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Match Factory wooed by Gomes’s Arabian Nights Nanni Moretti

Mia Madre goes to Films Distribution BY MELANIE GOODFELLOW

Films Distribution has acquired worldwide rights to Nanni Moretti’s upcoming dramedy Mia Madre about a film director juggling her contrasting public and private lives. Margherita Buy, John Turturro and Moretti lead the cast in the film, which is currently shooting in Rome. Buy plays a successful film director whose powerful on-set persona is at odds with her private self. On set, Buy’s character takes command; at home she is at the mercy of her ailing mother and taciturn adolescent son. Turturro plays a US actor in a film she is shooting; Moretti plays the film-maker’s brother. The $10.9m (¤8m) production is lead-produced by Domenico Procacci’s Rome-based Fandango, with Moretti’s Sacher Film, France’s Le Pacte and Germany’s Film Boutique on board as co-producers. Moretti wrote the script with Francesco Piccolo, who also worked on We Have A Pope and Paolo Virzi’s Human Capital, and Valia Santella.


German outfit The Match Factory has begun talking to buyers at the EFM about Tabu director Miguel Gomes’s latest project, Arabian Nights (As 1001 Noites). Gomes’s film transposes contemporary Portugal — beset by the economic crisis — into the structure of the famous collection of folk tales, One Thousand And One Nights (aka The Arabian Nights). Stories will be based on real events taken from news and press in Portugal during the production period. The one-year shoot started in early December 2013 and will con-

tinue throughout 2014. The cast includes Adriano Luz, Carloto Cotta, Rogerio Samora, Diogo Doria and Crista Alfaiate. Co-writers include Tabu writer Mariana Ricardo and Tabu editor Telmo Churro. Uncle Boonmee cin-

ematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom is also on board. The production has also created an online blog (www.as1001noites. com/en) for the film featuring contributions from Portuguese journalists and illustrators. O Som E A Furia produces with Shellac Sud, Komplizen Film and BOX Productions. Arthouse sales firm The Match Factory, which has four films in Competition at the Berlinale and one in Panorama, previously repped Gomes’s Venice 2013 premiere, Redemption, and his 2012 Berlinale Competition drama, Tabu.

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IFT rings up Cell sales BY JEREMY KAY

International Film Trust (IFT) has announced deals on its Stephen King adaptation, Cell, shooting now in the US with John Cusack. Rights have gone to Germany (Tele München) and Italy (Notorious) on the thriller from Benaroya Pictures and The Genre Company. Deals also closed in Greece (Hollywood), Switzerland (Praesens), Bulgaria (Bulgaria Film), former Yugoslavia (Blitz), Poland (Monolith), Latin America (Leda), China (HGC), Hong Kong (Deltamac), India (PictureWorks), Indonesia (PT Amero), Malaysia and Thailand (Sahamongkol) and the Middle East (Shooting Stars).

Celluloid boards Walken drama George Clooney, John Goodman and The Monuments Men team at the film’s press call in Berlin yesterday

Myriad blown away by Gale Myriad Pictures is reuniting with director Ruba Nadda, producer Daniel Iron and their Cairo Time star, Patricia Clarkson, on October Gale. Kirk D’Amico’s company secured world sales rights to the Canadian thriller and has been introducing it to buyers here at the EFM. Principal photography is set to kick off in the spring, with Torontobased Iron of Blue Ice Pictures producing with David Collins of Ireland’s Samson Films.

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D’Amico executive produces with Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Emily Alden of Canada’s Pacific Northwest Pictures. October Gale follows a doctor who becomes embroiled in a deadly struggle when she has to put her late husband’s affairs in order. Myriad’s EFM slate also includes You’re Not You and Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut, The Long Midnight Of Barney Thomson. Jeremy Kay

Skarsgard moves for Traitor BY WENDY MITCHELL

Stellan Skarsgard, here in Berlin with Nymphomaniac and In Order Of Disappearance, is in talks to join Our Kind Of Traitor. Ewan McGregor leads the cast of the John le Carré spy thriller, which will start shooting before the summer. StudioCanal is handling international sales and distributing in the UK, France, Germany and Australia. Producers are Simon and Ste-

phen Cornwell for The Ink Factory and Andrea Calderwood and Gail Egan for Potboiler Productions. StudioCanal backs with Film4. Hossein Amini adapts the script and Susanna White will direct the project (replacing the previously announced Justin Kurzel). StudioCanal previously had a hit with another le Carré adaptation, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Skarsgard has also recently shot Kenneth Branagh’s live-action Cinderella.

Celluloid Dreams has boarded sales on music-based drama, Little Rootie Tootie, set to star Christopher Walken and Lenny Kravitz, and directed by Dan Algrant (Greetings From Tim Buckley). The film charts a dysfunctional family of musicians who try to stop their careers and family from falling apart. Walken will play a veteran jazz pianist. Due to shoot in New York City in late spring, producers are River Bend Pictures’ Stan Erdreich, A to Z’s Fred Zollo and Algrant, and Dalifey’s Paul Condoleon. Grammy winner Terence Blanchard will be creating original music. Additional casting is underway. Also new to Celluloid’s slate is Berlinale Panorama entry Things People Do. Andreas Wiseman


Vertical takes A Fine Step

McNamara believes in Santa

by Jeremy Kay

Soul Surfer director Sean McNamara has signed on to Young Santa, an adaptation of L Frank Baum’s The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus. Joel Smith, Gudrun Giddings, David Brookwell, Daniel Wagner and Christian Arnold-Beutel are producing the live-action feature film and Stuart Pollok is on board as executive producer. David Casci adapted the screenplay about how a little boy became Father Christmas.

