilmLab funding initiative. Development assistance

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf has started pre-shooting in Tbilisi, Georgia, on The President, his first fiction feature in five years. It tells the story of a dictator and his grandson who get to know ordinary people following a coup d’etat. Partners on the film are Film & Music Entertainment (F&ME), Bac Films, 20 Steps Productions, and Brümmer & Herzog. Bac handles international sales and will distribute in France. Wendy Mitchell

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comes from Screen Australia. Shoreline EVP Sam Eigen and director of acquisitions Melody Djavadi negotiated the deal with Croser and executive producer Jonathan Page, currently riding high on Sundance hit The Babadook. Eigen said: “[The Infinite Man is] the perfect example of a smart and original film that has terrific global appeal.”

AMBI unveils Sights Of Death by Melanie Goodfellow

Fledgling production and film finance group AMBI Pictures is making its EFM debut with upcoming sci-fi film Sights Of Death starring Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen. The production, directed by Alessandro Capone, has

just wrapped in Rome. Set in 2047, the film pits Baldwin and Glover as rebels against Hauer, Anderson and Madsen, who play the unscrupulous military personnel of a tyrannical central confederate government. Rome-based AMBI was founded in September 2013 by Italian-Canadian producer Andrea Iervolino and

Monika Bacardi with the aim of making three to four films a year. Other upcoming productions include Devil May Care and In Limbo, both to be directed by Gabriela Tagliavini (Ladies’ Night), and Marco Risi’s low-budget Tre Tocchi, which is in post-production. AMBI is handling international sales on its films.

EFP’s SHOOTING stars 2014 Miriam Karlkvist (IT) South is nothing Who would be your dream director to work with? Paolo Sorrentino. He has a complete look in his movies. It’s amazing how you can see the past and the future of all the characters while they’re living their present day. I’m sure that I’ll want to try out for all kinds of movies, out of Italy too. What advice would you give to aspiring young actors? As actors we have to love our characters, be determined and never stop trying. What are you working on next?

I recently started a two-year acting course in Rome at Gian Maria Volonté School of Cinematic Arts.

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Hurd-Wood finds Origin BY GEOFFREY MACNAB

Rising UK actress Rachel HurdWood (Peter Pan) is to star in Second Origin, the new film that late Spanish director Bigas Luna was originally slated to direct. Here at the EFM, Manifest Film Sales has announced the imminent start of production on the project. Luna, who died in April 2013 during pre-production, is still billed as co-director. His friend, co-writer and director Carles Porta is now taking the helm.

A sci-fi romance that is set in a post-apocalyptic world, Second Origin follows two young people struggling to survive among the ruins. Based on the bestselling Catalan novel Mecanoscrit Del Segon Origen by Manuel de Pedrolo, the film is a Spain-UK co-production, produced by Oscar Rodriguez of Antartida Produccions and Christine Alderson of Ipso Facto Films. Shooting will begin on February 17 in Lleida and Barcelona.


Sarah Gadon (as Countess Ebba Sparre) and Malin Buska (Queen Kristina) appear in the first image from Mika Kaurismaki’s The Girl King. The film will start shooting in Turku, Finland, on Tuesday, before moving to Sweden and Germany. The Yellow Affair handles international sales. Distributors already on board are Equinoxe of Canada, SF Svensk for the Nordic territories and NFP for Germany. The story of Sweden’s 17th-century Queen Kristina is written by Michel Marc Bouchard (Tom At The Farm). Wendy Mitchell

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What inspired you to become an actor? I saw Good Will Hunting a couple of years after it came out, and I was so moved by it that I knew I wanted to be an actor. It just felt like something I had never experienced before. Who would be your dream director to work with?

I’m a big fan of Martin Scorsese’s work. He seems like someone who loves actors, is fun to be around and has a great heart for telling stories. What are you working on next? Jim Taihuttu’s Ratu Adil. This will be my third film with Jim after Rabat and Wolf. We will hopefully start shooting in 2015.

BERLIN BRIEFS Panzer 88 rolls into Asia Carnaby has inked pre-sales on Gary Kurtz-produced supernatural action film Panzer 88 with Bobby Jones of IPA Asia for Thailand and Vietnam. Monolith has Poland, Blitz Film has former Yugoslavia, J&J Media has Korea, and Gulf Film has the Middle East.

Open Road rocks Kasbah Open Road Films has acquired all US rights from QED International to Barry Levinson’s comedy, Rock The Kasbah, starring Bill Murray.


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’71 Reviewed by Mark Adams A tense and exciting action drama about a young British soldier stranded on the mean streets of Belfast in Northern Ireland in the early years of The Troubles, the impressively mounted ’71 is a remarkably assured feature debut for Yann Demange. While politics lie at the heart of the film, its story does not aim to tackle the deeply thorny issue of the sectarian divide — instead it focuses on the horrors of a teen soldier caught up in a situation he can barely understand. Screening in Competition here, the film balances intense and often thrilling action with intriguingly developed and complex supporting characters. The young lead soldier may be something of an innocent abroad, but those he comes into contact with are caught up in the dark complexities of the two violent sides of the conflict. The film is also a great calling card for the talents of France-born, UK-based director Demange (Channel 4 series Top Boy), who has crafted a film that juggles dramatic sensibilities with well-staged moments of full-on action. In England in 1971, new recruit Gary Hook (O’Connell) and his fellow squaddies expect to be posted to Germany, but find themselves sent to Northern Ireland — “because of the deteriorating security situation in Belfast”. The young recruits are thrust straight into action when they have to escort the brutal Royal Ulster Constabulary in a house search in the Catholic community.

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Competition UK. 2014. 99mins Director Yann Demange Production companies Crab Apple Films, Warp Films, Film4, Screen Yorkshire, BFI, Creative Scotland International sales Protagonist, www. Producers Robin Gutch, Angus Lamont Executive producers Sam Lavender, Tessa Ross, Dan Macrae, Danny Perkins, Hugo Heppell, Mark Herbert, Lizzie Francke, Leslie Finlay Screenplay Gregory Burke Cinematography Tat Radcliffe Editor Chris Wyatt Production designer Chris Oddy Main cast Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, Richard Dormer, Sean Harris, Barry Keoghan, Martin McCann, Charlie Murphy, Sam Reid, Killian Scott, David Wilmot, Jack Lowden, Babou Ceesay, Corey McKinley

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The city is divided between Protestant Loyalist areas (defined as “friendly” by the officers) and the Catholic Nationalist areas (“hostile”), with the latter also torn apart by a feud between the official IRA and the younger, more radical and violent Provisional IRA. When the soldiers find themselves under attack by an angry crowd, Hook and his comrade Thommo (Lowden) are separated from the squad, and to his horror Hook sees his friend shot point-blank by two men. Before he is also targeted, Hook manages to run off in the confusion and is chased through a maze of narrow back-alleys and rat-runs (in a gripping and thrilling sequence similar to the chase scene in Point Break), finally managing to take refuge in an outhouse. Under cover of darkness Hook steals a jumper to cover his uniform and tries to find his way through the city streets, dodging running battles between

Protestant and Catholic youth, and eventually being ‘rescued’ by a loyalist boy named Billy (McKinley) — whose accent is so thick it actually may need to be subtitled — who takes him to a loyalist pub. But things go from bad to worse as the pub is devastated by a bomb blast. Seriously wounded he is helped by a father and daughter — Eamon (Dormer) and Brigid (Murphy). He is carried back to their flat in a Catholic estate, the same area the soldiers were warned not to enter during their first briefing. With both the army and Provisional IRA gunmen hunting for him, the scene is set for a final showdown as the young soldier witnesses the brutal deviousness of the conflict as bodies fall and duplicitous pacts are made. The dangerous complexities of The Troubles in Northern Ireland during that period are viewed with uncomprehending eyes by the young soldier, with Jack O’Connell impressive in a role that calls for him to be naive and disbelieving about the horrors around him. The film is at its tense, visceral best as a terrified, injured and confused Hook has to find his way through the warren of streets, with Demange filming the sequences with a great sense of pace and excitement. ’71 is beautifully shot by Tat Radcliffe and benefits from wonderful production design and costumes. A book-end device of Hook and his young brother is there to reinforce the emotional value but in truth adds little to the film, with its rather low-key ending actually detracting from the intensity that has gone before.

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Reviewed by Mark Adams A powerfully unnerving and gently harrowing story of a young boy burdened by too many responsibilities and forced to grow up way too young, Edward Berger’s impressively staged Jack is given additional pathos thanks to a quite mesmerising performance by young Ivo Pietzcker. The film, which screened here in Competition, demands attention thanks to its stark and unsentimental story, and while a non-star cast will make it a tough sell internationally, it will be an easy fit into other film festivals — especially youth-oriented ones — and a Berlin award might also help sales. But Jack is a thoroughly watchable film that never resorts to overly dramatic moments, instead favouring a steady and thoughtful story that is respectful to the children’s journey. Although he is just 10 years old, Jack (Pietzcker) takes full responsibility for himself and his little brother, Manuel (Arms), assuming the ‘man of the house’ mantle with his flighty but loving mother Sanna (Heyer) at work during the day and often out at night. When she brings a lover home, Jack is intolerant of the intervention of a new ‘man’ in their flat, and while she adores her children she is clearly too young and unfocused to look after them properly. When Manuel scalds himself in a boiling-hot bath, Jack is blamed for the incident and social services send him to a children’s home. While he enjoys the order and compassion there, he misses his mother and brother desperately, and is upset when she fails to pick him up for time together. After an incident with brutish older boy Danilo (Arnolds), Jack runs away, managing to find his way through Berlin to his family flat. After finding no sign of his mother, he manages to get Manuel from the flat where he has been deposited and the pair roam the streets searching the places where they think Sanna may be, and sleep rough in parks and in an underground car park. They come across some adults who are helpful and others who are brutal, but rather inspirationally Jack is always ordered, resourceful and confident in terms of looking after them both. Berger and co-writer Nele Mueller-Stöfen — who also plays a key role as head of the children’s home — have crafted a sensitive, compassionate and engagingly unsentimental portrait of two boys and their rather brutal plight. Their journey through an unforgiving city takes them into some dreary and unpleasant areas (a throbbing party in a grungy drugridden flat, a battered car where they sleep in the car park and a concert auditorium where they think Sanna may be working), but the story never really places them in peril. Instead, their journey is made oddly tender and even poetic at times — there are almost pastoral moments as Jack wanders through woods — as they search resolutely for their mother.

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Ger. 2014. 103mins Director Edward Berger Production company Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion International sales Beta Film, Producers Jan Krüger, René Romert Co-producers Andreas Eicher, Helge Neubronner, Frank Evers, Sebastian Zembol, Dietmar Güntsche, Wolfgang Behr, Martin Hagemann Screenplay Edward Berger, Nele MuellerStöfen Cinematography Jens Harant Production designer Christiane Rothe Music Christoph M Kaiser, Julian Maas Main cast Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Nele Mueller-Stöfen, Antony Arnolds, Vincent Redetzki, Jodine Johne

No stranger to mystificatory game-playing, France’s most controversial novelist will get them stroking their chins on the Left Bank — and with luck, far beyond that — with his starring self-portrait in The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq (L’Enlevement De Michel Houellebecq), a wry, relaxed, extremely entertaining footnote to recent Gallic literary gossip. Houellebecq gamely plays himself — or a fictional version thereof — in a film inspired by the novelist’s still unexplained real-life disappearance in 2010; this comedy imagines what might have happened over those few days. The no-frills low-budgeter from versatile writer-director Guillaume Nicloux — whose CV ranges from mainstream hit Le Poulpe to severe literary adaptation The Nun — gives Houellebecq free range to send himself up in a film that has elements of mock-doc and traces of the French autobiographical-novel genre known as ‘autofiction’. Most of all, though, the film plays like a Gallic answer to Curb Your Enthusiasm, with Houellebecq as a literary Larry David. Highbrow distributors and festivals will take a shine to this cheerfully sour pleasure. Houellebecq, who for years has cannily promoted his image as a misanthrope, has become a megastar on the strength of novels such as Whatever, The Elementary Particles (both adapted for the screen) and his recent The Map And The Territory, in which he imagined his own murder. Formally adventurous, outspoken and self-confessedly intolerant about everything from sexual politics to race and religion, Houellebecq revels in his role as a cerebral shock jock. He is so controversial, indeed, that it was seriously mooted during his disappearance that he may have been abducted by Al-Qaeda. In this film, the answer is simpler. We first see Houellebecq — shambling, dishevelled and gnomelike — sitting in his Paris flat discussing kitchen decoration, then joining a piano-playing friend. Just when the film appears to be going nowhere, three menacing types — exLagerfeld bodyguard Luc (Schwarz), athletic Mathieu (Nicourt) and ringleader Maxime (Lefrancois) — burst into the writer’s flat and carry him off locked in a box, the kidnapping being at the behest of an unknown client. They fully expect the Goncourt Prize winner to fetch a handsome ransom, even though he assures them no-one will pay out, least of all French president Francois Hollande. Once we get to the hideout, the film settles into a laidback, spiky and seemingly improvised mode, with an excellent cast rising to the absurdities of the occasion. Houellebecq makes a surprisingly likeable play on his image as a shrivelled equal-opportunities hater, sometimes making outrageous political pronouncements, such as calling for civil war in Belgium.

forum Fr. 2013. 92mins Director/screenplay Guillaume Nicloux Production companies Les Films du Worso, Chic Films, Arte France International sales Le Pacte, Producers Sylvie Pialat, Marco Cherqui Screenplay Guillaume Nicloux Cinematography Christophe Offenstein Editor Guy Lecorne Main cast Michel Houellebecq, Luc Schwarz, Mathieu Nicourt, Maxime Lefrancois, Maria Bourjala


Butter On The Latch Reviewed by Jonathan Romney Like her follow-up feature Thou Wast Mild And Lovely (also featured in the Berlinale Forum section, see below), Josephine Decker’s first fiction outing, Butter On The Latch, could loosely be categorised as arthouse meta-horror in an elegantly lo-fi indie vein. It is an intriguing hybrid, an improvised psychological drama with elements of rural Gothic, social comedy and even documentary — and it is therefore not surprising that the film never quite finds its feet. Its looseness focused considerably by two female leads with commanding and likeable presences, the film nevertheless struggles to find its dramatic shape in its commitment to fragmentation, alienation and at times, wilfully enigmatic oddness. A pre-credits sequence seems designed to throw us from the start, as a woman named Sarah (Small) emerges from a New York performance show and receives a distress call from a friend who is apparently in mortal jeopardy — to which Sarah reacts by having a wild night at a club, herself waking up the next morning in seemingly perilous straits. We join up again with Sarah somewhere in a forest — in Mendocino, California, in fact — where she is meeting her friend, Isolde (Chae-Lawrence). They have come for, of all things, a Balkan folk festival, where among the tambourine workshops and Bulgarian choir singing, Isolde hopes to get over a broken relationship. The film finds an even keel for a while with some relaxed intimate talk

forum US. 2013. 72mins Director/screenplay Josephine Decker Production company Third Room Productions International sales Paradigm Agency, moliver@paradigmagency. com Producers Josephine Decker, Laura Heberton Cinematography Ashley Connor Production designer CJ Dockery Editor Josephine Decker Main cast Sarah Small, Isolde Chae-Lawrence, Charlie Hewson

between the two women — all the dialogue is improvised — whose ease with each other is palpable and very affecting. But Decker’s love of fractured editing sends the film into disorienting terrain: after a drunken night lost in the woods, the two women become mysteriously estranged, and while Sarah hits it off with hunky young banjo player Steph (Hewson), some kind of Old World spirit seems to be taking its effect on Isolde. What’s apparently at work here is a drama about two urban women attempting to escape from city tensions into a fantasy of a romantic rural Other — only to get entangled both with their own psyches and (possibly) with something

darker. That something is evoked, knowingly and playfully, by the film as a kind of Blair Witch woodland weirdness, equated with some eerie vision of female potency (shades of von Trier’s Antichrist). Meanwhile, the overall strangeness is intriguingly situated against a vividly unlikely backdrop — a real-life Mendocino folk fest, complete with its population of folksy and arts-and-craft patrons. The film is notable for its singularity rather than, finally, its capacity to touch a nerve, but director-writer-editor Decker and cinematographer Ashley Connor at least establish a restlessly impressionistic style that bodes well for future collaborations — and that has already evolved persuasively in their second film.

taunts, while unworldly, possibly disturbed Sarah seems determined to get him hot under the collar. Much of the oblique storytelling is done by elegantly impressionistic camerawork, with plenty of disorienting hand-held, and images gliding alluringly in and out of focus, sometimes settling sharply on foliage or spiderwebs. Perhaps there really is something nasty going on around the farm — yet intimations of generic horror are eclipsed by the more tangible atmosphere of sexual tension and impending violence when Akin’s wife, Drew (Slaysman), drops in for a visit. Things sometimes verge (knowingly, it seems) on near-parody — Sarah’s weirdo waif and the scowling Jeremiah are types hardly unknown

either in US film or fiction (Decker thanks John Steinbeck in her end credits, but William Faulkner seems another obvious reference point). And there is one moment when Decker seems all too willing to pull us abruptly out of the fiction by throwing in a series of incongruously jokey inter­ titles: “That morning… Earlier that morning.” By the end, Decker has tightened the screws considerably, but with less payoff than you would hope — leaving the impression of ingenious meta-Americana rather than a properly cogent piece. But, what with its characterful acting and potently nerve-jangling string score, the film delivers an intriguing slant on ruralperil convention, even if it never completely remaps the old weird territory.