Vertical Entertainment has struck a deal at the EFM with VMI Worldwide for US rights to the family film A Fine Step. VMI has also licensed rights in Canada (Mongrel Media), France (Zylo), Germany (Capelight Pictures), Australia/New Zealand (Umbrella Entertainment), Africa (M-Net Channel) and eastern Europe (Daro Film Distribution). Luke Perry, Armand Assante, and Leonor Varela star in the story of an injured horseman who recovers with the help of a girl. “This film is core to our content strategy — a great story that will inspire audiences and families,” said a Vertical spokesperson. “We believe Vertical is the perfect partner for releasing this picture in the US,” said a VMI spokesperson. “Their expertise in family film is well established and we have great confidence in their distribution plans for A Fine Step.” Rich Goldberg and Peter Jarowey of Vertical negotiated the deal with Andre Relis of VMI Worldwide.

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“We very much look forward to bringing Sean McNamara’s vision of L Frank Baum’s holiday fantasy

to the big screen,” said Smith and Arnold-Beutel. “With such icons known all over the world and a great producing team, we believe we will create an instant family entertainment classic.” McNamara added: “It has always been my dream to direct a Christmas movie and now I have that opportunity with this wonderful script and L Frank Baum story.” Baum is best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz.

Continental takes Noble Shooting Stars by Jeremy Kay

James Andrew Felts and Matthew Shreder’s Continental Media has secured world sales rights to Noble, set to receive Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema later today. Stephen Bradley wrote and directed the UK-Ireland production about Christina Noble, the Irishwoman who overcame a

harsh childhood and launched a charity to look after street children in Vietnam and Mongolia. Deirdre O’Kane, Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), Liam Cunningham (Game Of Thrones), Ruth Negga and Sarah Greene star. Melanie Gore-Grimes produced and Michael J Hunt served as executive producer through his private equity company Ansty Productions.

shines bright by Wendy Mitchell

Shooting Stars has added four titles for the Middle East here at the EFM. They include two from Rezo Films: Peter Sattler’s Camp X-Ray starring Kristen Stewart, and Alps-set horror The Station. It also bought four from Carnaby International, including Dark Peak and Lemon Tree Passage from Odin’s Eye.

Wildcard strikes for duo by Andreas Wiseman

Irish distributor Wildcard has acquired UK and Ireland rights to dramas Run & Jump and Love Eternal. Steph Green’s Run & Jump, picked up from Global Screen, stars Will Forte, Maxine Peake and Ed MacLiam in the tale of a US doctor who travels to Ireland to investigate a family after one of its members suffers a stroke that changes their personality. Wildcard will release in May. IFC already has US rights. Also new to the slate is Brendan Muldowney’s Love Eternal, currently being sold at the EFM by Reel Suspects. Based on the Japanese novel In Love With The Dead, the film centres on an isolated and death-fixated young man who tries to make sense of the world by getting closer to death. The well-travelled drama stars Robert De Hoog (Skin) and Pollyanna McIntosh. Wildcard has also recently picked up Dublin skateboard doc Hill Street.


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berlin briefs Dog’s Life for Travolta John Travolta and Salma Hayek will star in Nick Guthe’s drama A Three Dog Life, which The Solution Entertainment Group is shopping at the EFM.

Fidalgo inks Violette deal Fidalgo Films has taken Norwegian rights to Martin Provost’s French film, Violette, starring Emmanuelle Devos as French novelist Violette Leduc.

Friedkin has Dream tribute CPH:PIX will give William Friedkin a unique retrospective tribute on April 3, when Tangerine Dream perform their score from the director’s 1977 feature, Sorcerer, live at Tivoli’s Concert Hall in Copenhagen.

Main Street ups Nicolaou Production, acquisitions and distribution company Main Street Films has promoted Sophie Nicolaou to VP of marketing and communications. Films in Main Street’s pipeline include Barely Lethal and Your Right Mind.

Doha backs 20 including Fear By Wendy Mitchell

Doha Film Institute has selected 20 projects for its first global film grants programme, including post-production support for Benjamin Naishtat’s debut feature,

History Of Fear, which premieres here today in Competition. The grants go to mostly first or second features from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa

(MENA) region; the 20 were selected from 396 applications. This is the first round of global grants, which were previously only available to MENA projects. Awards are $2,500-$100,000 each.

doha film institute-backed projects The narrative features backed Men In The Sun, Mahdi Fleifel The Returning, Ehab Tarabieh Burning Birds, Sanjeewa Pushpakumara By The Time It Gets Dark, Anocha Suwichakornpong

Hedi, Mohamed Ben Attia House Without Roof, Soleen Yusef Lamb, Yared Zeleke Land, Babak Jalali Mountain, Joao Salaviza The Wounded Angel, Emir Baigazin History Of Fear, Benjamin Naishtat

Buyers make turn for Turning By Wendy Mitchell

LevelK is busy with sales on The Turning, which has its gala screening tonight in Berlin. Deals have now been done with Russia/CIS (Russian Report), Benelux (FilmFreak Distribution) and world airline rights (CineSky Pics). The film is already a local hit in Australia for Madman and Cinema­ Plus, earning more than $1.3m.

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The adaptation of Tim Winton’s book is directed in segments by film-makers including Warwick Thornton, Robert Connolly, Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham and Justin Kurzel. The cast includes Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving. The film is produced by Connolly and Maggie Miles for Arenamedia Australia.

Documentaries include Holy Cow, Imamaddin Hasanov Memory Exercises, Paz Encina Sidi Amar, Mohamed Ouzine The Siren Of Faso Fani, Michel K Zongo The Stopover, Laurent Ait Benalla

Raven swoops on debut horror Jeremy Kay

Raven Banner has acquired international sales rights at the EFM to Marc Carreté’s feature directorial debut and paranormal horror, Asmodexia. XYZ Films represents North American rights to the story of a grandfather and granddaughter exorcist team who travel through Barcelona plying their trade. Raven’s Michael Paszt and James Fler negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin and Todd Brown of XYZ Films on behalf of the producers.

Dunn steers Year Of Wonders By Wendy Mitchell

Jan Dunn (Gypo) is set to direct the film adaptation of Geraldine Brooks’ Year Of Wonders for producers Michael Knowles of Now Films and James Collie of Violet Pictures. Creative England is backing the project’s development. Pulitzer winner Brooks’ 2001 novel Year Of Wonders is a fiction-

alised story about a housemaid living in the English village of Eyam, Derbyshire, which in real life quarantined itself in 1666 rather than spread the plague. Dunn is also directing another adaptation, Rose Tremain’s Sacred Country, which will start pre-production this spring. The story is about a girl fighting to change her gender in a small town.


Der Samurai

Hennie fired up for Pyromaniac by Wendy Mitchell

Peccadillo picks up two By Andreas Wiseman

Peccadillo Pictures has picked up UK rights to Perspektive Deutsches Kino title Der Samurai and Panorama entry Test. Till Kleinert’s debut, Der Samurai, follows the story of a local police officer who is on the hunt for a mass murderer described as a wolf, who uses a samurai sword to carry out his killings in an isolated German village. Peccadillo inked the deal with producer Schattenkante. The UK LGBT specialist has also acquired Chris Mason Johnson’s Test from Reel Suspects. The drama charts a love story between two dancers in the early days of the AIDS crisis in 1980s San Francisco.

The Norwegian Film Institute has allocated $10.5m (¤7.7m) for seven new Norwegian feature productions, including Pyromaniac by Erik Skjoldbjaerg, which is being presented here in the Co-Production Market. Headhunters’ Aksel Hennie is set to star. Bjorn Olaf Johannessen is adapting from Gaute Heivoll’s novel about an arsonist posing as a fireman in 1970s small-town Norway. Pravda Film produces. Maipo Film is planning a sequel to Arild Fröhlich’s Doctor Proctor’s

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Fart Powder (sold here by TrustNordisk), with a script being written now for Doctor Proctor, Bubble In The Bathtub. A Thousand Times Good Night director Erik Poppe is planning The King’s Choice, set against Nazi Germany’s invasion of Norway in

EFP’s SHOOTING stars 2014 cosmina stratan (rom) beyond the hills What inspired you to become an actor? I was pleased with my journalism job, but still felt something was missing. I started to spend time in theatres. Six months later, I was at drama school. What attracts you to a role? The story and the character. If it

throws me outside my comfort zone, then it’s a good start. What advice would you give to aspiring young actors? Get a dog — it helps with the breaks between projects and keeps you active. What are you working on next? I have a feature to prepare this year.

1940. Jan Trygve Royneland and Harald Rosenlow Eeg are writing the script for producer Paradox. NFI is also backing three feature debuts: Charlotte Blom’s comedy Staying Alive with Maipo Film; Kjersti G Steinsbo’s psychological drama, The Doll In The Ceiling for producer Den Siste Skilling; and Thale Persen’s Julekongen — Full Rustning, a feature spin-off of popular holiday TV series The King Of Christmas, from a script by Rosenlow Eeg and produced by Frederick Howard for Storm Films.

berlin briefs Archstone gets Badassdom Archstone Distribution is to handle international sales on adventure comedy Knights Of Badassdom. The sales slate includes Road To Paloma directed by and starring Jason Momoa, The Echo Effect and The Elevator.

Tarr gets jury duty Hungarian director Bela Tarr will be the president of the Competition jury at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival. The festival honoured Tarr last year with its Honorary Heart of Sarajevo.

Wide kisses Darkness Wide Management has taken on sales for James Townsend’s Kissing Darkness, which stars Sean Paul Lockhart in the story of a group of gay college boys who unleash a spirit during a camping trip.

ZDF finds Pettson, Findus ZDF Enterprises have picked up international rights for the first liveaction film to be based on the Pettson and Findus books by Swedish writer Sven Nordqvist.

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berlin briefs TWC plays Imitation Game with Cumberbatch The Weinstein Company has paid $7m for codebreaker war drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. FilmNation represents international sales.

Canales gets the Fear Vicente Canales’ Film Factory has announced the initial line-up from its new genre arm, Fear Factory. Titles include Alex de la Iglesia’s Shrew’s Nest, Paco Plaza’s Damned Friday and Purgatory, from the producers of The Orphanage.

Sony goes on Tour Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has closed a deal with Fortitude International for all international English-speaking territories, Latin America and select European territories to James Ponsoldt’s The End Of The Tour, starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg.

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Weingartner heads Underground by Martin Blaney

Hans Weingartner is set to make his English-language directorial debut with an adaptation of Larry Orbach and Vivien OrbachSmith’s bestseller, Soaring Underground (Der Taucher). The true story of Orbach as a young German-Jewish teenager struggling to survive in Berlin during the Second World War will be produced by Hank Levine Film, one of the producers of Competition film Praia Do Futuro.

Weingartner, director of The Edukators, told Screen: “The story personally appealed to me because the protagonist isn’t a victim, he shows resistance to the Nazi regime, and this theme of resistance is one that has run through almost all of my films. Everything you need for a film is in the story — emotions, humanity as well as a lot of humour.” Levine is now in talks with US investors to board the international co-production.

EFP’s SHOOTING stars 2014 Maria Dragus (ger) summer outside What inspired you to become an actor? I always wanted to be a performer. My dad works as a musician in a theatre — that’s why I got involved with opera and theatre acting at a very young age. But it was only after working on The White Ribbon that I knew I wanted to be an actress in the future.