Thou Wast Mild And Lovely Reviewed by Jonathan Romney Of two films by US independent newcomer Josephine Decker to play in this year’s Berlinale Forum, her second feature, Thou Wast Mild And Lovely, is the more conventional — and by far the more alluring of the pair. In this film and its predecessor, Butter On The Latch, sometime documentarist Decker and her collaborators, notably cinematographer Ashley Connor, have developed a distinctive signature. But it is in Mild And Lovely that the stylistics gel properly into an intriguing slant on psychological chiller tropes. This story of a very bad rural summer plays with elements of both art cinema and horror, but comes across most strongly as an unsettling character piece. Distribution prospects are moderate, but the film will benefit from placing one foot in the realm of Malick-esque artsy delicacy, the other in American Gothic genre territory. The setting is a remote farm where a childlike young woman, Sarah (Traub), lives with grizzled, gruff-voiced Jeremiah (Longstreet), apparently her dad: clues to the strangeness of things round about these parts comes from the eerily poetic voiceover that Sarah delivers intermittently throughout the film, concerning her obsessively invoked lover. That lover — or perhaps just the latest candidate for the role — turns up in the form of Akin (indefatigable indie regular Joe Swanberg), a married man who has signed on as a handyman about the place. But the job won’t be easy: Jeremiah plies him with

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forum US. 2014. 79mins Director Josephine Decker Production company Third Room Productions International sales New Europe Film Sales, www. Producers Laura Klein, Laura Heberton, Lavallette Interests, Russell Sheaffer Screenplay Josephine Decker, David Barker Cinematography Ashley Connor Production designer Sarah O’Brien Editors Josephine Decker, David Barker, Steven Schardt Music Molly Herron Main cast Joe Swanberg, Sophie Traub, Robert Longstreet, Kristin Slaysman










Los Angeles Reviewed by Demetrios Matheou

Nuoc 2030 Reviewed by David D’Arcy In Nuoc 2030, the imminent inundation of Vietnam is the underpinning of a science-fiction drama. Logistically ambitious, sometimes elegant, it reminds you that good intentions and impending cataclysms don’t always make a stirring movie. Nghiem-Minh Nguyen Vo’s soggy tale, which he describes as the first science-fiction movie made in Vietnam, is short on science and long on tortured romance. A novelty, given the director’s background as an engineer and physicist, it should sail through the art-oriented festival circuit, but it never finds a drama as urgent as the environmental crisis at its core. If its radiant lead, Quynh Hoa, has an international career, Nuoc 2030 could have a shelf life. If not, it will join the long list of forgotten disaster films. In Nuoc 2030, the water level has overtaken much of southern Vietnam, where the remaining locals fish for dwindling marine life, and vegetables are consumed like drugs. Sao (Quynh Hoa) struggles with companion Thi (Thach Kim Long) as they abandon their stilt house on a vast bay rimmed by distant high-rises. Thi takes a job with the new industry of floating farms that grow toxic crops, and turns up dead. As we flash back to Sao’s earlier life, Thi’s killing and the eroding environment come into focus. Quynh Hoa gives her character a stoicism befitting years at the mercy of men and the elements while Thi is a gaunt, weathered man worn down by destiny. All the cast is at the mercy of the flat script, which leaves them unmoored. Yet that shortcoming gives the film a special credibility. Not dependent on a sudden calamity like a hurricane or tsunami, which engulfed seaside communities overnight, the hardship of Nuoc 2030 operates according to climate-change predictions.

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forum Viet. 2014. 98mins Director/screenplay Nghiem-Minh Nguyen Vo Production companies Saigon Media, Green Snapper Productions, Alfred P Sloan Foundation International sales Premium Films, www. Producers Nghiem-Minh Nguyen Vo, Bao Nguyen Executive producers Dang Tam Chanh, Nguyen The Thanh Cinematography Bao Nguyen Production designer Truong Trung Dao Music Inouk Desmers Main cast Quynh Hoa, Quy Binh, Thach Kim Long, Hoang Phi, Hoang Tran Minh Duc

There are precedents for a North American director immersing himself in the migrant experience from a perspective south of the border — notably Joshua Marston’s Maria Full Of Grace and Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre — and Damian John Harper takes the attempt at cultural empathy a step further, by forming his cast entirely of the inhabitants of a Mexican hamlet. But what he gains in authenticity, he loses in dramatic impact, and Los Angeles is an unlikely prospect for even those arthouse distributors traditionally tempted by the milieu. Harper’s first feature starts auspiciously, though, with the sound of dogs barking, frantic running and a voice counting out vicious punches. As the film fades into dusk, the victim is dragged to his feet, spitting blood. This is Mateo (Bautista Matias), a teenager who is being initiated into a gang. In this impoverished Zapotec community in rural Oaxaca, work across the border is seen as a lifeline. Mateo and his family are scraping together money to send him illegally to Los Angeles. Mateo believes membership of a local outfit will pave the way to getting “down with the hood” in Los Angeles. He is making progress. Robbing a church earns the respect of the loathsome gang leader, Daniel. But when he refuses to kill a rival gang member, it is back to square one, with his own life in danger. But when non-actors do not click naturally with the camera, they have no technique to make it happen. And that is the case with Mateo, a good-looking lad who does not spark as the luckless hero, leaving a hole at the heart of the film. In his own way, Harper also fails to engage, his constant use of a shallow depth of field withholding a visual account of the community he is attempting to depict. It is an exhausting affectation that leaves one feeling short-changed.

forum Mex-Ger. 2014. 97mins Director/screenplay Damian John Harper Production companies Weydemann Bros, Cine Plus, ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel International sales Picture Tree International, Producers Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D Weydemann Cinematography Friede Clausz Editor Lorna Hoefler Steffen Production designer Adan Hernandez Music Gregor Bonse Main cast Mateo Bautista Matias, Marcos Rodriguez Ruiz, Lidia Garcia, Daniel Bautista

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Black Coal, Thin Ice

Breaking the Ice Boneyard Entertainment China has teamed with Omnijoi Media and China Film to bring their debut joint project to Berlin: Black Coal, Thin Ice. Liz Shackleton reports et to receive its world premiere in Competition in Berlin on Wednesday, Chinese director Diao Yinan’s Black Coal, Thin Ice is co-produced by Jiangsu-based Omnijoi Media Corp, China Film and Boneyard Entertainment China (BEC), the Hong Kong subsidiary of Daniel J Victor’s New York-based Boneyard Entertainment. Victor established BEC in 2010 to work with Omnijoi on a slate of Chinese films. Black Coal, Thin Ice, their first collaboration, tells the story of a former detective (Liao Fan) investigating a series of murders, who falls in love with a woman (Gwei Lun Mei) who is linked to all the victims. Vivian Qu and Wan Juan produced with Shen Yang and Zhang Dajun as co-producers. In the US, Victor has been involved in financing and producing independent films such as Hal Hartley’s Henry Fool, Billy Bob Thornton’s Sling Blade and Greenfingers, starring Helen Mirren and Clive Owen.

be, but we did know that we were in this for the long haul. This was never about a single film; it was about building a long-term relationship focused on making excellent films. We have our second film going into pre-production in May, and a third slated for the end of 2014.


How did you meet Jiangsu Omnijoi and can you explain what you plan to do together? Daniel J Victor Boneyard Entertainment was introduced to Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation and Jiangsu Omnijoi through a series of longstanding relationships with people here in the US who have been doing business in China for 25 years. From the time BEC entered into a framework agreement with Jiangsu Omnijoi back in March 2010, our mutual goal has always been to build a long-term partnership to develop, finance and produce movies in China. When we signed our agreement, we didn’t know what the first project would

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‘Black Coal, Thin Ice feels like a modern take on a noir film — it has the same cynicism, weight of life and even smouldering, hidden sexuality’ Daniel J Victor, Boneyard Entertainment

Would you describe Black Coal, Thin Ice as a genre film? DJV Personally, I think Black Coal, Thin Ice is definitely a genre film. One of the things I loved about Diao’s script is that it feels to me like a modern take on a noir film from the ’40s and ’50s. I think it has some of the same cynicism, the weight of life and even smouldering, hidden sexuality. It felt like a story that, set in the US, might have been directed by Samuel Fuller or Elia Kazan. In addition, like many of the noir films, Diao’s script was steeped in specific geography. Obviously, it isn’t in black and white and doesn’t follow every precept of film noir, but that’s the way the script and the movie feel to me. It comes at a time of transition in China, just as film noir did in the US. Were you involved in the development process? And did you give the project a steer on becoming more accessible for international markets? DJV When we went into this, I knew there would be areas where I could offer little in the way of value; and then there were areas where I could play a meaningful role. The development process was the first area where I could really contribute and it was one of the most interesting parts of the early stages of working together for a few reasons. The first was

simply that it was the first time we had really exchanged ideas and had back and forth from a creative perspective. The second was that it was the first time we had faced the two things that took the most acclimation by both BEC and Jiangsu Omnijoi — distance and language. By the time I had gotten a draft of the script, had it translated, read it, thought about it, and was able to express myself in an e-mail, oftentimes a couple of weeks had passed, and whatever the situation may have been when I received the draft, could very well have changed during that time. Diao, Wan Juan, Vivian Qu, Shen Yang and everyone else were all exchanging ideas and solving problems while I was working thousands of miles away. I think this worked even in the face of these obstacles because everyone was open to the exchange of ideas, regardless of whose idea it was. Can you explain a bit more about who is investing in the film and why? DJV BEC has several equity investors who have been on board from the get-go and none of us had an interest in co-financing and co-producing just a single film. Like me, they had a long-term vision for what a BEC/Jiangsu Omnijoi partnership could be. BEC will be doing a second round of financing in 2014 and, in just starting to talk to people, there is tremendous interest in being involved in a company that is in the film business in China, and little interest in putting money into one-off films. The investors are fairly varied, many of whom, but not all, are celebrities in their own right — for example, global stars like Carmelo Anthony and 50 Cent. I’m sure they all had different reasons for being interested in BEC, but I think perhaps there is a fascination with China and the entertainment explosion going on there. And some of them are huge celebrities in China. How will Boneyard recoup on the film? DJV Jiangsu Omnijoi and BEC are both copyright holders and equity partners of, and in, the film along with China Film Group. BEC will recoup pro s rata and pari passu with the other equity holders. n

Swedish Film in Berlin Berlinale Special Gala

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Felix Herngren


Concerning Violence by Göran Hugo Olsson

Generation 14plus

Broken Hill Blues by Sofia Norlin

Generation Kplus

Beyond Beyond by Esben Toft Jacobsen That Boy Emil by Per Åhlin, Alicja Björk, Lasse Persson Kalle Kran by Johan Hagelbäck My Friend Lage by Eva Lindström Out of This World by Viktor Nordenskiöld

Swedish Co-productions

Competition: In Order of Disappearance by Hans Petter Moland [NO / SE] Out of Competition: Nymphomaniac by Lars von Trier [DK / DE / FR / SE / BE ] Berlinale Special: Someone You Love by Pernille Fischer Christensen [DK / SE] Generation Kplus: A Christmoose Story by Lourens Blok [NL / SE / BE] Perspektive Deutsches Kino: Lamento by Jöns Jönsson [DE / SE]

Shooting Star

Edda Magnason

EFM The Anderssons Hit the Road by Hannes Holm Annabell’s Spectacularities by Elisabet Gustafsson Beyond Beyond by Esben Toft Jacobsen JerryMaya’s Detective Agency – von Broms’ Secret by Pontus Klänge & Walter Söderlund Nobody Owns Me by Kjell-Åke Andersson The Quiet Roar by Henrik Hellström Tommy by Tarik Saleh


10 Minutes

Han Gong-ju

A Hard Day

Night Flight

A Dream Of Iron

Hot titles: Korea

Korean films to watch out for include a smash hit about a human-rights lawyer and a pair of documentaries exploring the country’s recent troubled history. By Jean Noh

10 Minutes

A Dream Of Iron

Dir Lee Yong-seung

Dir Kelvin Kyung-kun Park

Making its international premiere here in Forum, 10 Minutes is Lee Yong-seung’s debut feature. The film world premiered in Busan’s New Currents competition, where it picked up the Fipresci prize and an audience award. It tells the story of a young man preparing to pass the tests for his dream job as a television producer. But under pressure to support his family, he is thrown into a dilemma when his boss at the government facility where he works offers him a full-time job. 10 Minutes is the first graduation feature from Dankook University’s Graduate School of Cinematic Content, which was established by Busan founding festival director Kim Dong-ho.

Making its world premiere here in Forum, A Dream Of Iron is a documentary directed by Kelvin Kyungkun Park, whose Cheonggyecheon Medley also previously screened in Forum. An extension of a multimedia project, A Dream Of Iron looks back on South Korea’s modernisation under authoritarian rule in the 1960s through the perspective of steel manufacturing and shipbuilding. The film is also set to screen at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in its Documentary Fortnight showcase this month.

Contact Lotte Entertainment

The Attorney Dir Yang Woo-seok This smash hit, which has clocked up more than 11 million admissions in Korea, is making its market premiere in Berlin. Directed by first-time feature film-maker Yang Woo-seok, The Attorney, based on true events, stars Song Kang-ho as a lawyer in Busan who risks all when he takes up the defence of a group of students falsely accused and tortured by the military dictatorship. Also featuring Kim Young-ae (Confession Of Murder), Kwak Do-won (The Berlin File) and Yim Siwan, a member of K-pop band ZE:A. Contact Finecut

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Han Gong-ju Dir Lee Su-jin Making its market debut here in Berlin, director Lee Su-jin’s debut feature Han Gong-ju recently picked up a Tiger Award at Rotterdam. Seventeen-year-old Han Gong-ju is sent to a school in a different town after being involved in a terrible incident. She tries to start anew while struggling with the trauma. Chun Woo-hee (Mother) stars with Jung In-sun (Memories Of Murder), Lee Young-lan (A Werewolf Boy) and Kim So-young. The film world premiered in Busan where it picked up two prizes. A jury led by Martin Scorsese gave it the top Golden Star award in Marrakech. Contact Finecut The Attorney

Non-fiction Diary

A Hard Day Dir Kim Seung-hoon Currently in post, thriller A Hard Day stars Lee Sunkyun (All About My Wife) and Cho Jin-woong (Hwayi: A Monster Boy) as corrupt cops fighting one another in an all-out war. Directed by Kim Seunghoon (How The Lack Of Love Affects Two Men). Contact Showbox/Mediaplex

Night Flight Dir LeeSong Hee-il Following his other gay-themed films, White Night and No Regret that also screened in Berlin, LeeSong Hee-il’s Night Flight world premieres in Panorama. A film about isolated minorities, it tells the story of three friends who grow apart when they reach high school, a place of betrayals that risks leading them to disaster. Lee Jae-joon and Kwak Si-yang make their feature debuts. Contact Finecut

Non-fiction Diary Dir Jung Yoon-suk Making its international premiere here in Forum, Jung Yoon-suk’s Non-fiction Diary won the best documentary award at Busan. The film starts with Korea’s Jijonpa mass murder case, which gripped the nation in the early 1990s, and looks at Korean society through several news items — including the collapse of the Sampoong department store — as the country was emerging from authoritarian regimes. Contact M-line Distribution

Roaring Currents Dir Kim Han-min Now in post, Roaring Currents stars Choi Min-sik (Oldboy) and Ryu Seung-yong (Miracle In Cell No.7). The 16th century naval action drama is based on Korea’s military triumph by legendary strategist Admiral Yi Sun-shin, fighting Japan’s invading force that was more than 10 times the size of his own. s Contact CJ Entertainment ■





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CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE by Wim Wenders, Michael Galwogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Ainouz






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Swedish project Gentlemen built extensive sets in Lithuania

Lithuania joins the world stage With the launch of a new film production incentive, Lithuania is aiming to build on its reputation as a capable, low-cost destination for foreign shoots Kvietkauskas points to Lithuania’s already solid film-making base. “Even without this tax incentive, every year we have quite a number of international companies coming to shoot in Lithuania,” he says. “For example we had several shoots last year when productions from Sweden, Italy, the UK and Germany were done in Lithuania. This is a good starting point.” Recent shoots include an ambitious Swedish project produced by B-Reel and sold by Wild

‘The general feeling about the film industry in Lithuania is very positive’ Rolandas Kvietkauskas, Lithuanian Film Centre

Rules of attraction: Lithuania’s film incentive ■ Offers a maximum of 20% reduction in

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projects. ■ Valid for feature films, TV films, documentaries

and animated films. ■ Projects need to pass a cultural test. ■ The incentive is applicable only to the

Lithuanian spend. ■ At least 80% of production costs for the film

or a part of the film that is intended to be filmed in Lithuania have to be spent in Lithuania. ■ Up to 20% can be spent elsewhere, including outside the European Union. ■ There is no cap on the amount of budget but projects need to spend a minimum of $59,000 (ltl150,000; €43,440) in Lithuania.

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hen the Lithuanian parliament voted last year to introduce a new film incentive, the territory’s production sector was given real cause for optimism. Even prior to the incentive Lithuania was hosting international shoots, while local projects have attracted private investment and foreign coproducers. Now, with the new incentive in place after receiving European Commission state aid approval, the stage is set for the Baltic territory to build on this promising base. Lithuania already offers low costs, production expertise and locations that span the coast, lakes, forests and cities. The new incentive adds to the mix a reduction of up to 20% of qualifying Lithuanian spend (see box, right). As the incentive is structured as a tax shelter, foreign projects need to bring a local producer on board who will be responsible for raising 20% of the Lithuanian spend from local investors seeking to lessen their tax liability. Rolandas Kvietkauskas, director of the Lithuanian Film Centre, says investor interest in the local film sector has been growing. “There is certain enthusiasm in the film sector because we get more national productions and they are more interesting and they get more and more audiences,” he explains. “So it means the general feeling about the film industry in Lithuania is very positive.” The Lithuanian Film Centre administers the new incentive, including its cultural test, and also offers funding for local productions.

Bunch that combines a feature film called Gentlemen and a six-hour television series called Gentlemen & Gangsters. The project is set in Sweden in the 1970s, and after looking at territories such as Hungary and the Czech Republic, Gentlemen opted to shoot in Lithuania because “we felt both the costs and the passion for the project were extremely good”, says Fredrik Heinig, producer and founding partner of B-Reel. Gentlemen shot in Lithuania for 43 days last year — prior to the introduction of the incentive — and used an old Soviet sports arena to build sets, as well as shooting on location for a week. “It takes place in one of the main streets in Sweden and we actually built one-and-a-half blocks of that outside, as it looked in the 1970s,” Heinig explains. “We built a massive apartment as well.” Heinig estimates the construction costs of the sets were 40% cheaper in Lithuania than in Sweden. “If you’re going to do heavy set construction as we did, it was so much cheaper to build,” he says. The production brought about 25% of its crew from Sweden and hired the remainder from Lithuania. With a total shoot of 121 days, Gentlemen also shot in Stockholm, Denmark and Paris. Kvietkauskas says that Lithuanian crews are strong in technical departments, such as photography, lighting, sound and construction, and that producers are skilled at servicing foreign shoots and working with foreign partners (of the seven features the Lithuanian Film Centre backed in 2013, three were co-productions — with France, Finland and Latvia). B-Reel worked with local company Dansu on Gentlemen and Heinig says: “We really felt they understood what we were trying to do with the project.” Lithuania’s international offer is also boosted by a range of locations, including cities that can double for other places. Gentlemen, for example, shot sequences set in 1960s Berlin in bars and streets in Vilnius. One missing piece of the puzzle is a major studio facility, with productions currently utilising former industrial buildings — although Kvietkauskas says plans to build a studio are in the works. In the meantime, Lithuania is ready for the world stage. Kvietkauskas says: “Before this tax incentive we had a lot to prove the quality of Lithuania. Now we have put this on the table, we s also have the economic argument.” n

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HAUS DER BERLINER FESTSPIELE Schaperstrasse 24 10719 Berlin

HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 10557 Berlin

CineStar Cubix Festival & Press 08:30 Beloved Sisters

(Germany, Austria) 170mins. Dir: Dominik Graf. Cast: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius.


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Land Of Storms

(Hungary, Germany) 105mins. Dir: Hungary, Germany. Cast: Andras Suto, Adam Varga, Sebastian Urzendowsky. Young Hungarian footballer Szabolcs leaves Germany in the hope of making a simpler life for himself on his grandfather’s farm. But stonemason’s apprentice Aron puts an end to this plan. Panorama Special press CineStar 3

09:30 ’71

(UK) 100mins. Dir: Yann Demange. Cast: Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris. A young English recruit in Northern Ireland finds himself in enemy territory and experiences a night

Passions are running high when in 1788 ambitious poet Friedrich Schiller and two sisters from the impoverished aristocracy fall hopelessly in love. Competition press Berlinale Palast

of uncertainty, fear and desperation. Competition Zoo Palast 1


(Germany) 103mins. Dir: Edward Berger. Cast: Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Vincent Redetzki. Ten-year-old Jack and his little brother Manuel spend days and nights looking for their single mum. A laconic film set in Berlin about the hardships of two children and the rough charm of the city through which they are roaming. Competition Friedrichstadt-Palast

Joy of Man’s Desiring

(Canada) 70mins. Dir: Denis Cote. Cast: Guillaume Tremblay, Emilie Sigouin, Hamidou Savadogo. A piece of absurdist theatre whereby man and machine enter into a strange symbiosis: workers at different factories, their movements governed by the clattering apparatus

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before them, as abstract anecdotes ponder the relationship between man and machine. Forum press CinemaxX 6

describes both his inner struggles and creative crises, provides an insight into the world of haute couture and reflects the spirit of an era.

Two Men In Town

Panorama Special CinemaxX 7

(France, Algeria, US, Belgium) 120mins. Dir: Rachid Bouchareb. Cast: Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn. A convict is released on parole in a small town in Texas, but a sheriff bent on revenge is soon breathing down his neck. Competition Haus der Berliner Festspiele

10:00 Aunt Hilda!

(France, Luxembourg) 89mins. Dir: acquesRemy Girerd, Benoit Chieux. Aunt Hilda lives in a huge glass palace devoted to her plants. A multinational company genetically engineers a wonder plant. But instead of creating a world free from hunger, it threatens catastrophe. This calls for Aunt Hilda’s flower-power. Generation Kplus Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino

Yves Saint Laurent

(France) 110mins. Dir: Jalil Lespert. A sumptuous depiction of the life of this legendary fashion designer that

Summer Outside

(Germany) 92mins. Dir: Friederike Jehn. Cast: Maria Dragus, Nicolette Krebitz, Wolfram Koch. Fourteen-year-old Wanda moves to Switzerland with her family. Everything should get better there. But the new beginning is difficult for everyone. LOLA@Berlinale Zoo Palast 2

10:25 Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?

(France) 89mins. Dir: Michel Gondry. Cast: Noam Chomsky. Michel Gondry unfolds his impressions of conversations with American linguist Noam Chomsky in a pulsating stream of fantasy in handdrawn animation, creating an unforgettably dreamy visualisation of the way we perceive the world through language. Panorama Dokumente press CineStar 3

11:00 40 Days of Silence

(Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Netherlands, Germany, France) 88mins. Dir:

Alexanderplatz Rathausstrasse 1 10778 Berlin




Potsdamer Strasse 4 10785 Berlin

Karl-Marx-Allee 33 10178 Berlin

Niederkirchnerstrasse 7 10963 Berlin

CineStar in the Sony Centre


Potsdamer Strasse 4 10785 Berlin

Karl-Marx-Strasse 131 12043 Berlin – Neukolln



Schonhauser Allee 123 10437 Berlin

Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1 10785 Berlin



Alexanderplatz, Rathausstrasse 1, 10178 Berlin

Rudolf-Breitscheid-Str. 50 14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg

Delphi Filmpalast Kantstrasse 12a 10623 Berlin

TONI & TONINO Antonplatz 1 13086 Berlin

EISZEIT KINO Zeughofstrasse 20 10997 Berlin – Kreuzberg

Zeughauskino Unter den Linden 2 10117 Berlin

EVA LICHTSPIELE Blissestrasse 18 10713 Berlin – Wilmersdorf

ZOO PALAST Hardenbergstrasse 29a 10623 Berlin

FILMKUNST 66 Bleibtreustrasse 12 10623 Berlin

Saodat Ismailova. Cast: Rushana Sadikova, Saodat Rahimova, Farida Olimovava. Bibicha takes refuge in her grandmother’s house to sit out the traditional vow of silence. Moving between the barren landscape outside and the bright

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colours within, the film illuminates the difficult road to self-determination. Forum CineStar 8

At Home

(Greece, Germany) 103mins. Dir: Athanasios Karanikolas. Cast: »


Maria Kallimani, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Alexandros Logothetis. For many years, Nadja has been the housekeeper and nanny for a rich couple on the Peloponnese, almost part of the family. When she falls ill and the economic crisis begins to bite, meticulously concealed class differences rear their head.

Masters Of The Universe

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LOLA@Berlinale Zoo Palast 2

Germany, Pale Mother

Shamans of the Blind Country

(Germany) 88mins. Dir: Marc Bauder. He was one of the topinvestment bankers in Germany. Now he is sitting in an empty bank building in the financial centre and talks. A frightening inside in a megalomaniacal, quasi-religious parallel world.

(Germany) 151mins. Dir: Helma Sanders-Brahms. Cast: Eva Mattes, Ernst Jacobi, Elisabeth Stepanek. The story of a mother who does whatever is necessary to get her young daughter through the Second World War.

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11:30 The Iron Mask

(US) 123mins. Dir: Allan Dwan. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Sr, Leon Bary, Stanley J Sandford. Fast-paced swashbuckling classic.

Einstein and Einstein

(China) 119mins. Dir: Cao Baoping. Cast: Zhang Xueying, Guo Jinglin, Cao Xinyue. Her father and stepmother don’t have time for the wayward Li Wan,

who is fascinated by astrophysics. Her father buys her a dog to placate her. When “Einstein” disappears, Li Wan’s parents’ patchwork of lies falls apart. Generation 14plus Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1

Retrospective CinemaxX 8

12:00 Last Hijack

(Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Belgium) 83mins. Dir: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting. Using a mixture of animation, documentary and dramatised scenes, the film describes how Mohamed became a pirate. Conditions in his native Somalia mean that many fishermen still wind up in the clutches of the pirate recruiters. Panorama Dokumente CineStar 7

Two Men In Town

(France, Algeria, US, Belgium) 120mins. Dir: Rachid Bouchareb. Cast: Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn. Competition Friedrichstadt-Palast

Kohlhaas or the Proportionality of Means

(Germany) 89mins. Dir: Aron Lehmann. Cast: Robert Gwisdek, Jan Messutat, Thorsten

Merten. Deep in the Bavarian countryside Kleist’s historical drama ‘Kohlhaas’ is being shot. Young director Lehman is fighting for his film and he appeals to the imagination of the audience, since all funds have been cancelled. LOLA@Berlinale Zoo Palast 2

12:30 A Christmoose Story

(Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium) 85mins. Dir: Lourens Blok. Cast: Eroen van Koningsbrugge, Jelka van Houten, Derek de Lint. Max can hardly believe it when a moose plunges out of the sky into his barn and begins to speak. Santa has also crashed somewhere. Both of them must get back on their feet as soon as possible – for Christmas will soon be here. Generation Kplus Zoo Palast 1


(Germany) 103mins. Dir:

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Edward Berger. Cast: Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Vincent Redetzki. Competition Haus der Berliner Festspiele

The Monuments Men

(US) 120mins. Dir: George Clooney. Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon. 1944 and 1945. Dressed in US army uniforms, a small platoon of art experts make their way behind enemy lines to save monumental works of art from destruction at the hands of the Nazis. Out of competition press Berlinale Palast

Sunrise – A Song of Two Humans

(US) 95mins. Dir: FW Murnau. Cast: George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor. Melodrama of a marriage, in which a young farmer is spurred on by a big city vamp to stage an accident to kill his wife. Murnau’s most mature and captivating film, which received

the very first Oscar for cinematography. Retrospective Zeughauskino

12:45 Love Is Strange

(US) 98mins. Dir: Ira Sachs. Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei. After 39 years together Ben and George marry – and promptly lose their apartment. The couple counter this loss of their home and their livelihood with a confident lightheartedness and enchant us with their deep bond. Panorama Special CinemaxX 7

13:00 Einstein and Einstein See box, above

My Brother’s Keeper

(Germany) 88mins. Dir: Maximilian Leo. Cast: Sebastian Zimmler, Nadja Bobyleva, Robert Finster. Two very different brothers who are anything but close are nonetheless symbiotically connected by their very differences. When one disappears, the other begins to lose sight of who he is. It’s almost as if a part of him has also left – forever. Perspektive Deutsches Kino Colosseum 1

13:15 A Dream Of Iron

(South Korea) 98mins.

Dir: Kelvin Kyung Kun Park. Plagued by the loss of his girlfriend after she left him to become a shaman, an unnamed narrator writes her a cinematic letter offering alternative forms of divinity: prehistoric whale petroglyphs and the vast industrial halls and shipyards of Hyundai. Forum press CinemaxX 6

13:45 Castanha

(Brazil) 95mins. Dir: Davi Pretto. Cast: Joao Carlos Castanha, Celina Castanha. Reality, performance and fantasy coalesce in the life of 52-year old Joao, a transvestite and actor marked by his extravagant life and hounded by the shadows of his past. Forum CineStar 8

14:00 Amma & Appa

(Germany) 89mins. Dir: Franziska Schonenberger, Jayakrishnan Subramanian. When their children fall in love, two sets of parents, both of whom have been from completely different cultures – Bavaria and southern India – find that their lives connect in surprising ways. Perspektive Deutsches Kino press CinemaxX 5

(Nepal, Germany, US) 223mins. Dir: Michael Oppitz. This epic documentary follows the trail of the magical healing methods and enduring Asiaspanning traditions of shamanism, exploring how it has been preserved in the isolated society of the northern Magar tribe in West Nepal. Forum Delphi Filmpalast

Wolfy, The Incredible Secret

(France) 80mins. Dir: Gregoire Solotareff, Eric Omond. A young wolf, Loulou, and his loyal friend, Tom, a rabbit, find themselves in a place ruled by cruel predators. In their bid to find Loulou’s mother, they escape hungry mouths, pass dangerous tests of courage and discover their true nature. Generation Kplus CinemaxX 3

14:05 That Demon Within

(Hong Kong, China) 112mins. Dir: Dante Lam. Cast: Daniel Wu, Nick Cheung. Policeman Dave saves the life of a stranger, who turns out to be the boss of a brutal street gang. Dave decides to destroy the gang. Panorama Special press CineStar 3

14:15 An Actor’s Revenge

(Japan) 97mins. Dir: Teinosuke Kinugasa. Cast: Chojiro Hayashi. A renowned “onnagata” (actor playing female roles) takes revenge on the »


men who drove his parents to suicide.

Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Retrospective CinemaxX 8

Panorama Dokumente festival and press CineStar 7

14:30 If You Don’t, I Will

The Better Angels

(France) 102mins. Dir: Sophie Fillieres. Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric. Pomme and Pierre are drifting apart. Out walking together one day, Pomme decides to stay behind in the forest, alone.