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What attracts you to a role? If a part seems challenging to me, I am more than happy to go in for an adventure. What are you working on next? I’m starting shooting on a new miniseries, produced by Wiedemann & Berg and directed by Alexander Dierbach, in March. I’ll have the pleasure of playing my first real adult.

Levine, whose past credits include Oscar-nominated films City Of God and Wasteland, is also in pre-production on an international feature doc, Exodus, which he will also direct this year. Shooting at locations in Germany, Brazil, Africa and Asia, the film focuses on refugees trying to make a new life for themselves far from their homes. It will see Levine working again with Fernando Meirelles’ 02 Filmes after he served as co-producer on City Of God.

EFM debut for LGBT sales arm By Martin Blaney

French LGBT distributor Outplay’s fledgling sales arm, Outplay Films, is making its first appearance at this year’s EFM. The outfit has a line-up including Ester Martin Bergsmark’s Something Must Break, straight from playing in competition in Rotterdam — where it won a Tiger — and Gothenburg. The outfit’s head of international acquisitions and sales, Philippe Tasca, also has lined up Moroccan writer-director Abdellah Taia’s Salvation Army; Argentinian filmmaker Rodrigo Guerrero’s The Third One; Yannick Delhaye’s doc Hands Untied — Looking For Gay Israeli Cinema; and Mark Thiedeman’s Last Summer. Before joining Outplay, Tasca headed up his own sales company, Rendez-vous Pictures. That firm will no longer acquire new titles, although sales and festival bookings are possible for its back catalogue, which includes Bobo Jelcic’s A Stranger and Constantina Voulgaris’ All Cats Are Brilliant.


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Beloved Sisters Reviewed by Fionnuala Halligan Dominik Graf ’s handsomely mounted Beloved Sisters (Die Geliebten Schwestern) is an in-depth exploration of an unconventional love affair in a highly conventional society — the affair being that between the 18th-century German philosopher and poet Friedrich Schiller and the sisters Caroline von Beulwitz and Charlotte von Lengefeld. Graf (The Red Cockatoo) has long been intrigued by the dark corners of a love triangle, and Beloved Sisters probes its angles fully. While the characters in the story clearly existed and enjoyed a particularly close relationship, Graf has coloured in his screenplay to award them a passionate 13-year love affair with all its twists and turns. It is a challenging prospect at almost three hours in length and set largely among the French-speaking aristocracy of Weimar, Jena and Rudolstadt in the late 1700s, but Beloved Sisters can occasionally thrill with its confident mise-en-scene, splendid craft credits and solid characterisation, particularly from the sisters. With its more accessible focus on the love story rather than Schiller per se, it could perform solidly in Germany, where audiences will be more familiar with the milieu and prepared for its demands. But Beloved Sisters is still a tricky international prospect for the more rarefied end of the cultural spectrum, gaining Germany’s Graf more admirers,

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Competition Ger-Aust. 2014. 170mins Director/screenplay Dominik Graf Production companies Uschi Reich, Bavaria Filmverleih und Produktions International sales Global Screen, Producer Uschi Reich Executive producer Bernd Krause Cinematography Michael Wiesweg Editor Claudia Wolscht Production designer Claus-Jürgen Pfeiffer Music Sven Rossenbach, Florian Van Volxem Main cast Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Maja Maranow, Anne Schäfer, Andreas Pietschmann, Michael Wittenborn

if not quite the commercial rewards that have so far eluded the director at the box office and seen him work successfully in television for the last eight years. Bright Star or Immortal Beloved may be the parallels, but Beloved Sisters is a little more remote than even those literary screen romances. Later to become the star of Weimar literary society and friend of the writer Goethe, Friedrich Schiller (Stetter) is introduced to the two sisters as a penniless young poet who has been exiled from his native Württemberg having made a controversial debut with his play The Robbers. Certainly it is known that Schiller enjoyed a close friendship with the impoverished aristocrat Caroline (Herzsprung) and married her sister Charlotte (Confurius), although speculation as to the nature of their relationship remains just that. Although the sisters are members of the aristocracy and surrounded at all times by servants, they have fallen on hard times and the rebellious Caroline has had to make an unhappy marriage to ­provide the family with an income. Charlotte, meanwhile, has been sent to the Weimar court where her godmother (who is enjoying an affair with Goethe) is expected to make a similarly profitable match. Her failure to achieve this is a public humiliation from which the young girl never fully recovers. Of the two, Caroline is fiery and, it is hinted, mentally unstable, while Charlotte is more docile and reserved. Between both well-drawn characters, they can provide the youthful Schiller — who

enjoys delicate health not to mention precarious financial prospects — with everything he needs, and the sisters form a pact in which, to put it simplistically, Charlotte marries the poet and Caroline sleeps with him. Sex, of course, is the force that will bend the triangle out of shape. The story framing Beloved Sisters does not have much space to move — there are three corners after all, and by the end it is bouncing off all of them in a repeat pattern. But where the affair runs out of steam, the film itself comes alive. Graf ’s sense of period, the lighting, the interiors (rooms, carriages, courts) and bucolic exteriors are all a pleasure and almost justify the extended running time. Baroque shots of opulent and more cramped living quarters are framed obliquely, through half-open doors, making the viewer a voyeur of this decaying society. A member of the Berlin school, Graf draws ­heavily of the talents of his leading actresses, ­Herzsprung and Confurius, who deliver nuanced and credible portrayals of characters from a longgone era who might otherwise feel inaccessible. The focus is much less on Schiller, who remains at a slight remove, although Stetter captures his delicacy well. Technical aspects are top-notch, from score to camera, costumes and flawless production design from Claus-Jürgen Pfeiffer.