(US) 94mins. Dir: A J Edwards. Cast: Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling. Abraham Lincoln grew up in a log cabin in the backwoods of Indiana. Visualises three years in the childhood of the US president, whose struggle against slavery made him a legend.

Panorama Special Cubix 9

Finding Vivian Maier

(US) 84mins. Dir: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel. Photographs taken by nanny Vivian Maier (1926-2009) turn out to be outstanding snapshots of ordinary life in America. They would have remained as undiscovered as the artist herself, had John Maloof not acquired her work at an auction. Panorama Dokumente CineStar 7

The Man Of The Crowd

(Brazil) 95mins. Dir: Marcelo Gomes, Cao Guimaraes. Cast: Paulo Andre, Silvia Lourenco. Reticent Juvenal drives a tram. His colleague, Margo, asks him to be a witness at her wedding, but this means that some sort of friendly relationship should first exist between them. Panorama International

Sweet Sixteen

(UK) 106mins. Dir: Ken Loach. Cast: Martin Compston, William Ruane. An absorbing drama about family and the drug trade. A young dealer risks everything in an attempt to create a home for his mother when she’s released from prison. Homage Zeughauskino

15:00 ’71

(UK) 100mins. Dir: Yann Demange. Cast: Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris. Competition Friedrichstadt-Palast

Panorama Special Cubix 9

The Blue Wave

Festival & Press 15:30 Jack and the CuckooClock Heart

(France) 94mins. Dir: Mathias Malzieu, Stephane Berla. When Jack’s heart freezes during his birth, a midwife replaces it with a Melisa Onel. Cast: Mira Furlan, Timucin Esen, Ahmet Rifat Sungar. Before the austere backdrop of the Turkish Black Sea coast, a foreign botanist, a human trafficker and a relationship doomed to failure are the central coordinates of this dark, atmospheric drama. Forum Cubix 7

(Turkey) 89mins. Dir:

Generation Kplus Zoo Palast 1

Lauri Lagle, Jaanika Arum, Laura Peterson. A young man trying to find his way in life: torn between his dream of living for his art and the demands placed on him by everyday life, his goal is to find a state of true weightlessness. Forum press CinemaxX 6

15:30 The Dog

We Come As Friends

(France, Austria) 105mins. Dir: Hubert Sauper. Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Hubert Sauper travels in a self-built airplane to Sudan shortly before partition. Here he meets UN decisionmakers, Chinese crude oil exporters, land mine defusers and local people. Berlinale Special Haus der Berliner Festspiele

15:15 Free Range


cuckoo clock. He daren’t fall in in love because the mechanics will go crazy. But Jack meets a captivating singer and the potential catastrophe that is love runs its course.

(Estonia) 104mins. Dir: Veiko Ounpuu. Cast:

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(US) 101mins. Dir: Frank Keraudren, Allison Berg. Cast: John Wojtowicz, Liz Eden. Who was John Wojtowicz, the man upon whom Al Pacino’s bank robber character in Sidney Lumet’s ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ is based? This documentary follows the man’s extraordinary path from lower-middleclass right-winger to gay activist. Panorama Dokumente Colosseum 1

Jack and the CuckooClock Heart See box, above

15:45 The Police Officer’s Wife

(Germany) 172mins. Dir: Philip Groning. Cast: Alexandra Finder, David Zimmerschied. The young wife does what she can to save the child’s soul, to keep it intact, to help it grow. To teach the child love. But as the violence between husband and wife escalates, this young woman sinks. LOLA@Berlinale Zoo Palast 2

16:00 The Bohemian Life

(Finland, France) 100mins. Dir: Aki Kaurismaki. Cast: Matti Pellonpaa, Andre Wilms. Writer Marcel, painter Rodolfo and composer Schaunard wander in the footsteps of bohemians in Paris of the early 20th century, taking on their improvised lifestyle, sharing financial privation and world-views. Berlinale Special Tribute CinemaxX 9

16:30 10 Minutes

(South Korea) 93mins. Dir: Lee Yong-seung. Cast: Baek Jong-hwan, Kim Jong-gu, Jung Hi-te. The unforgiving world of work: enticed by the prospect of a job offer following his internship, Ho-chan breaks off his studies. Yet when his hopes

are dashed, Ho-chan must grin and bear it, until the humiliation becomes too much to take. Forum festival and press CineStar 8

God Help The Girl

(UK) 111mins. Dir: Stuart Murdoch. Cast: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray. Eve climbs out of the clinic window – and starts singing. Shy guitarist James is captivated by her tender voice. From this moment on the pair live only for music. The film is the directing debut of the lead singer from the band Belle and Sebastian. Generation 14plus CinemaxX 3

That Night’s Wife

(Japan) 65mins. Dir: Yasujiro Ozu. Cast: Tokihiko Okada, Emiko Yakumo. To pay for medical care for his daughter, a young father robs a bank. When a police investigator intrudes into the culprit’s home, the gangster film becomes an intense, intimate piece of theatre. Retrospective CinemaxX 8

17:00 Another World

(US) 87mins. Dir: Rebecca Chaiklin, Fisher Stevens. Intimate portraits of

(Turkey, Germany, Netherlands, Greece) 97mins. Dir: Zeynep Dadak, Merve Kayan. Cast: Ayris Alptekin, Onur Saylak, Baris Hacihan. A group of girls chat about boys, clothes and the latest music. An ominous cloud hangs over their carefree days of youth. But it’s not the end, it’s just a new beginning. Generation 14plus Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?

(France) 89mins. Dir: Michel Gondry. Cast: Noam Chomsky. Panorama Dokumente festival and press International

Looking For Eric

(UK) 116mins. Dir: Ken Loach. Cast: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop. Football star Eric Cantona appears like magic to a depressive postal worker from Manchester, giving the protagonist new courage to deal with personal challenges and even face off against a crime boss. Homage Zeughauskino

17:15 Difret

(Ethiopia) 99mins. Dir: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari. Cast: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere. A committed lawyer defends a girl who faces



Cast: Lee Jae-joon, Kwak Si-yang. Desperate to get close to Gi-ung, Yong-ju begins an emotional duel which makes him the target of bullying schoolmates. Played out in Seoul’s anonymous, deserted spaces, these power struggles reflect a society being eroded by the compulsion to achieve.

the death penalty for having resisted the traditional practice of marriage by abduction and rape. Panorama Special CineStar 3

17:30 Non-Fiction Diary

(South Korea) 93mins. Dir: Jung Yoon-suk. Social and political change in South Korea of the 1990s: a period of economic boom that also saw the arrest of the infamous Jijon clan. Archive material and interviews invite reflection upon how crimes are dealt with and the death sentence employed. Forum press CinemaxX 6

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

(US) 92mins. Dir: Thomas Allen Harris. Cast: Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Hank Willis Thomas. Story of photography through the eyes of African Americans. Panorama Cubix 7

18:00 Baal

(Germany) 85mins. Dir: Volker Schlondorff. Cast: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Sigi Graue, Margarethe von Trotta, Hanna Schygulla. Berlinale Special Cubix 8


(Germany) 103mins. Dir: Edward Berger. Cast: Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Vincent Redetzki. Competition Friedrichstadt-Palast


(US) 96mins. Dir: John Ford. Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine. The tale of a dangerous stagecoach journey through Apache territory. Retrospective CinemaxX 8

18:30 Faust

(Germany) 108mins. Dir:

Panorama CineStar 3

20:00 52 Tuesdays

Festival & Press 19:00 Daughters

(Germany) 92mins. Dir: Maria Speth. Cast: Corinna Kirchhoff, Kathleen Morgeneyer,. Agnes is seeking her daughter with increasing desperation when a FW Murnau. Cast: Gosta Ekman, Emil Jannings. FW Murnau’s version of the well-known story of a learned alchemist who sells his soul to the devil is itself renowned for the richness of its imagery. Retrospective Eva Lichtspiele

young homeless girl runs out in front of her car. Before the backdrop of the gentrified Berlin, a relationship of mutual attraction and revulsion develops of an oddly familial nature. Forum Delphi Filmpalast

to run off the rails when the mysterious Henry appears and terrible secrets from the past resurface. Panorama Special Zoo Palast 1

19:15 Los Angeles

(UK) 100mins. Dir: Yann Demange. Cast: Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris.

(Mexico, Germany) 97mins. Dir: Damian John Harper. Cast: Mateo Bautista Matias, Lidia Garcia Garcia. A young man in rural Mexico dreams of a better life in far-off Los Angeles. Yet when he runs into trouble with the local gangsters, whose support he was relying on, his goal recedes further and further into the distance.

Competition Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Forum CineStar 8

The Monuments Men

(US) 120mins. Dir: George Clooney. Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon. Out of competition Berlinale Palast

19:00 ’71




The Airstrip – Decampment of Modernism, Part III

(Germany) 95mins. Dir: Maximilian Erlenwein. Cast: Jurgen Vogel, Moritz Bleibtreu,. Erik’s perfect world begins

(Germany) 108mins. Dir: Heinz Emigholz. An architectural journey taking in structures and sculptures across Germany,

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Europe, South America, the US, Japan and a group of islands in the Pacific, all of which are connected by historical events, wars and geopolitical conflicts.

several days, the possibility of peaceful coexistence is explored.

Forum Kino Arsenal 1

N – The Madness of Reason

Amma & Appa

(Germany) 89mins. Dir: Franziska Schonenberger, Jayakrishnan Subramanian. Perspektive Deutsches Kino CinemaxX 3

The Docks of New York

(US) 80mins. Dir: Josef von Sternberg. Cast: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova. On shore leave in New York, a ship’s stoker saves a young woman from drowning herself. The two spend a merry night together. Retrospective Zeughauskino

Joy of Man’s Desiring

(Canada) 70mins. Dir: Denis Cote. Cast: Guillaume Tremblay, Emilie Sigouin, Hamidou Savadogo. Forum CineStar IMAX


(France, Switzerland) 105mins. Dir: Mehran Tamadon. A film-maker living in exile initiates a meeting with clerics loyal to the regime in Iran. Over

Forum press CinemaxX 6

(Belgium, Germany, Netherlands) 102mins. Dir: Peter Kruger. Raymond Borremans originally came from France to West Africa as a musician, later settling there, carrying out research and compiling the first ever encyclopedia of the Ivory Coast. His fascination pervades this fictional dialogue with the country of today. Forum CinemaxX 4

Standing Aside, Watching

(Greece) 90mins. Dir: Yorgos Servetas. Cast: Marina Symeou, Marianthi Pantelopoulou. On her return to the Greek town where she grew up, a young city-dweller encounters a brutalised male world where discrimination, violence and submissiveness rule the streets. Courageously she confronts the speechlessness and lethargy that surround her. Panorama festival and press Zoo Palast 2

19:45 Night Flight

(South Korea) 141mins. Dir: LeeSong Hee-il.

(Australia) 114mins. Dir: Sophie Hyde. Cast: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Mario Spate. Billie spends every Tuesday afternoon with her mother, who is undergoing gender transition and is now called James. Billie also finds herself at a crossroads. Her erotic experiments with two schoolmates result in turmoil. Generation 14plus Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1

Blind Dates

(Georgia) 99mins. Dir: Levan Koguashvili. Cast: Andro Sakhvarelidze, Archil Kikodze. Teacher and perennial bachelor Sandro falls for the mother of one of his pupils. When her husband is released from jail, Sandro is unwittingly drawn into his dealings, stoically going along with things instead of taking matters into his own hands. Forum Colosseum 1

The Dark Valley

(Austria, Germany) 115mins. Dir: Andreas Prochaska. A stranger finds himself confronted with a suspecting and unwittingly close-knit community in a remote alpine region. When several people mysteriously die, the old order begins to unravel. Berlinale Special Gala press CinemaxX 5

Land Of Storms

(Hungary, Germany) 105mins. Dir: Hungary, Germany. Cast: Andras Suto, Adam Varga,



BLOODLUST Vampire Thriller Victoria Hopkins Angela Zahra

Directed by Richard Johnstone

SCREENING TODAY 16:10 CinemaxX 13

THE COLOR OF THE CHAMELEON Spy Thriller Lilia Abadjieva Mihail Bilalov

Directed by Emil Hristow



Drama Olafur Darri Olafsson Maria Birta Directed by Marteinn Thorsson

THE CRYPT Supernatural Thriller Mark Harris Natalie Stone Peter Woodward

Directed by Mark Murphy

SCREENING TODAY 14:30 CinemaxX 13

SIDE BY SIDE Family Adventure Bel Powley Alfie Field

Directed by Arthur Landon


BRASSERIE ROMANTIQUE Culinary Comedy Koen De Bouw Barbara Sarafian Filip Peeters


Directed by Joël Vanhoebrouck



Directed by Jane Weinstock

Directed by Mark Maggiori



Directed by Michael Z. Wechsler

Directed by Fred Holmes

Suspense Thriller Jennifer Jason Leigh Meat Loaf Martin Henderson

Psychological Thriller Ryan O’Nan Judd Hirsch C.S. Lee

Suspense Mark Wystrach Steeve Olson Cheyann Benedict

Cross-Cultural Comedy Frank Ahearn Prem Chopra Antonia DeNardo



Sebastian Urzendowsky. Panorama Special International

My Brother’s Keeper

(Germany) 88mins. Dir: Maximilian Leo. Cast: Sebastian Zimmler, Nadja Bobyleva, Robert Finster.

Panorama Cubix 7 and 8

Perspektive Deutsches Kino HAU Hebbel am Ufer

(Germany) 88mins. Dir: Maximilian Leo. Cast: Sebastian Zimmler, Nadja Bobyleva.

The Naked City CinemaxX 8

Natural Resistance

(Italy, France) 83mins. Dir: Jonathan Nossiter. An insight into the lives of Italian wine growers who follow organic farming methods and oppose the standardisation of winemaking.

Festival & Press 20:00 The Naked City

(US) 96mins. Dir: Jules Dassin. Cast: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart.

A neo-realistic film noir shot in New York City about homicide detectives investigating the murder of a model. Retrospective CinemaxX 8




Drama / 104 min

Homeless Bob Production Sales: LevelK, Tine Klint

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20:30 My Brother’s Keeper

Perspektive Deutsches Kino CinemaxX 1

21:00 Two Men In Town

(France, Algeria, US, Belgium) 120mins. Dir: Rachid Bouchareb. Cast: Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn.

Panorama Dokumente festival and press CineStar 7

Competition Friedrichstadt-Palast

Shadow Days

American Hustle

(China) 95mins. Dir: Liang Ming, Li Ziqian, Liu Yu. Cast: Liang Ming, Li Ziqian, Liu Yu. Renwei returns to his rural hometown with his pregnant girlfriend in tow, where his uncle, the mayor, enforces the one-child policy with violent fervour. As Renwei gets caught up in the brutal operations, his relationship runs into difficulties.

(US) 138mins. Dir: David O. Russell. Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper. Two con artists find themselves obliged to help an FBI agent concoct a fake deal worth millions in order to convict a corrupt politician.

Forum Cubix 9

(Germany, Austria) 170mins. Dir: Dominik Graf. Cast: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius.


(Philippines) 93mins. Dir: Joselito Altarejos. Cast: Sandino Martin, Angelo Ilagan, Boots Anson-Roa. When 15-year-old David’s boyfriend leaves him, real and virtual worlds meld into an impressively sensual and electrifying atmospheric arena of impending repressed emotions. Panorama festival and press CinemaxX 7

Market premiere! Today at 14:55 CinemaxX 14

experiments. Atmospheric ‘Nuoc 2030’ is part apocalyptic film, part scifi, part thriller and part romance.