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Jacques Ouaniche Brahim Asloum, Steve Suissa, Isabella Orsini, Patrice Bouchitey, Bruce Payne Noé Productions, Mazel Productions, Transfax Films Productions, Pierantoni and Partners, Greenhouse Media Invest Completed Spring 2014

“Brahim is one of those actors who don´t cheat, he truly lives the trick.” L´Equipe, Pierre-Étienne Minonzio 


“MARY Queen of Scots rises well above its roots as a historical drama, for it is an extremely well-directed and imaginatively conceived piece of filmmaking.” “Wonderfully evocative visual and musical interludes, marrying landscapes and music to create an unsettled mood.” “It is amongst the most thrilling treatments of a historical subject I have ever seen.”

Thomas Imbach Camille Rutherford, Mehdi Dehbi, Sean Biggerstaff, Aneurin Barnard Okofilm Productions, SRF Swiss Television, ARTE Completed Spring 2014

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Ragnar Bragason Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir, Ingvar E. Siguðrsson, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson Mystery Island in Co-production with Hummelfilm in Collaboration with Icelandic Film Centre, Nordisk Film & TV Fond & MEDIA Programme of the European Union Completed Spring 2014

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Joy Of Man’s Desiring Reviewed by Jonathan Romney

Two Men In Town


Reviewed by Fionnuala Halligan In Two Men In Town, Rachid Bouchareb takes José Giovanni’s 1973 French film of the same name to a small town in New Mexico, where Forest Whitaker, in a role played originally by Alain Delon, is an ex-con trying to go straight but dogged by an Inspector Javert-like figure played by Harvey Keitel. It is an awkward graft in which none of the players look particularly comfortable, despite a typically powerful central performance from Whitaker which should, along with Bouchareb’s well-defined arthouse pedigree (Indigenes, London River), command attention although mainstream play will prove a challenge for this stilted work. Working with writers Olivier Lorelle and Yasmina Khadra, Bouchareb has upped the dramatic stakes from Giovanni’s film — originally a bank robber, the central character is now a violent cop killer. He has converted to Islam during his 18-year stretch, leading to expectations that Bouchareb may be using Two Men In Town’s premise to examine smalltown America’s relationship with the Muslim faith. The New Mexico milieu, with its vigilante border patrols, also promises a rich dramatic seam. However, it is not entirely clear what Bouchareb is shooting for with Two Men In Town; is it a latter-day Western, an archly iconic morality tale? Some of the film veers towards the anachronistic — Whitaker’s costumes, for example. His character, William Garnett, is the great outsider in a land that doesn’t much like the outsider. Brenda Blethyn’s appearance as an overweight, plaintalking parole officer (the Jean Gabin role) is initially incongruous. She is charged with helping Garnett take his faltering first steps back into society, and the UK actress soon beds down to make the most of the part. Garnett has been a criminal since the age of 11, and this is his fifth prison stretch, for murdering Sheriff Agati’s (Keitel) deputy. Agati won’t let go, although Keitel never seems fully convinced by his mission, and neither will Willie’s former partner in cross-border crime, Terence (Guzman). And despite his desperate attempts at religion, Garnett always seems too fragile for even himself, never mind his adversaries. Dressed like a Nation of Islam follower in his suit, tie and Malcolm X glasses as he drives across the desert on his bashed-up motorbike, Garnett is a peculiar sort of native child with not much in the way of backstory to call home. While French-born Bouchareb shoots New Mexico with a sympathetic eye, there is a lack of ease to this production that can lend a tension to the central plight of Whitaker’s doomed Garrett but also fatally hinders the film’s already erratic flow.

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Fr-Alg-US. 2013. 120mins Director Rachid Bouchareb Production companies Tessalet, Pathé International sales Pathé International, www. Producers Jean Bréhat, Jérome Seydoux Screenplay Olivier Lorelle, Yasmina Khadra, Rachid Bouchareb, adapted from Jose Giovanni’s original screenplay Cinematography Yves Cape Editor Yannick Kergoat Production designer Yan Arlaud Music Eric Neveux Main cast Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn, Luis Guzman, Dolores Heredia

Prolific Québécois film-maker Denis Coté explores the world of work in Joy Of Man’s Desiring (Que Ta Joie Demeure), a poetic and hybrid study of industrial life, factories and the meaning of labour. After the fiction of his Berlinale entry last year Vic + Flo Saw A Bear, Coté returns to the poetic documentary-essay mode of his Carcasses and Bestiaire in a film that uses factories and workshops as the setting for a formalised, sometimes theatrical and entirely mesmerising study. The abstraction and austerity of his approach mean commercial prospects lie only in the artiest niche sectors, but festivals are a natural home for this distinctive and involving, albeit minor-key, piece. The film begins enigmatically with a close-up of a woman talking over her shoulder, making a seemingly amorous pact with someone who may be a lover, and whom she warns she might one day destroy. It soon becomes apparent that she is effectively an embodiment of the workplace itself, and that the potential lover is every worker. The film kicks in with a series of shots of different pieces of industrial machinery, hammering away, crunching, punching holes and, as it were, bumping and grinding — the sexual undertones very evident in all this machine activity, parodying the movements of the human body. What follows is for much of the time a wordless montage of different workspaces and the people who inhabit them — heavy industry at first, then a variety of locales where people do either highly mechanised and automatic work, tuning their bodies to machine rhythms (as in a hospital laundry) or more personal, precise work, such as assembling furniture or organ keyboards. For the most part, we seem to be watching actors perform highly composed, impersonal dialogue about the nature of work and its satisfactions, or lack of it: sometimes identifying themselves openly by stereotypical titles, such as ‘depressed worker’, ‘unemployed woman’. These scenes are sometimes fragmentary, sometimes more expansive, as in an African worker’s droll parable about the pleasures of work and the dangers of exploitation. Despite the Brechtian lessons seemingly offered by the film — which contains as many images of entrapment and enclosure as Coté’s disturbing zoo documentary Bestiaires — the film does not lead us towards any strict conclusion. Rather, it offers a stimulating poetic montage of ideas about labour, leisure and — as suggested by the Bach composition heard sporadically — humanity’s higher satisfactions and aspirations. The music is part of a terrific sound design, by Frédéric Cloutier and Clovis Gouaillier, that turns mechanical noise into a rhythmic score as mesmerising as anything by Kraftwerk and their ilk.