20:15 Nuoc 2030

(Vietnam) 98mins. Dir: Nguyen-Vo NghiemMinh. Cast: Quynh Hoa, Quy Binh. Southern Vietnam, 2030. Global warming means large parts of the country are now under water. A woman uncovers a multinational’s genetic


Berlinale Special Gala Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Concierge Gustave is bequeathed a Renaissance painting by Madame D in gratitude for certain services. When her son accuses him of legacy hunting, Gustave and the hotel’s lobby boy, Zero, become caught up in a life-threatening row about family assets. Competition Eva Lichtspiele

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

(France) 92mins. Dir: Guillaume Nicloux. Cast: Michel Houellebecq, Mathieu Nicourt,. Controversial writer Michel Houellebecq is kidnapped by gangsters and held outside Paris in the hope that a ransom will be paid. Yet rather than resisting, the author takes a shine to his new situation. Forum Delphi Filmpalast

Under The Lantern

(Germany) 129mins. Dir: Gerhard Lamprecht. Cast: Lissy Arna, Gerhard Dammann, Mathias Wieman. German classic charting Berlin’s 1920s underbelly. Retrospective Zeughauskino

That Demon Within Beloved Sisters

Competition Berlinale Palast

(Hong Kong, China) 112mins. Dir: Dante Lam. Cast: Daniel Wu, Nick Cheung. Panorama Special Zoo Palast 1

22:00 Butter On The Latch

(Brazil) 95mins. Dir: Davi Pretto. Cast: Joao Carlos Castanha, Celina Castanha. Reality, performance and fantasy coalesce in the life of 52-year-old Joao, a transvestite and actor marked by his extravagant life and hounded by theshadows of his past.

(US) 72mins. Dir: Josephine Decker. Cast: Sarah Small, Isolde Chae-Lawrence, Charlie Hewson. Inspired by a Bulgarian folk song, this drama shows how two friends reconnect at a music festival deep in the forests of California. Sensual and euphoric to start with, the mood slowly darkens.

Forum press CinemaxX 6

Forum Zoo Palast 2

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cathy Come Home


(UK, Germany) 100mins. Dir: Wes Anderson. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F Murray Abraham.

(UK) 75mins. Dir: Ken Loach. Cast: Carol White, Ray Brooks, Winifred Dennis. Ken Loach’s early television play uses a »


Perspective Canada European Film Market 2014

Gerontophilia BRUCE LABRUCE Production 1976 Productions (Montréal) & New Real Films (Toronto)

Rhymes for Young Ghouls JEFF BARNABY Production


Prospector Films (Montréal)

MK2 & Filmoption International (US & Canada)

eOne Films International



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Uvanga MARIE-HÉLÈNE COUSINEAU MADELINE PIUJUQ IVALU Production Arnait Video Productions (Igloolik, Nunavut) & Kunuk Cohn Productions (Montréal)


Arnait Video Productions


Another House L’Autre maison MATHIEU ROY Production

Down River

Hard Drive

BEN RATNER Production & Sales Gossamer Creative (Vancouver)

Max Films (Montréal)


Picture Plant (Lunenburg)



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The Custody La Garde SYLVAIN ARCHAMBAULT Production Cité Amérique (Montréal)

The Yellow Affair


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Attraction Distribution


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When We Were Boys Il était une fois les Boys RICHARD GOUDREAU Production

Empire of Dirt PETER STEBBINGS Production

Arwad SAMER NAJARI DOMINIQUE CHILA Production Unité centrale (Montréal)


Narrow Path Productions (Toronto)


Double Dutch International



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FunFilm Distribution



La Petite reine: Downfall of a Champion La Petite reine ALEXIS DURAND-BRAULT Production

Melenny Productions (Montréal) & Michel Gauthier Productions (Québec)


The Husband BRUCE McDONALD Production

eOne Films International



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Scythia Films & Phenomenal Films (Toronto)


Forum Films (Montréal)

The Little Films Company

eOne Films International



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3 Indian Tales 3 Histoires d’Indiens ROBERT MORIN Production & Sales Coop Vidéo de Montréal (Montréal)

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Joy of Man’s Desiring Que ta joie demeure

Brimstone Line CHRIS KENNEDY Production Sarah Robayo Sheridan (Toronto)


Arsenal Distribution

DENIS CÔTÉ Production

11/02 18:30 Arsenal 1

Metafilms (Montréal)

13/02 17:00 Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1


14/02 14:00 CinemaxX 3

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15/02 12:30 Zoo Palast 1

Films Boutique



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08/02 13:30 CinemaxX 12 (Market) 08/02 19:30 CineStar IMAX 10/02 11:00 CineStar 8 13/02 22:00 Zoo Palast 2

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In the Similkameen TYLER HAGAN Production & Sales

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National Film Board of Canada

Culinary Cinema

07, 10-14/02

17:30 –20:00 Embassy of Canada – Marshall McLuhan Salon

Le Semeur JULIE PERRON Production


14:00 –18:00 Embassy of Canada – Marshall McLuhan Salon

Les Films de l’Autre (Montréal)


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Les Films du 3 mars

12/02 (MGB Stand 19)


MGB Kino

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23rd August 2008 LAURA MULVEY MARK LEWIS FAYSAL ABDULLAH Production & Sales Mark Lewis Studio (London)

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Triptych Triptyque


Mercury Pictures & Sixth Wave Productions (Toronto)


eOne Films International

Les Productions du 8 art (Québec)

07/02 13:15 CinemaxX 10

National Film Board of Canada


(Private screening)

09/02 15:45 Haus der Berliner Festspiele

10/02 18:00 Cubix 8 10/02 21:30 Adria


Berlinische Galerie – IBB Videolounge 17:00

Arsenal Forum Expanded

Pierrot Lunaire

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09/02 14:30 CinemaxX (Market)

11/02 17:45 CineStar 3 14/02 19:00 Zoo Palast 1 15/02 12:30 CinemaxX 7 16/02 17:00 Cubix 9

Guidelines La Marche à suivre JEAN-FRANÇOIS CAISSY Production & Sales National Film Board of Canada (Montréal)

09/02 13:30 CinemaxX 6

BRUCE LABRUCE Production Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion (Berlin)



09/02 14:00 Delphi Filmpalast 11/02 22:30 Arsenal 1 12/02 15:30 CinemaxX 6 (Press)


11/02 19:30 CinemaxX 4 12/02 11:00 CineStar 8 14/02 20:00 Arsenal 15/02


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documentary style to depict the downward spiral of a young family into homelessness.

star who once moved Bob Dylan to tears. A road trip across the city ensues. Panorama CineStar 3

Homage CinemaxX 8


Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

(US) 105mins. Dir: David Zellner. Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Nathan Zellner, David Zellner. The solitary Kumiko finds a video tape allegedly showing the true story of a briefcase full of money buried in snowbound Minnesota. Driven by the hope of escaping her humdrum life, she makes the journey to far-off America. Forum CineStar 8

Der Samurai

(Germany) 79mins. Dir: Till Kleinert. Cast: Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski, Uwe Preuss. Young village policeman Jakob is hunting a fearsome samurai. In order to stop him, Jakob must go along with the combatant’s game – at the risk of becoming infected by his opponent’s madness.

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(India, US) 108mins. Dir: Jayan Cherian. Cast: Allen Pokkudan, Saritha Sunil, Sreekumar SP.

22:15 The Great Museum

(Austria) 94mins. Dir: Johannes Holzhausen. A look behind the scenes of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna: curators, technicians, restorers, taxidermists, marketing strategists and the management board at work. An institutional portrait straddling proud tradition and the economics of culture.

22:30 I’m Not Angry

(South Korea) 125mins. Dir: Bong Joon-ho. Cast: Chris Evans, Song Kangho, Tilda Swinton.

(Iran) 110mins. Dir: Reza Dormishian. Cast: Baran Kosari, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Reza Behboudi. Navid is expelled from university because of his political activism. His desperate attempts to find work and a place to live for himself and his girlfriend reveal much about social conditions in Teheran. Gradually his frustration turns into aggression.

Forum Cubix 9

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Drama examining caste and sexuality in modern India. Panorama festival and press CineStar IMAX

Hao, Liu Xiao Xiao, Li Jin Kang. A narcissistic rent boy is wooed by a young female sex worker and a onenight stand. Panorama press CineStar 7

Ice Poison

Quiet Bliss

(Taiwan, Myanmar) 95mins. Dir: Midi Z. Cast: Wang Shin-Hong, Wu Ke-Xi. A poor farmer and a penniless mother try opium and karaoke as a means of finding a new place in their impoverished country. Overwhelmingly simple images of their odyssey portray sensitively Myanmar’s political situation.

(Italy) 127mins. Dir: Edoardo Winspeare. Cast: Celeste Casciaro, Laura Licchetta, Barbara De Matteis. Salento, Southern Italy. Following the financial collapse, three generations of women move back to the countryside. There, they create a self-contained community which defies the global economic crisis and upholds the identity of the region.

Panorama press CinemaxX 7

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The Night

(China) 95mins. Dir: Zhou Hao. Cast: Zhou

When It Rains, It Pours

(Japan) 105mins. Dir:

Noboru Nakamura. Cast: Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada, Miyuki Kuwano. Tane runs a brothel and lives there with her three children. Her eldest daughter gets engaged to a work colleague, yet when her family background becomes known, his mother breaks off the engagement. A melodrama about family and tragic love. Forum Kino Arsenal 1

22:45 Gueros

(Mexico) 106mins. Dir: Alonso Ruizpalacios. Cast: enoch Huerta, Sebastian Aguirre, Leonardo Ortizgris. Hot headed Tomas is packed off to his brother in Mexico City where, amid the student riots of 1999, they join forces with friend Santos to search for a rock

Market screenings

08:50 Field of Dogs

(Poland) Wide/Wide House, 102mins. Dir: Lech Majewski. Cast: Michal Tatarek, Elzbieta Okupska, Jacenty Jedrusik, Karolina Korta. A visionary love story based on a contemporary reading of Divine Comedy. Like Dante and Beatrice, Orpheus and Eurydice, a hero’s love overcomes the death of his beloved woman. CinemaxX Studio 15

Wish I Was Here

(US) Wild Bunch, 113mins. Dir: Zach Braff. Cast: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad.


Pierfrancesco Diliberto makes a terrific debut (Variety)


Impressive directorial debut (The Hollywood Reporter)

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The story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, husband and dad who at 35 is still trying to find his true place in life. CineStar 4 by invitation only

09:00 The Disciple

(Finland) Langfilm Productions, 90mins. Dir: Ulrika Bengts. Cast: Erik Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda Ooms. CinemaxX 9


Market 09:00 Hello Carter

(UK) Bankside Films, 81mins. Dir: Anthony Wilcox. Cast: Charlie Cox, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Schneider.

Carter’s stumbling attempts to reunite with his ex-girlfriend take him on a wild goose chase around London, meeting some unlikely accomplices along the way. CinemaxX 5

(Spain) Film Factory Entertainment, 106mins. Dir: Juan Jose Campanella. Cast: Rupert Grint, Anthony Head, Peter Serafinowicz, Rob Brydon. Tells the story of Amadeo, a shy but talented boy, and of a football team that is trying to get back together. CineStar 7

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The Hunted

(Canada) MK2, 87mins. Dir: Bruce LaBruce. Cast: Pier Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden. An 18-year-old boy named Lake discovers he has a fetish for the aged. He gets a job at an assisted living facility and develops an intimate relationship with one particular old man, Mr Peabody.

(US) Cinema Management Group (CMG), 88mins. Dir: Josh Stewart. Cast: Josh Stewart, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Skipp Sudduth, Nikki Deloach. Two hunters track a monster buck in the secluded mountains of West Virginia. But as the sun sets, they realise they’re not alone as a supernatural force appears to be lurking in the vacant woods.

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Giovanni’s Island

(Japan) Production IG, 102mins. Dir: Mizuho Nishikubo. Cast: Kota Yokoyama, Polina Ilyushenko. On August 15th, 1945, they told us we had lost the war. At that time, we did not really understand. Then one day, everything changed. That was the day I met Tanya.



Hello Carter

(Italy/France) Cite Films, 96mins. Dir: Valeria Golino. Cast: Jasmine Trinca, Carlo Cecchi, Libero De Rienzo, Vinicio Marcioni. Irene help terminally-ill people to die with dignity. One day she supplies a new “client” with a fatal dose, only to find out he’s perfectly healthy.

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Nobody Owns Me

(Sweden) Svensk Filmindustri, 109mins. Dir: Kjell-Ake Andersson. Cast: Barbro Oborg, Ida Engvoll, Mikael Persbrandt, Ping Mon H Wallen. CineStar IMAX

TrustNordisk – Private Promo Screening

(Denmark) TrustNordisk, 8mins. Dir: Various directors.

dig up dirt on their crazy college principal, the hunt for the would-be blackmailers begins. dffb-Kino

09:30 ’71


(Georgia, France) Rezo, 94mins. Dir: Tinatin Kajrishvili. Cast: Mari Kitia, Giorgi Maskharshvili. CinemaxX 8

Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon

(US) Dogwoof, 84mins. Dir: Mike Myers. Cast: Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone. CinemaxX Studio 13

09:15 Kertu – Love Is Blind

CineStar 2

The Art of Happiness

(Italy) Elle Driver, 84mins. Dir: Alessandro Rak. Two brothers. Two continents. Two lives. One single soul. Under a gloomy sky, between apocalyptic premonitions in a Naples at its utmost decay, Sergio, a taxi driver, receives a shocking news. Nothing will be the same as before. Now Sergio looks at himself in the mirror and what he sees is a 40-year-old man who has turned his back on music and got lost in the limbo of his city.

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(Russia) Sreda Fetisov Films, 110mins. Dir: Evgeniy Nevskiy. Cast: Ilya Glinnikov, Aleksandr Golovin, Aleksandr Vedmenskiy, Ekaterina Vilkova. When three young students at a prestigious university


(US) TF1 International, 97mins. Dir: Andrea Pallaoro. Cast: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Brian F O Byrne, Kevin Alejandro, Ian Nelson. An intimate portrait of a US rural family’s inner lives and their relationship to a harsh and shifting landscape. Ennis, a stern, hard-working dairy farmer struggles to maintain control of his family and surrounding environment, while his wife, Christina, retreats into herself, progressively disconnecting from him and their five children. CinemaxX 2

Night Moves

(South Korea) Finecut, 112mins. Dir: Lee Su-jin. Cast: Chun Woo-hee, Jung In-sun, Kim So-young, Lee Young-ran. A 17-year-old girl is banished to a different school in a remote city after being involved in a horrifying incident.

(US) The Match Factory, 120mins. Dir: Kelly Reichardt. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard. The story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most spectacular direct action event of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam – the very source and symbol of the energysucking, resource-devouring industrial culture they despise.

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(Canada) Films Boutique, 70mins. Dir: Denis Cote. Cast: Guillaume Tremblay, Emilie Sigouin, Hamidou Savadogo, Ted Pluviose. CinemaxX 6

(UK) Protagonist Pictures, 100mins. Dir: Yann Demange. Cast: Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris.

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Market 09:15 Kertu – Love Is Blind

(Estonia) Paul Thiltges Distributions, 97mins. Dir: Ilmar Raag. Cast: Ursula Ratasepp, Mait Malmsten, Peeter

Tammearu, Kulliki Saldre. Kertu’s life is totally spoiled by an overbearing father, until she opens her heart to an unlikely dream lover. CinemaxX Studio 17


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(Netherlands) Attraction Distribution, 70mins. Dir: Gioia F. Smid. Cast: Ally Beardsley, Carl Leslie, Eleanor Hollingsworth. Pim and Pom are two lovely house cats to the Lady, until one day they run away from the “evil nieces” and get lost on the wild wild streets. Pim and Pom will experience adventures, and their friendshipt will be put to an unprecedented test.


(Germany, Switzerland, Austria) Films Distribution, 94mins. Dir: Benjamin Heisenberg. Cast: Andre Wilms, Georg Friedrich. When a washedup bohemian meets a controversial psychologist, he soon

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becomes the doctor’s involuntary object of interest and study. Nick’s life in disarray is gradually brought back to normal, while Curt’s fading memory manages to unearth the truth about his former involvement with the Third Reich.


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(US) Engine 15 Media

(US) Electric Entertainment, 89mins. Dir: John Slattery. Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro. When Mickey’s stepson Leon is killed in a

“Boast[s] breakout talent both in front of and behind the camera.” - Variety “52 Tuesdays feels highly personal and is never less than absorbing or sincere.” - The Hollywood Reporter

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS: Feb. 8 / 8:00pm / Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1 SCREENING TODAY Feb. 9 / 4:30pm / CinemaxX 3

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(UK) Stealth Media Group, 96mins. Dir: Mark Harris. Cast: Mark Harris, Anna Nightingale, Honor Kneafsey, Felix Ryan.

(Denmark) TrustNordisk, 8mins. Dir: Various. CineStar 5 by invitation only


(Russia) Intandem Films, 108mins. Dir: Pavel Parkhomenko. Cast: Yaroslav Zhalnin, Vadim Michman, Mikhail Filippov, Olga Ivanova. A powerful, heartwarming and inspiring story of a boy from a Kino Arsenal 1


(Germany, Switzerland)

92mins. Dir: Friederike Jehn. Cast: Maria Dragus, Nicolette Krebitz, Wolfram Koch. A teenage girl leaves Germany for Switzerland with her family in an effort to heal the open wounds between her parents, but the distance between them grows in an unusually hot summer. Zoo Palast 2

10:25 THE PACT 2

(US) Content, 96mins. Dir: Patrick Hovath, Dallas Hallam. Cast: Camilla Luddington, Patrick Fischler, Scott Michael Foster, Caity Lotz. CinemaxX 5


(US) Myriad Pictures, 201mins. Dir: Ned Benson. Cast: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy,



16-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.



(UK) Goalpost Film, 115mins. Dir: Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon.

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construction “accident”, Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when the boy’s mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck between a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please and a debt he can’t pay.

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Group, 99mins. Dir: Richard Brandes. A fuzzy, frumpled, tiny ball of frazzled yarn with four paws and two sweet eyes peeking out, Benny certainly wasn’t much to look at when he first arrived as a puppy on the doorstep of the pet store.

Feb. 13 / 9:30am / Zoo Palast 1 Feb. 15 / 3:30pm / Cubix 8 MARKET SCREENING: Feb. 9 / 12:35pm / CinemaxX 12

“[A] heartfelt feature debut.” - SBS Australia “[Its] structure and brilliant actors provide a fresh perspective on transgender experience.” - Daily Candy

BERLIN OFFICE Martin Gropius Bau #12 +49 174 2688 599


Market 10:40 Starred Up

(UK) Independent, 105mins. Dir: David Mackenzie. Cast: Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Peter Ferdinando. Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert. Eleanor and Conor are young, in love, and eager to start building their life together, when a tragic event threatens to destroy everything that they hold close to their hearts. MGB-Kino

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I Thought It Was a Party

(Spain, Argentina) 6 Sales, 85mins. Dir: Victoria Galardi. Cast: Elena Anaya, Valeria Bertucelli. Ana starts a passionate relationship with the ex husband of a close friend while housesitting for her and taking care of her daughter. CinemaxX 9

A troubled and explosively violent teenager is transferred to adult prison where he finally meets his match – a man who also happens to be his father. CineStar 1

99mins. Dir: Nicolas Vanier. Cast: Felix Bossuet, Tcheky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier, Dimitri Storoge. CineStar 4

Hangar 10

(UK) Altitude Film Sales, 84mins. Dir: Daniel Simpson. Cast: Danny Shayler, Robert Curtis, Abbie Salt. Three friends’ passion for treasure hunting inadvertently leads them onto land owned by the Ministry of Defence where they become accidental participants in a terrifying alien incursion. CineStar 5

Letter to the King

(Norway) Film Farms, 75mins. Dir: Hisham Zaman. Cast: Ivan Anderson, Nazmi Kirik. CinemaxX Studio 18

The Word

(Poland, Denmark) LevelK, 97mins. Dir: Anna Kazejak. Cast: Eliza Rycembel, Mateusz Wieclawek, Magdalena Poplawska, Dawid Ogrodnik. How far would you go for love? This is the question Lila asks her unfaithful partner Janek. Before she takes him back he will need to go to the extreme.

(Kazakhstan) Amadeus Entertainment, 102mins. Dir: Ermek Torsunov. How far can an old man go, lost in a snowstorm and faced with ferocious beasts, in order to protect his beloved sheep and his own life? CinemaxX Studio 19

10:50 Chlorine

(US) New Films International, 95mins. Dir: Jay Alaimo. Cast: Kyra Sedgwick, Vincent D’Onofrio, Tom Sizemore, Elisabeth Rohm. Revolves around a family struggling to maintain their well-to-do lifestyle in their overly materialistic New England community. Marriott 2

11:00 The Anderssons Hit the Road

(Sweden) Sola Media, 95mins. Dir: Hannes Holm. Cast: William Ringstrom, Morgan Alling, Anja Lundqvist.

Belle & Sebastian

(Germany) Beta Cinema, 101mins. Dir: Holger Haase. Cast: Florian David Fitz, Henry Hubchen, Leslie Malton, Marius Haas. You can’t choose your family – which is why Conrad limits his visits with his parents to an absolute minimum. His father Carl is an irritable old coot who enjoys plucking apart Conrad’s son Jonas and his wife Tamara.

(France) Gaumont,

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Quality Time

Shal – The Old Man

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As the Light Goes Out

(Hong Kong, China) Emperor Motion Pictures, 113mins. Dir: Derek Kwok. Cast: Nicholas Tse, Shawn Yue, Simon Yam. As a fire rages, so does mistrust. »


At Home

(Greece, Germany) SHPN3 Filmproduktion, 103mins. Dir: Athanasios Karanikolas. Cast: Maria Kallimani, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Alexandros Logothetis, Zoi Asimaki. CinemaxX 6


(Spain, Argentina) Latido Films, 103mins. Dir: Miguel Cohan. Cast: Mercedes Moran, Daniel Fanego, Jose Coronado, Alberto Amman. This crime was only the beginning. CinemaxX Studio 17


Market 11:30 Faith Connections

(France, India) Cite Films, 117mins. Dir: Pan Nalin. Every 12 years, about 100 million Hindus gather on the banks of the

Ganges to bathe in its sacred waters. There, Pan Nalin encounters remarkable men of mind and meditation, facing an inextricable dilemma; to embrace the world or to renounce it. CinemaxX Studio 12


TANGERINES Dir: Zaza Urushadze

Drama / 87 min

(France) Studiocanal, 90mins. Dir: Eric Lavaine. Cast: Lambert Wilson, Franck Dubosc, Florence Foresti. CinemaxX 1

The Letters

(US) Arclight Films, 120mins. Dir: William Riead. Cast: Juliette Stevenson, Rutger Hauer, Max Von Sydow. Father Praagh, a Catholic priest, studies the life and struggles of Mother Teresa during his quest to have her canonized as a saint. Along the way he meets Father Celeste Van Exem, once a close friend and spiritual adviser to the sister. CinemaxX Studio 11

Playing Dead

Tomorrow, February 9 at 10:45 CinemaxX 17

(France, Belgium) Films Distribution, 105mins. Dir: Jean-Paul Salome. Cast: Francois Damiens, Geraldine Nakache, Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Anne Le Ny. Jean, a 40-year-old struggling, out-ofwork actor has hit rock bottom. Although open to any kind of work, he can’t get a break. At the unemployment office, his counselor has a rather odd proposal: he can get a job helping the police reconstruct crime scenes, by standing in for the dead victim. Kino Arsenal 2

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The Rooftops

(France) Elle Driver, 92mins. Dir: Merzak Allouache. Cast: Adila

Bendimerad, Nassima Belmihoub, Ahcene Benzerari. From dawn till dusk, paced by the calls to prayer, a surprising crowd wanders about on the rooftops of Algiers. Closed spaces, that have become open air mirrors to the contradictions, the violence, the intolerance of the endless conflicts that mar the Algerian society. CinemaxX Studio 16

11:05 West

(Germany) Picture Tree International, 102mins. Dir: Christian Schwochow. Cast: Jordis Triebel, Tristan Gobel, Alexander Scheer, Jacky Ido. Summer, late 1970s. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij died in a car accident, Nelly Senff decides to escape from the GDR with her son Alexej and leave her memories and grief behind. She pretends to marry a West German, who takes them over the border. CinemaxX Studio 14

11:10 Killers

(Japan, Indonesia) XYZ Films, 137mins. Dir: The Mo Brothers. Cast: Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takanashi, Luna Maya. In Tokyo, a serial killer is murdering women and posting his violent crimes online. In Jakarta, a rogue vigilante uploads his murdering spree for the world to see. A psychotic game of cat and mouse ensues as the two men battle for notoriety. CinemaxX 2

11:15 The Custody

(Canada) Attraction Distribution, 90mins. Dir: Sylvain Archambault. Cast: Antoine L’Ecuyer, Paul Doucet, Sandrine Bisson. A father, separated from his teenage son, will do everything to get him back. His son will do everything to get away, until a dramatic turn of event forces them to take another look at each other. Marriott 1

Two Men in Town

(France, Algeria, US, Belgium) Pathe International, 120mins. Dir: Rachid Bouchareb. Cast: Forest Whitaker, Brenda Blethyn, Harvey Keitel, Luis Guzman. CineStar 2

Poker Night

(US) Highland Film Group, 105mins. Dir: Greg Francis. Cast: Beau Mirchoff, Ron Perlman, Titus Welliver, Giancarlo Esposito. Zoo Palast Club A

La Santa

(Italy) Rai Trade, 90mins. Dir: Cosimo Alemà. Cast: Gianluca Di Gennaro, Massimiliano Gallo, Michael Schermi, Francesco Siciliano. A small village in southern Italy, frozen in time, sees four strangers arrive, chasing a desperate dream of redeeming their lives. dffb-Kino

11:25 Deadly Virtues: Love. Honour.Obey

(UK) Jinga Films, 90mins. Dir: Ate de Jong. Cast: Edward Akrout, Megan Maczko, Matt Barber, Sadie Frost. A home invasion irrevocably changes the lives of all involved in ways neither victims nor perpetrator could have imagined. Parliament

11:30 Bald Mountain

(Brazil) Celluloid Dreams/Celluloid Nightmares, 106mins. Dir: Heitor Dhalia. Cast: Juliano Cazzare, Julio Andrade, Wagner Moura, Matheus Nachtergaele. Brazil in the 80’s: the epic story of two best friends leaving Rio de Janeiro to try their luck in Serra Pelada, the world’s largest open cast mine, like thousands of poor men across the country. CinemaxX 4

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(France) Wild Bunch, 90mins. CinemaxX 3


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The Voices

(US) Panorama Media, 104mins. Dir: Marjane Satrapi. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver. About a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for a coworker. When the relationship takes a murderous turn his talking pets lead him down a fantastical path where he ultimately finds salvation.

CineStar 5

12:40 Because I Was a Painter

Zoo Palast 5

11:40 Babysitting

(France) Other Angle Pictures, 90mins. Dir: Philippe Lacheau, Nicolas Benhamou. Cast: Philippe Lacheau, Gerard Jugnot, Clotilde Courau, Alice David. A young executive is forced by his boss to take care of his son for a weekend, and when he comes back, his house is upside down and his son has disappeared CineStar 6

12:00 Kohlhaas or the Proportionality of Means

(Germany) 89mins. Dir: Aron Lehmann. Cast: Robert Gwisdek, Jan Messutat, Thorsten Merten. Zoo Palast 2

12:05 The Great Lion: Kun Seng Keng

(Malaysia) Creative Content Association Malaysia, 96mins. Dir: Matt Lai. Cast: Alan Ko, Thomas Kuo, Koon Tai

Market 12:30 Pinocchio

(Germany) Global Screen, 100mins. Dir: Anna Justice. Cast: Mario Adorf, Ulrich Tukur, Benjamin Sadler, Inka Friedrich. Chen. Set during the World Lion Dance Competition, two young men set out to win the coveted trophy and restore glory to their lion dance group, the Kun Seng Keng. CinemaxX 5

12:15 Daughters

(Germany) Alpha Violet, 92mins. Dir: Maria Speth. Cast: Corinna Kirchhoff, Kathleen

The Priest’s Children

Wooden doll Pinocchio sets out on a wild and adventurous journey to learn things such as courage, honesty and loyalty, and become a real boy. CineStar 4

Morgeneyer, Hermann Beyer, Lars Mikkelsen. CinemaxX Studio 18

Natural Resistance

(Italy, France) Rezo, 83mins. Dir: Jonathan Nossiter. Cast: Stefano Bellotti, Elena Pantaleoni, Giovanna Tiezzi, Corrado Dottori. CinemaxX 9

12:30 Pinocchio See box, above

(Croatia, France) Wide/ Wide House, 93mins. Dir: Vinko Bresan. Cast: Kresimir Mikic, Niksa Butijer, Marija Skaricic, Drazen Kuhn. Convinced that he is behaving in a righteous manner, because “even the Pope is against the use of condoms”, a Catholic priest in a small town on a Dalmatian island starts puncturing condoms which the god-fearing newsstand salesman Peter sells. CinemaxX Studio 15

Rock Paper Scissors

(Canada) Filmoption International, 115mins. Dir: Yan Lanouette Turgeon. Cast: Roy Dupuis, Remo Girone, Samuel Tremblay, Roger Leger.

A young native and a depressive street thug find an unexpected friendship. A ruined Italian risks everything to save his life. A discredited doctor tries to flee the Chinese triads. United by the folly of a Mafia boss, their destinies intertwine. CineStar 1

12:35 Hector and the Search for Happiness

(Germany, Canada) Bankside Films, 118mins. Dir: Peter Chelsom. Cast: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Plummer. Hector is an eccentric, yet irresistible, London psychiatrist in crisis: he feels like his life is going nowhere and his patients are just not getting

(France) Jour 2 Fete, 104mins. Dir: Christophe Cognet. The film conducts an unprecedented investigation of secretely created artworks in Nazi camps. While transiting among these clandestine images and the vestiges of the camps, it offers a sensitive quest amid faces, bodies and landscapes to explore the notion of artwork and the idea of beauty. CinemaxX Studio 19


(Canada) Fortissimo Films, 96mins. Dir: Richie Mehta. Cast: Rajesh Tailang, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anurag Arora, Shobha Sharma Jassi. A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hope that whoever took him returns him unharmed. CinemaxX Studio 13

The Silent Mountain

(Austria, US) Premiere Entertainment, 94mins. Dir: Ernst Gossner. Cast: William Moseley, Eugenia Constantini, Claudia Cardinale, Fritz Karl.

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A young Austrian soldier in the First World War fights his way through the Alps to rescue his Italian girlfriend and escape the impending explosion that will rock the mountain. Marriott 2

12:45 Filmage: The Story of the Descendents/All

(US) VMI Worldwide, 90mins. Dir: Deedle Lacour. Cast: Milo Auckerman, Bill Stevenson, David Grohl. Long before Green Day and Blink 182 inflicted punk-rock’s puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a garage concocting the perfect mix of pop, angst, love and coffee. Marriott 3


(UK) Protagonist Pictures, 86mins. Dir: Hong Khaou. Cast: Ben Whishaw, Cheng Pei Pei, Peter Bowles, Andrew Leung. Set in contemporary London, ‘Lilting’ tells the story of a Cambodian Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son. Her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of a stranger. We observe their difficulties in trying to connect with one another without a common language. Through a translator they piece together memories of a man they both loved dearly, and realise that while they may not share a language, they are

connected in their grief. CinemaxX 1

disgusting hovel on his property. He’d do anything to get rid of her.

The Quiet Roar

CinemaxX Studio 14

(Sweden) Bac Films, 75mins. Dir: Henrik Hellstrom. Cast: Evabritt Strandberg, Hanna Schygulla, Joni Franceen, Jorgen Svensson. Marianne is a 68-year-old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counsellor, Eva. CinemaxX Studio 16

12:50 Katherine of Alexandria

(US) VMI Worldwide, 107mins. Dir: Michael Redwood. Cast: Nicole Keniheart, Peter O’Toole, Edward Fox, Joss Ackland. Katherine of Alexandria was just 11 years old when the Emperor of Rome, Maxentius, abducted her and killed her family. The slaughter was witnessed by her young friend Constantine, who would later become Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, and never lost hope of finding Katherine. CinemaxX Studio 17

13:00 I’ll Bury You

(Belgium, France) Wild Bunch, 91mins. Dir: Sylvestre Sbille. Cast: Jonathan Zaccaï, Ben Riga, David Murgia, Tania Garbarski. Estate agent Joe hates his ancient neighbour and her

Lemon Tree Passage

(Australia) Odin’s Eye Entertainment, 85mins. Dir: David Campbell. Cast: Jessica Tovey, Pippa Black, Andrew Ryan. When a group of young backpackers learn of a ghost which is said to appear in the rearview mirror of a speeding car they set out to recreate it with the help of some locals. After speeding down Lemon Tree Passage, a remote road surrounded by dense woods, their jubilation turns to terror as one by one each passenger begins to disappear in a violent fashion. CineStar IMAX

Nothing Can Stop Us

(Italy) Amadeus Entertainment, 95mins. Dir: Luigi Cecinelli. Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Paolo Calabresi, Vincenzo Alfieri. A fun and spectacular journey through Italy, the French countryside and Spain will lead them to Ibiza, the party capital. Friendship, complicity, adventures and summer loves are the ingredients of this romantic comedy.