forum Can. 2014. 70mins Director/screenplay Denis Coté Production company Metafilms International sales Films Boutique, www. Producers Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant Cinematography Jessica Lee Gagné Editor Nicolas Roy With Guillaume Tremblay, Emilie Sigouin, Hamidou Savadogo, Ted Pluviose










Last Hijack Reviewed by David D’Arcy Somali pirates are the screen villains of the year, and they get another 15 minutes in the documentary, Last Hijack. Seen from a pirate’s point of view and shot in Somalia, it is an effort to have you share the pain of at least one pirate. Getting to an actual pirate — even a former one — is a huge coup, and filming in Somalia to tell that story involves genuine courage, yet Last Hijack is one part of the picture, rather than the definitive documentary on these contemporary buccaneers. The film is likely to find a berth on European television after a round of festivals — and perhaps somewhere small in the North American market, which is fatigued with conflict cinema. But the film could also be overtaken quickly if a documentary with better access to the gunmen emerges. Mohamed is the name of the former pirate spoken to by film-makers Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta. From certain sides, the pudgy, affable gent can look a bit like Forest Whitaker (now we will know who to cast in the remake), and he explains on-camera that trawlers plying the east African routes started the hijack business by destroying fishermen’s nets and firing on fishing boats. We see the armed men in action in animated sequences, opening with an attack on a container ship by an angry eagle that looks straight out of a recruitment advert. The animation chronicles the storming of ships, the seizing of hostages and the receiving of ransoms, yet it would not be needed if

Concerning Violence Reviewed by Mark Adams A powerful, illuminating and visually arresting documentary that offers a fresh perspective on the African liberation struggles of the 1960s and 1970s, Goran Hugo Olsson’s striking Concerning Violence makes for compulsive and at times disturbing viewing as it tackles colonial rule head on, benefiting from singer Lauryn Hill’s striking narration — also repeated on the screen — taken from psychologistphilosopher Frantz Fanon’s anticolonial text, The Wretched Of The Earth. This intelligent and provocative film cleverly weaves archival footage into an at-times searing treatise on the terrible impact of colonialism, at the core of which is Fanon’s theory that the violence must be met with greater violence to be defeated. Director Olsson returns to Sundance after The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, which played in the World Cinema Documentary Competition in 2011, with an impressively produced and structured film that will tick plenty of the right boxes for intelligent audiences and arthouse distributors, with television sales also likely to be strong. As the film’s full title, Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes From The Anti-Imperialistic Self-Defense, suggests, the film is structured in nine chapters, covering a series of different colonial struggles in

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Panorama documentary Neth-Ire-Ger-Belg. 2014. 83mins Directors Femke Wolting, Tommy Pallotta Production companies Submarine, The Media Programme of the European Union, Netherlands Film Fund, COBO, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Dutch Media Fund, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Irish Film Board, Planete, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, Still Films, Razor Film, Savage Film, Jamal Media, Ikon, ZDF International sales The Match Factory, www. Producers Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting Co-producers Nicky Gogan, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul Associate producers Lucia Haslauer, Isa Ostertag, Lucas Schmidt, Charlotte Uzu Editor Edgar Burcksen Music Kreidler Animation supervisor Gavin Kelly

the film-makers had obtained mobile phone or other footage the hijackers themselves had taken. Under the vivid Somali sky, always extraordinary to see, we listen to Mohamed tell of breaking with the pirates, as foreign governments fight back and local anti-piracy pressure also builds. His betrothal to wife Muna is based on a pledge to her family — and to his father — to give up piracy. We get a rare look at a Somali wedding, but we are not sure at the end if Mohamed’s promise has been kept. Yet the focus of Last Hijack is micro rather than

global. After epic sagas such as A Hijacking and Captain Phillips, much of the doc has the look of a home movie, despite the piercing light of the region. Last Hijack is limited because it is the account of one man, albeit a fascinating ethnographic portrait at times — complete with scenes in Mohamed’s SUV that look like visits with rappers on reality TV. Despite the window that it opens, the doc points to how much we do not know. After yet another Somali pirate film, we still need one to tell us more.

Africa, some more brutal and bloody than others, but all linked by Fanon’s intelligent prose and a call to embrace a more creative and humane society. The segments — often footage from television companies in Scandinavia who are backers of the film — include extensive material from a Swedish mine in Liberia, where a strike leads to miners being thrown out of their homes by the army; a shocking image of a young woman with her arm hacked off feeding her baby, which itself has a leg cut off; a Swedish couple doing missionary work in Tanzania, intent on building a church before a school; a night-time attack on a Portuguese base in Angola; bombastic farmers in former Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) talking about their lives; and an

interview with a rather young president Mugabe of Zimbabwe. The quotes from Fanon — who fought in the Second World War and later in Algeria against the colonial power — run up on screen as read by Hill (or Ms Lauryn Hill, as she is credited in the film), which helps reinforce the power of his words. His language is lucid, angry and potent, and is the glue that binds the film together. Beautifully assembled, the film also benefits from a strikingly jazzy score that helps the images move along with dark ease. The film premiered at Sundance, but the Berlin screening features a new preface about Fanon by professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak from Columbia University.

panorama documentary Swe-US-Den-Fin. 2014. 85mins Director Goran Hugo Olsson Production companies Story, Louverture Films, Final Cut for Real, Helsinki Filmi, Sveriges Television International sales Films Boutique, www. US sales Cinetic Media, Producers Annika Rogell, Tobias Janson Co-producers Joslyn Barnes, Danny Glover, Monica Hellstrom, Miia Haavisto Associate producer Corey Smyth Editors Michael Aaglund, Dino Jonsater, Goran Hugo Olsson, Sophie Vukovic Music Neo Muyanga Main cast (narrator) Lauryn Hill




Reviewed by Frank Hatherley

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter Reviewed by Mark Adams A delightfully mannered and eccentric delight, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter is a cult film in the making, with Rinko Kikuchi (Norwegian Wood) striking as the oddball Kumiko, whose quest for ‘treasure’ takes her from Tokyo to snowy Minnesota. The film will delight lovers of filmic quirks, but perhaps will bemuse those expecting a more traditional treasure-hunt movie. The third film from brothers David and Nathan Zellner (Goliath, Kid-Thing), could easily sell well to indie distribs with an attitude, especially given Kikuchi’s growing stature. In the opening scenes Kumiko follows a treasure map to a cave overlooking a beach, where she unearths an old VHS tape, which we soon discover is a copy of the Coen brothers’ 1996 film Fargo. She watches and rewatches the scene in which Steve Buscemi buries a briefcase full of cash deep in snow next to a fence, making notes and equations to work out where the actual spot might be. Unhappy at work and browbeaten by her mother, who complains that she isn’t married yet, Kumiko continues her research into the whereabouts of the case and plans a trip to the US. This means — in perhaps the most delightful and sad moment of the film — she has to abandon her beloved rabbit Bunzo. And so, midway through the film she arrives in the US, speaking minimal English and through the kindness of equally oddball strangers slowly makes her way to Fargo. The film spirals towards a surreally happy ending that might have been just an oddball step too far if it were not for the fact Kikuchi’s warm-hearted oddball charm is so winning, the concept so quirky and the delivery so proficient. It is a strange, but rather wonderful film.

forum US. 2014. 105mins Director David Zellner Production company Lila 9th Productions International sales Kathy Morgan International, Producers Nathan Zellner, Cameron Lamb, Chris Ohlson, Andrew Banks, Jim Burke Executive producers Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Rinko Kikuchi Screenplay David Zellner, Nathan Zellner Cinematography Sean Porter Editor Melba Jodorowsky Production designers Kikuo Ota, Chad Keith Music The Octopus Project Main cast Rinko Kikuchi, David Zellner, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, Nathan Zellner

Three wounded creatures need healing in this attractive Australian feature — a broken-winged eagle; the reluctant prisoner given responsibility for its rehabilitation; and the officer in charge of the raptor programme. Though the three outcomes are hardly in doubt, the heartfelt tale is told with plenty of soaring nature shots around Victoria’s photogenic Macedon Ranges. Academy award-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie (The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit films) adds much visual panache to the otherwise plain narrative. There are market screenings here in Berlin this week, and a local release is due in April. This is director/co-producer/co-writer Monahan’s third feature with actor Hugo Weaving; their 1998 collaboration The Interview won the Australian Film Institute’s best picture award. There is a brooding masculinity and a constant threat violence about the low-security inland prison farm community in which Healing is based. Iranian-Australian Viktor (Hany) is in the final 18 months of a 16-year sentence, having committed a drunken crime for which he has no excuses, only self-loathing. Deliberately aloof, he antagonises his fellow inmates (“He may have been a hard man once,” says one, “he’s just an old man now”) and he seems a hopeless case until officer Matt (Weaving), himself unable to recover from a family blow, initiates a programme to assist the nearby bird sanctuary. This introduces Viktor to various falcons, owls and Yasmine, a magnificent wedge-tailed eagle. Performances are strong. Tough and wounded, both Weaving and Hany hold our attention throughout. Also fine are Viktor’s two young assigned helpers — the brooding Xavier Samuel and the twitchy, darting-eyed Mark Leonard Winter.

Aus. 2014. 119mins Director Craig Monahan Production company Pointblank Pictures International sales Lightning Entertainment, www.lightning Producers Tait Brady, Craig Monahan Executive producer Richard S Guardian Screenplay Craig Monahan, Alison Nisselle Cinematography Andrew Lesnie Editor Suresh Ayyar Production designer Les Binns Music David Hirschfelder Main cast Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel, Mark Leonard Winter, Jane Menelaus, Justine Clarke, Robert Taylor, Anthony Hayes, Dimitri Baveas, Tony Martin


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Impressive directorial debut (The Hollywood Reporter)

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Hot titles: India Films to look out for from India include an unusual coming-of-age drama and a tale about a woman searching for her missing husband. By Liz Shackleton LAJWANTI — THE HONOUR KEEPER

HIGHWAY Dir Imtiaz Ali A combination of road movie and coming-of-age drama, Imtiaz Ali’s Highway revolves around the daughter of an industrialist who is kidnapped on the eve of her wedding and sent packing in a truck across the deserts and mountains of northern India. Slowly the rich girl and truck driver discover they have more in common than they first thought. Scheduled to open in India on February 21 following its world premiere here in Panorama, the film stars Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, and was scored by Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman. Ali has previously directed Bollywood hits Rockstar (2011), Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Jab We Met (2007). Sales Neha Kaul, Disney UTV


Dir Pushpendra Singh

Lajwanti — The Honour Keeper

Based on a story by Rajasthani writer Vijaydan Detha set in the Thar desert, Lajwanti — The Honour Keeper explores the struggles of a married woman who steps out of her closed world after a crazy dreamer with a passion for collecting doves crosses her path. The film is the directorial debut of Pushpendra Singh, a trained actor from the Film and Television Institute of India, who has appeared in films directed by avant-garde film-maker Amit Dutta and recently assisted Anup Singh on Qissa: The Tale Of A Lonely Ghost. Lajwanti is receiving its world premiere in Berlin’s Forum section. Contact Pushpendra Singh, Marudhar Arts


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Dir Geethu Mohandas

Screening here in Generation Kplus, this Marathilanguage drama revolves around a boy who struggles to fit in when he moves to a new town following his father’s death. Amruta Subhash (Balak Palak) plays his mother, while the boy is played by newcomer Archit Deodhar. Produced by India’s Jar Pictures and MR Filmworks, the film was selected for the Work-in-Progress Lab at the last edition of Film Bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Corporation of India. A former assistant director and DoP, Avinash Arun is making his feature directorial debut with the film.