Ozzy is an enthusiastic and friendly flying monkey, son of the legendary Goliath, the brave warrior. They serve Evilene – the wicked witch – just as the rest of their kin. But Ozzy is not happy about it and when Evilene’s plans put Oz once again in peril, Ozzy reaches out to the “Champions of Oz” – the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tinman, three great friends with incredible qualities that have taken Emerald City to its maximum splendor. dffb-Kino


(US) Double Dutch International, 97mins. Dir: Rotimi Rainwater. Cast: Shenae Grimes, Marshall Allman, Austin Williams, Wes Studi. Based on true events, the story of a young girl with a troubled past trying to survive on the streets of Venice Beach.


(Mexico) Mundial, 106mins. Dir: Alonso Ruizpalacios. Cast: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastian Aguirre, Leonardo Ortizgris. CineStar 6 by invitation only

The Husband

(Canada) The Little Film Company, 83mins. Dir: Bruce McDonald. Cast: August Diehl, Maxwell McCabe-Lukos, Sarah Allen, Dylan Authors. How would you feel if your wife cheated on you? And what if it was with a sloppy-back-packed teenager? And what if you had to go to court with her in a media-frenzy while she was sentenced to prison time, leaving a lot of questions still to answer? CinemaxX Studio 11

13:20 Blind

Promo Reel Save Oz!

A Dream of Iron

(Argentina, India) Filmsharks International, 59mins. Dir: Alberto Mar.

(South Korea, US) BOC Features, 98mins. Dir: Kelvin Kyung Kun Park.

(Norway, Netherlands) Versatile, 96mins. Dir: Eskil Vogt. Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt. Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her apartment – a place where she can feel in control, where she can invent a world in which she is all-powerful. But Ingrid’s real problems lie within, not beyond, the walls of her apartment, and her innermost fears and repressed fantasies quickly begin to take over the fiction she has created.

CinemaxX 6

CinemaxX 4


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The Suspect

(South Korea) Showbox/ Mediaplex, 136mins. Dir: Won Shin-yun. Cast: Gong Yoo, Park Heesoon, Cho Seong-ha. The best trained North Korean killer is framed for murder and becomes everyone’s target. Kino Arsenal 2


13:30 A Many Splintered Thing

(US) Voltage Pictures, 90mins. Dir: Justin Reardon. Cast: Chris Evans, Aubrey Plaza, Michelle Monaghan, Anthony Mackie. This is the story of ME, a young man disillusioned by love, who meets a breathtaking young woman, HER, at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Only one problem: she’s engaged. Yet, he engages into a platonic relationship to be able to keep seeing her. Zoo Palast 3

Joy of Man’s Desiring

(Canada) Films Boutique, 70mins. Dir: Denis Cote. Cast: Guillaume Tremblay, Emilie Sigouin, Hamidou Savadogo, Ted Pluviose. CinemaxX Studio 12


(US) Hannibal Classics, 100mins. Dir: Paco Cabezas. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Danny Glover, Rachel Nichols, Peter Stormare. A reformed criminal comes home to find that his daughter has been kidnapped by the Russian mob. He rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice. Zoo Palast 5


(Canada) TF1 International, 85mins. Dir: David Hayter. Cast: Lucas Till, Jason Momoa,


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Dir: Saodat Ismailova Prod: Volya Films (feature, 87’) 11:00 CineStar 8

Market 14:15 Healing



Dir: Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting Prod: Submarine Sales: The Match Factory (documentary, 83’) 12:00 CineStar 7

(Australia) Lightning Entertainment, 119mins. Dir: Craig Monahan. Cast: Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel, Mark Leonard Winter. After 16 years in prison, Viktor is a man who has almost given up on life. For his final 18 months Merritt Patterson. Cayden Richards, 18, has it all: Captain of the high school football team; straight-A student; gorgeous girlfriend. But when he wakes one dark night to find his parents brutally murdered, he is horrified to realise that he is turning into an animal: a wild, savage wolf. Panicked, Cayden runs, determined to find out what is happening to him. CinemaxX 2



Dir: Ate de Jong NL Prod: Mulholland Pictures Sales: Jinga Films (feature, 90’) 11:25 Parliament (EFM)

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(France, Belgium) Funny Balloons, 90mins. Dir: Arnold de Parscau. Cast: Denis Menochet, Virginie Ledoyen, Yolande Moreau. A man wakes up at dawn in a wasteland, with no memory of his escapades the night before. Back at his hotel, he discovers a freshly stitched scar on the side of his back. CinemaxX 9


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Velvet Terrorists

(Slovakia, Czech Republic, Croatia) Deckert

he is transferred to Won Wron, a low-security, rural prison where Senior Officer Matt Perry has established a unique programme to rehabilitate broken men by giving them the responsibility to care for injured raptors – beautiful, proud eagles, falcons and owls. CinemaxX Studio 15

Distribution, 87mins. Dir: Peter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarcik, Ivan Ostrochovsky. About minor and foiled terrorist plots in former Czechoslovakia. The film focuses on three protangonists. The first one wanted to blow up a decorated stage during the May 1 celebration in the 1970s.

banker gives a disturbing insider’s account of his emotions, motivations and predictions. Revealing a parallel universe of extreme income and merciless pressure. Zoo Palast 2

14:10 Zurich

(Germany) ARRI Worldsales, 103mins. Dir: Frederik Steiner. Cast: Liv Lisa Fries, Lena Stolze, Sophie Rogall, Kerstin de Ahna. Terminally ill, Lea surprises her family with her wish to die, consciously and controlled, on her own birthday. Her mother tries everything to prevent the plan. But things turn out differently.

Tells the true and incredibly moving story of the Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Champion in 1931 and 1932. CinemaxX Studio 16

14:20 Jake Squared

(US) New Films International, 101mins. Dir: Howard Goldberg. Cast: Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Virginia Madsen, Kevin Railsback. A film-maker sets out to make a new project in order to figure out how he’s screwed up every relationship he’s ever had. Marriott 2

14:30 The Crypt


(UK) Cinemavault, 82mins. Dir: Mark Murphy. Cast: Mark Harris, Natalie Stone, Peter Woodward.

See box, above

CinemaxX Studio 13

May in the Summer

House of Magic

Fasten Your Seatbelts

(US) Elle Driver, 100mins. Dir: Cherien Dabis. Cast: Cherien Dabis, Alia Shawkat, Hiam Abbass, Bill Pullman. Follows the secrets, lies and loves of three Arab-American sisters and their strongwilled, single mom.

(Belgium) Studiocanal, 85mins. Dir: Ben Stassen, Jeremie Degruson. In the brand new 3D animated adventure from nWave Studios, abandoned young cat Thunder and his new gizmo friends will use every trick in the book to save their mysterious mansion from being sold.

(Italy) Pathe International, 110mins. Dir: Ferzan Ozpetek. Cast: Kasia Smutniak, Francesco Arca, Filippo Scicchitano. Elena and Antonio are total opposites, but find themselves overwhelmed by a mutual attraction that they should avoid and a sudden storm of passion that changes all the rules of the game of their relationships. However, this will not be the only turbulence in Elena’s life.

CinemaxX Studio 18



Master of the Universe

(Germany, Austria) Autlook Filmsales, 88mins. Dir: Marc Bauder. Investment bankers are the real masters of the universe, not politicians, armies or even countries. In economic powerhouse Germany, a top



CineStar 4

Victor “Young” Perez

(France) Picture Tree International, 110mins. Dir: Jacques Ouaniche. Cast: Brahim Asloum, Steve Suissa, Isabella Orsini, Patrice Bouchitey.

CineStar 1

Food Chains

(US) Visit Films, 86mins. Dir: Sanjay Rawal. Cast:



A Film By Arthur Landon





SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8 Eric Schlosser, Eva Longoria, Dolores Huerta. In this expose, an intrepid group of workers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry. CinemaxX Studio 19


Generation Kplus


Dir: Lourens Blok Prod: Lemming Film Sales: Attraction Distribution (feature, 85’) 12:30 Zoo Palast 1

(France) Wild Bunch, 90mins. Dir: Raphael Frydman. Cast: Remi Gaillard. For more than a decade Remi Gaillard’s online pranks have won him international fame. Ten years of doing “whatever”: hyper sketches, hidden cameras and tricks that have made him and his cohorts famous. CinemaxX 1

14:40 Dinosaur 13

(US) Dogwoof, 105mins. Dir: Todd Miller. The true tale behind one of the greatest discoveries in history. Parliament

Market 14:40 Way Back Home

(South Korea) CJ Entertainment, 130mins. Dir: Eunjin Pang. Cast: Doyeon Jeon, Soo Ko.

A caring mother and sensitive woman thousands of miles from home finds herself plunged into a legal ordeal involving drugs. CineStar 5

Way Back Home

Generation 14plus


Dir: Tamar van den Dop Prod: Revolver Co-prod: IJswater Films Sales: Wide Management (feature, 107’) 17:20 CinemaxX 18 (EFM)

See box, right

14:45 Hard Drive

(Canada) The Yellow Affair, 90mins. Dir: William D MacGillivray. Cast: Douglas Smith, Laura Wiggins, Megan Follows. When Debs, a beautiful American runaway, lands in the neighbourhood where the charming but underachieving Ditch lives with his mom, it doesn’t take long for them to find each other. CinemaxX Studio 11

14:50 Nine Days and One Morning


Dir: Gioia F. Smid Prod: Pim & Pom BV Sales: Attraction Distribution (feature, 70’) 09:30 CinemaxX 18 (EFM)

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(Russia) Intercinema Agency, 85mins. Dir: Vera Storozheva. Cast: Anna Sherbinina, Olga Popova, Xavier Gallais, Sergey Puskepalis. Anna, adopted by a French couple as a child, returns to her hometown with a charity mission. She doesn’t understand Russians. Her home is France. Horrified, she watches her boyfriend admire the Russian mentality. CinemaxX Studio 17


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Free Range

(Estonia) LevelK, 104mins. Dir: Veiko Ounpuu. Cast:

Lauri Lagle, Jaanika Arum, Laura Peterson, Peeter Volkonski. CinemaxX Studio 14

15:00 Djinn

(UAE) Fortissimo Films, 86mins. Dir: Tobe Hooper. Cast: Razane Jammal, Khalid Laith, Aiysha Hart, Carole Abboud. An Emirati couple return home from a trip and discover that their new apartment has been built on a site that is home to some malevolent beings. CineStar 6

Mission: Sputnik

(Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic) Attraction Distribution, 83mins. Dir: Markus Dietrich. Cast: Flora Li Thiemann, Finn Fiebig, Luca Johannsen, Emil von Schonfels. November 9, 1989, the day the Berlin Wall came down. A 10-year-old girl and her friends attempt to use their teleportation device to beam her uncle back to East Germany but instead, as they witness on TV, end up beaming everyone in their town into West Germany. Marriott 1

The Guest

(US) HanWay Films, 100mins. Dir: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Lance Reddick. David is the perfect guest. Friendly and helpful, this young soldier arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, appearing to be a good friend of their beloved son who died in action. CinemaxX 10

Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha 2

(Japan) Toei Company, 85mins. Dir: Toshiaki Komura. Cast: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Kenichi Matsuyama, Yoko Maki, Hidetaka Yoshioka. After the great departure of the Prince, Siddhartha travels towards the forest of penance together with one-eye Dhepa and Assaji who has an ability to foresee things. Marriott 3

Me, Myself and Mum

(France) Gaumont, 87mins. Dir: Guillaume Gallienne. Cast: Guillaume Gallienne, Francoise Fabian, Andre Marcon, Diane Kruger. CinemaxX 2

Andreu, Frankie Andreu, David Walsh. CinemaxX 4


(Spain) Imagina International Sales, 95mins. Dir: Fernando Franco. Cast: Marian Alvarez, Rosana Pastor, Manolo Solo, Ramon Barea. Ana is unaware that she suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. This illness prevents her from being happy and causes her to have self-destructive urges. CinemaxX Studio 12

15:15 Free Range

(Estonia) LevelK, 104mins. Dir: Veiko Ounpuu. Cast: Lauri Lagle, Jaanika Arum, Laura Peterson, Peeter Volkonski. CinemaxX 6

15:25 N – The Madness of Reason

(Belgium, Germany, Netherlands) Wide/Wide House, 102mins. Dir: Peter Kruger. Cast: Abiba Sawadogo. A magical film on the confrontation between the Western mind and African spirituality. CinemaxX Studio 18

15:30 Jack

Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story

(Australia) ABC Commercial, 97mins. Dir: Alex Holmes. Cast: Lance Armstrong, Betsy

(Germany) Beta Cinema, 103mins. Dir: Edward Berger. Cast: Ivo Pietzker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Vincent Redetzki. CineStar 2





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15:45 The Police Officer’s Wife

(Germany) The Match Factory, 172mins. Dir: Philip Groning. Cast: Alexandra Finder, David Zimmerschied, Horst Rehberg, Lars Rudolph. A simple film. A man, a woman, a child. A small town. The square apartment. Perfect sundays. The story of a young family. Zoo Palast 2

Weekends in Normandy

(France) Films Distribution, 90mins. Dir: Anne Villaceque. Cast: Karin Viard, Noemie Lvovsky, Jacques Gamblin, Ulrich Tukur. Nothing seems to be going right for Christine. Jean is leaving her, Sylvette and Ulrich, her oldest friends, are a little less friendly. It’s all falling apart. The lives of two couples, in and out of love, as weekends go by. MGB-Kino

16:00 Hunting Elephants

(US, Israel) Bleiberg Entertainment, 107mins. Dir: Reshef Levi. Cast: Patrick Stewart, Moni


Moshonov, Sasson Gabai, Gil Blank. Three wily old men and a clever kid team up to rob a bank. dffb-Kino

Seven Little Killers See box, below

16:10 Bloodlust

(UK) Cinemavault, 87mins. Dir: Richard Johnstone. Cast: Victoria Hopkins, Angela Zahra. CinemaxX Studio 13



Champ of the Camp

(Philippines) Electric Entertainment, 92mins. Dir: Hannah Espia. Cast: Irma Adlawan, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Ping Medina, Marc Justine Alvarez. Explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their precarious lives.

(UAE) Wide/Wide House, 75mins. Dir: Mahmoud Kaabour.

CinemaxX Studio 19

Truth or Dare

(France) EuropaCorp, 83mins. Dir: Francois Desagnat. Cast: Philippe Lellouche, Vanessa Demouy, Christian Vadim, David Brecourt. Three old friends in their forties meet up once a week for dinner: Fabrice, a ministerial chief of staff, is married with kids; sales exec Pascal also has kids but is recently divorced; Jules is a playboy actor. CineStar 4

CinemaxX Studio 16


(Ireland) Protagonist Pictures, 95mins. Dir: Lenny Abrahamson. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy. A comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon, who discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank. CinemaxX 1

16:25 The Gambler

(Lithuania, Latvia) Wide/ Wide House, 109mins. Dir: Ignas Jonynas. Cast: Vytautas Kaniusonis, Oona Mekas, Romuald Lavrynovic, Lukas Kersys. Paramedic Vincentas is

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Market 16:00 Seven Little Killers

(Italy) Intramovies, 86mins. Dir: Matteo Andreolli. Cast: Gianmarco Tognazzi, Michele Venitucci. In a small village in the south of Italy,

a group of kids enjoy their youth until — one windy afternoon — something terrible happens. Thirty years later, now adults, they have to deal with the ghosts of their past. Marriott 2


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a passionate gambler, who is forced to make radical decisions to return the debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Love, life and death will be at stake. CinemaxX Studio 15

16:30 A Dream of Iron

(South Korea, US) BOC Features, 98mins. Dir: Kelvin Kyung Kun Park.


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Heart of a Lion See box, right

Making of Heimat

(Germany) ARRI Worldsales, 119mins. Dir: Anja Pohl, Jorg Adolph. Cast: Edgar Reitz, Gernot Roll, Christian Reitz, Salome Kammer. Observes every step in the production of this challenging work, showing the peculiar world of filmmaking from Edgar Reitz’ perspective. CinemaxX Studio 17



festival edition

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Heart of a Lion

(Finland, Sweden) The Yellow Affair, 99mins. Dir: Dome Karukoski. Cast: Peter Franzen, Yusufa Sidibeh, Laura Birn, Jasper Paakkonen.


Teppo meets and falls in love with the beautiful blonde Sari. But this is to be no ordinary love affair. Teppo is a central figure in a neo-Nazi group and when he meets Sari’s son, he is in for a big surprise. CinemaxX Studio 11

(Switzerland) The Salt Company, 120mins. Dir: Claudio Fah. Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Tom Hopper, Ed Skrein, Charlie Murphy.

Switzerland) Gargantua Films, 99mins. Dir: Danilo Beckovic. Cast: Petar Strugar, Sergej Trifunovic, Petar Bozovic, Tihomir Stanic.

They start a game nobody can win.

CineStar IMAX

CinemaxX Studio 14

(Japan) Celluloid Dreams/ Celluloid Nightmares, 85mins. Dir: Sabu. Cast: Ayaka Komatso, Makoto Togashi. A rich doctor, his wife and son receive a mysterious large box. It contains a cage with one of the living dead sitting peacefully inside, along with instructions: “Do not feed meat – will become feral” and a gun in case of any threat to human life.


(Malaysia, India) United Studios, 86mins. Dir: Chuck Powers. Cast: Sean Astin, Tim Curry, Russell Peters. Ribbit is a frog with an identity crisis. Unlike frogs, he hates hopping and has a strong aversion to water. Feeling a misfit, he is full of questions about his life… and so together with his best friend, a flying squirrel, he embarks on a soul-searching journey in search of the truth and his rightful place in this world.

When We Were Boys

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Non-fiction Diary

(South Korea) M-LINE Distribution, 93mins. Dir: Jung Yoon-Suk. Cast: Ko Byung-Chun, Kim HyungTae. CinemaxX 6

17:35 Hotell

Promo Screening – Northmen: A Viking Saga



(Canada) Entertainment One, 106mins. Dir: Richard Goudreau. Cast: Marc Messier, Remy Girard, Pierre Lebeau, Luc Guerin. CineStar 1

16:40 Little Buddho

(Serbia, Slovenia,

16:45 Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

(Norway) Elle Driver, 102mins. Dir: Tommy Wirkola. Cast: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Orjan Gamst. The sequel kicks off right where the first one ended. Martin, the last surviving member of the group of medical students that where attacked by Nazi zombies, manages to fight off Herzog, their leader, and take off with his car. CineStar 6

Gaming Instinct

(Germany) Global Screen, 104mins. Dir: Gregor Schnitzler. Cast: Michelle Barthel, Jannik Schuemann, Maximilian Bruckner. What if life were a game? The brainy but abrasive 15-year-old high school outsider Ada likes this idea. When she meets Alev, the school’s new alpha male, she is she is riveted by him.

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(Netherlands, Germany, Belgium) EYE Film Institute Netherlands, 108mins. Dir: Tamar van den Dop. Cast: Gaite Jansen, Tamar van den Dop, Bob Schwarze. Meis is 15, lives in the back of beyond and aspires to a grand and stirring life, but all that happens is the passing of the time, waiting for the next car to run into the front of the house. CinemaxX Studio 18

(Sweden) MK2, 97mins. Dir: Lisa Langseth. Cast: Alicia Vikander, David Dencik, Anna Bjelkerud, Henrik Norlen. Erika has it all: a good job, lots of friends and a secure relationship. Until the day it all falls apart. Suddenly this perfect life means nothing, and the feelings she once was able to control are no longer within reach. She starts going to group therapy and meets other people with different kinds of traumas. Marriott 2

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(Hong Kong, China) Fortissimo Films, 101mins. Dir: Juno Mak. Cast: Chin Siu-Ho, Kara Wai, Nina Paw, Antony Chan. Set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants, we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead, to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires and zombies. CineStar 4

17:40 We Gotta Get Out of This Place

(US) Lightning Entertainment, 91mins. Dir: Zeke and Simon



Hawkins. Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Logan Huffmann, Jeremy Allen White, Mark Pellegrino. With only weeks left until his girlfriend Sue and best friend Bobby leave their dead-end hometown for college, BJ robs his workplace safe of all its cash. Loaded with stolen money, he treats the group to one last blowout weekend. After arriving home from the wild time, the teens find the consequences of BJ’s actions to be brutal and unrelenting CinemaxX Studio 16



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17:45 Torment

(Canada) Filmax International, 82mins. Dir: Jordan Barker. Cast: Robin Dunne, Katie Isabelle. Still coping with the violent assault recently suffered by his wife Sarah, tech millionaire Cory Morgan decides that

a vacation with their three-year-old daughter Emily is exactly what the family needs, and so they visit their holiday cottage in the countryside. But someone has been staying there in the Morgans’ absence. CinemaxX Studio 13

(US) Voltage Pictures, 90mins. Dir: Claudia Myers. Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Ron Livingston, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Pablo Schreiber. A decorated US Army medic and single mother returns home from an extended tour in Afghanistan to discover that the bond with her five-year-old son has been broken. As she struggles to reclaim her son’s affection she must also reintegrate into life after deployment, but is haunted by her memories from Afghanistan. Zoo Palast 4




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(US) Jinga Films, 83mins. Dir: Rick Rosenthal. Cast: Eloise Mumford, Matt O’Leary, Amir Khalighi, Whip Hubley. A topical thriller about the ethics of remote-control warfare. Parliament

God Only Knows

(US) Synchronicity Entertainment, 110mins. Dir: James Mottern. Cast: Ben Barnes, Toby Jones, Harvey Keitel, Leighton Meester. When Nick a smoothtalking, ambitious young man begins running with an old-school, no-nonsense Boston crime syndicate, he soon realises that making his own rules puts those

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(Italy) Rai Trade, 114mins. Dir: Marco Manetti, Antonio Manetti. Cast: Alessandro Roja, Giampaolo Morelli, Paolo Sassanelli, Peppe Servillo. Present-day Naples. After obtaining his diploma at the conservatory, Paco ends up being a sophisticated yet unemployed pianist. His mother manages to pull some strings and gets him hired by the Police corps, but he is relegated to a police station because of his total ineptitude. CinemaxX 1

18:15 Johnson

(US) The Salt Company, 85mins. Dir: Huck Botko. Cast: Cam Gigandet, Nick Thune, Katherine Cunningham, Jamie Chung. Charismatic womaniser Rich Johnson receives his comeuppance after his penis mysteriously leaves his body and takes human form. Stripped of his manhood and pitted against his alter ego, Rich must find a way to get his johnson back while learning how to be a better man in the process. CinemaxX Studio 11

18:20 Superchondriac

(France) Pathe International, 107mins. Dir: Dany Boon. Cast: Dany Boon, Kad Merad, Alice Pol, Judith El Zein. When you’re convinced that one kiss might mean contracting a serious illness, it’s hard to meet the woman of your dreams. Anna believes Romain is the charismatic hero of a Slavic revolution, and Romain must overcome his phobia to earn his place in her heart. CineStar 1

Wicked Blood

(US) VMI Worldwide, 90mins. Dir: Mark Young. Cast: Abigail Breslin, Sean Bean,

James Purefoy, Alexa Vega. A young woman puts herself in the middle of rival criminal gangs in order to save her family. She sets in motion a violent plan that has only two ways out: death or freedom. Marriott 1

18:25 Brazilian Western

(Brazil) Imagina International Sales, 105mins. Dir: Rene Sampaio. Cast: Fabricio Boliveira, Isis Valderde, Felipe Abib, Antonio Calloni. Loosely based on legendary Brazilian rock band Legiao Urbana’s seminal folk song, Rene Sampaio’s lyrical, fable-like debut feature follows a young man from the provinces who decides to try his luck in the capital, where he falls in with a rough crowd – and falls for a senator’s daughter. CinemaxX Studio 14


(Czech Republic, Slovakia) Latido Films, 100mins. Dir: Jan Hrebejk. Cast: Ana Geislerova, Stanislav Majer, Jiri Cerny, Kristina Fuitova. It was supposed to be the most beautiful day of her life. CinemaxX Studio 15

18:30 Millions

(Germany) T Films, 83mins. Dir: Fabian Mohrke. Cast: Andreas Dohler, Carola Sigg, Levin Henning, Godehard Giese. Cracking the 22 million euro lottery jackpot, Torsten is faced with plenty of decisions to make: who should he tell about his new fortune? Who should he share it with? CinemaxX Studio 12

18:35 The Crocodile of Botswanga

(France) Films Distribution, 90mins. Dir: Fabrice Eboue, Lionel Steketee. Cast: Thomas Ngijol, Fabrice Eboue, Claudia Tagbo, Ibrahim Koma.


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Leslie, French soccer rising star, is Didier’s protege. Marechal Bobo, the unpredictable President of Botswanga, invites Leslie to discover his motherland and Didier to join him on this trip. Lost in his megalomaniac fantasies, what Marechal Bobo wants most is to see Leslie play for the national soccer team. CineStar 5

Iglesia. Cast: Carmen Maura, Mario Casas, Hugo Silva, Carolina Bang. Desperate dad Jose and friends run from a coven of witches hell-bent on their souls and on the 25,000 wedding rings the guys stole from a Cash-forGold shop in a desperate attempt to escape their lives of wife troubles. CinemaxX 2

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(US) Celluloid Dreams/Celluloid Nightmares, 90mins. Dir: Luke McKee, Chris Siverston. Cast: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler. When the head cheerleader is unexpectedly killed in a freak accident, self-styled

outsider Maddy shocks the remaining team by trying out for the new vacancy. Maddy’s got revenge in mind, but then things turn uugly at a drunken bonfire party. Our gang of cheerleaders must become unlikely allies in a supernatural showdown against the boys. MGB-Kino

(Romania, Czech Republic, Sweden) Aparte Film, 98mins. Dir: Damian Anca. Cast: Sives Jamie, Ularu Ana, Bodnia Kim, Cavaliotti Diana. An unsettled summer; hot weather in the day and violent atmospheric disturbances by night is the background of this urban story, in a continental city. It is an ironic, darkly comedic look at modern relationships, with a large nod to Pirandello – a story within a story, where the characters become aware of being in a film. CinemaxX Studio 17

18:40 The Punk Singer

(US) Autlook Filmsales, 83mins. Dir: Sini Anderson. Interweaves the pulsating recent history of music and feminists waves with intimate interviews, where Hanna for the first time talks about the diagnosis behind her sudden disappearance from public and her comeback. CineStar 6

18:45 Finding Vivian Maier

(US) HanWay Films, 84mins. Dir: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel. Cast: Steve Lynch, Martin Fuchs. A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. CineStar 2


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(Austria, Germany) The Match Factory, 109mins. Dir: Erwin Wagenhofer. We’re living in times of sweeping changes, crises and disorientation. The financial system, energy, climate change: all the problems in these areas have one thing in common, they were created by humans.


All Cheerleaders Die

(Poland) New Europe Film Sales, 131mins. Dir: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze. Cast: Jowita Budnik, Antoni Pawlicki, Zbigniew Walerys, Artur Steranko. True story of Papusza – the first Roma woman who put her poems into writing and published them, and therefore confronted the traditional female image in the gypsy community.

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(France) Films Boutique, 121mins. Dir: Agnes Trouble. Cast: Sylvie Testud, Douglas Gordon, Jacques Bonnaffe, LouLelia Demerliac. After escaping from her father’s place, Celine, a young girl meets Peter, a British truck driver. Together they start a luminous trip in his red truck. Celine has a dark secret. So does he. CinemaxX Studio 18

19:20 Uvanga

(Canada) Arnait Video Productions, 86mins. Dir: Marie-Helene Cousineau, Madeline Ivalu. Cast: Marianne Farley, Lukasi Forrest, Travis Kunnuk. A Montreal woman and her 14-year-old son travel to the High Arctic for him to meet his later father’s Inuit family for the first time. Under the constant summer sun, the joy of homecoming is tempered with disturbing memories.

19:45 The Dirties

(Canada) Ellipsis Media International, 83mins. Dir: Matt Johnson. Cast: Matthew Johnson, Owen Williams, Krista Madison, Brandon Wickens. Two best friends, Matt and Owen, a pair of misfit high-school students who love making and talking about movies, are the victims of systematic bullying at the hands of The Dirties, a group of classmates who constantly humiliate them. But soon, the two boys start fantasizing about revenge. CinemaxX Studio 11

20:10 Life After Beth

(US) XYZ Films, 87mins. Dir: Jeff Baena. Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon. CineStar 6

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(Brazil) FiGa Films, 95mins. Dir: Davi Pretto. Cast: Joao Carlos Castanha, Celina Castanha.

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Witching & Bitching

Doc & Film International, 105mins. Dir: Mehran Tamadon. This film recounts my attempts to engage in dialogue with those who defend the Iranian regime. Over a three-year period, I sought to persuade them to come and spend a few days, living with me in a house, to discuss a fundamental issue: how, in practical terms, could we find a way to co-exist?


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Beloved Sisters (Ger-Aust) Dominik Graf

Graf’s historical love story is based on the real-life relationship between 18th-century poet and philosopher Friedrich Schiller ★★★★ ★★★★(Hannah ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ (Florian Stetter)★★★★ and Caroline Lengefeld Herzsprung), as well as her sister, Charlotte (Henriette Confurius).

Stations Of The Cross (Ger) Dietrich Brüggemann

Lea van Acken plays Maria, a 14-year-old girl who comes from a family of fundamentalist Catholics. She wishes to devote her ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ life to worship and plans to complete her own personal 14 ★★★★ stations of the★★★★ cross, inspired by Jesus on his path to Golgotha.


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History Of Fear (Arg-UrugGer-Fr) Benjamin Naishtat

Naishtat’s debut feature explores the culture of paranoia in an exclusive gated community on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ where a young man (Jonathan★★★★ Da Rosa) trims★★★★ the extensive★★★★ lawns and looks after the football pitch. ★★★★

Blind Massage (Chi-Fr) Lou Ye

Lou, who worked with a mixed cast of blind and sighted actors, portrays the desires and dreams of a group of blind massage ★★★★ and★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ therapists, sketches the reality of life in★★★★ modern day China.

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In Order Of Disappearance Moland’s third film in Competition centres on the driver (Stellan Skarsgard) of a snow-blower in Norway who finds himself in ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ (Nor-Swe-Den) Hans Petter Moland the middle of a drug war between Norwegian and Serbian mafia groups. Bruno Ganz co-stars.


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Life Of Riley (Fr) Alain Resnais

Two-time Silver Bear-winner Resnais’ French-language comedy drama follows three couples whose peaceful lives in the ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ English countryside are ruffled★★★★ by an enigmatic man called★★★★ George Riley. ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★

Inbetween Worlds (Ger) Feo Aladag

Shot in secret in the mountainous regions between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Inbetween Worlds follows the friendship ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ trying ★★★★ between a German solider (Ronald Zehrfeld)★★★★ and a young interpreter to protect an★★★★ Afghan village★★★★ from the Taliban.

Praia Do Futuro (Bra-Ger) Karim Ainouz

Ainouz’s film follows a Brazilian lifeguard (Wagner Moura) who rescues a German tourist, falls in love with him and heads to ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ Berlin, where he★★★★ is liberated and confused by life in the city.

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Aloft (Sp-Can-Fr) Claudia Llosa

Previous Golden Bear winner Llosa’s drama is about a mother and son whose relationship is strained by an accident in the ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ past. Jennifer Connelly, Cillian★★★★ Murphy and Mélanie Laurent★★★★ star.

Black Coal, Thin Ice (Chi-HK) Diao Yinan

Diao’s dark thriller tells the story of a retired policeman turned security guard whose investigation into a serial killer finds the ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ victims are all linked romantically to one woman. He soon ★★★★ falls under her★★★★ spell. Liao Fan★★★★ and Gwei Lun★★★★ Mei star.

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Macondo (Aust) Sudabeh Mortezai

Documentary-maker Mortezai’s first fiction feature is a coming-of-age story that focuses on a Chechen boy who has lost his ★★★★ ★★★★a refugee ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ father in the war★★★★ and lives in Macondo, settlement outside Vienna, with his mother and two★★★★ sisters.

The Little House (Jap) Yoji Yamada

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