Also produced by rising Indian production house Jar Pictures, Geethu Mohandas’s debut recently screened to positive reviews at both the Sundance and Rotterdam film festivals following its world premiere at Mumbai Film Festival last year. Starring Geetanjali Thapa (Monsoon Shootout) and Nawazuddin Siddiqui (The Lunchbox), the film follows a young woman from the Tibetan border searching for her missing husband with a surly stranger’s help. Formerly an actress who has worked in the Malayalam-language film industry for three decades, Mohandas previously directed award-

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winning short film Are You Listening? (Kelkkunnundo) about the impact of urbanisation told from the perspective of a young blind girl. Contact Alan McAlex, Jar Pictures

PAPILIO BUDDHA Dir Jayan Cherian The debut feature of New York-based Jayan Cherian, Papilio Buddha revolves around a group of displaced dalits (‘untouchables’) in the Western Ghats of India. Their struggles are seen through the eyes of an overseas-educated youth who appears indifferent to the resistance movement run by his father. The Malayalam-language drama, screening here in Panorama, had its world premiere at the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival last March, and picked up the Special Jury Award and Special Jury Mention at last year’s Kerala State Film Awards. Produced by US-based Kayal Films and Indian production house Silicon Media, the film was initially banned in India but eventually released last March. Contact Jayan Cherian

TITLI Dir Kanu Behl Produced by Dibakar Banerjee, Kanu Behl’s feature debut revolves around a young man who attempts to run away from his oppressive older brother, but is caught and forced into marriage. He finds an unexpected ally in his new wife, but while striving for freedom, realises he is turning into the person he most abhors. Starring Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial and Lalit Behl, the film was also selected for Film Bazaar’s Work-in-Progress Lab last year. Behl previously co-wrote Banerjee’s Love, Sex Aur Dhokha and directed the documentary An Actor Prepares, which screened at Cinéma du Réel in 2007. Titli is financed by Indian studio Yash Raj Films, which brought on board The Lunchbox’s producer, Guneet Monga, to assist with the international sales and festival strategy. s Contact Guneet Monga ■




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Doha Film Institute announces 20 projects from 24 countries to receive funding from the first global edition of its film grants programme. Development Feature Narrative Men in the Sun Mahdi Fleifel Palestine / UK / Greece / Denmark / Qatar

Land Babak Jalali UK / Italy / France / Qatar Mountain Jo達o Salaviza Portugal / France / Qatar

The Returning Ehab Tarabieh Syria / Qatar

The Wounded Angel Emir Baigazin Kazakhstan / Russia / Qatar


Short Narrative The Servants Marwan Khneisser Lebanon / Qatar

Feature Narrative Burning Birds Sanjeewa Pushpakumara Sri Lanka / France / Qatar By the Time It Gets Dark Anocha Suwichakornpong Thailand / Qatar Hedi Mohamed Ben Attia Tunisia / Qatar House Without Roof Soleen Yusef Iraq / Germany / Qatar Lamb Yared Zeleke Ethiopia / Qatar

Feature Documentary Holy Cow Imamaddin Hasanov Azerbaijan / Germany / Qatar Memory Exercises Paz Encina Paraguay / Argentina / Qatar Sidi Amar Mohamed Ouzine Algeria / France / Qatar

Post-Production Feature Narrative History of Fear Benjamin Naishtat Argentina / Uruguay / Germany / France / Qatar Feature Documentary Where Were You (During the US Invasion of Panama)? Abner Benaim Panama / Argentina / Qatar

Production / Post-Production Short Experimental or Essay Beirut of the Balkans Nicolas Khoury Lebanon / Qatar Feature Experimental or Essay Off Frame Mohanad Yaqubi Palestine / France / Qatar

The Siren of Faso Fani Michel K. Zongo Burkina Faso / France / Qatar The Stopover Laurent A誰t Benalla Morocco / France / Qatar

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Dhoom: 3 is the biggest Hindi film ever, grossing $64m in India and $27m overseas

Local films race ahead in India Hollywood has yet to maximise the potential of the Indian market, where 2013 saw some record-breaking Bollywood hits despite a slowdown in box-office growth. Liz Shackleton reports lthough the Mumbai-based, Hindi-language film industry produced some record-breaking hits in 2013, overall boxoffice growth appeared to slow again last year, following a bumper year in 2012. Bollywood hits included Yash Raj Films’ action adventure Dhoom: 3, which became the biggest Hindi film of all time on its December release, grossing $64m in India and $27m overseas. Other heavy hitters included Disney UTV’s Chennai Express and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which grossed $44m and $38m respectively; superhero sequel Krrish 3 ($38m); Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram-Leela ($24m); and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag ($22m), backed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures. But the success of these films was not enough to sustain the previous year’s growth in the overall market, about half of which goes to Tamil, Telugu and other regional-language productions and just under 10% to foreign films. Although figures were still being compiled at the time of writing, theatrical box office was thought to have increased by 15%18% in 2013, compared to growth of 24% to $1.35bn (RUP85bn) the previous year. Hollywood also had some successes in India in 2013: Marvel’s Iron Man 3, distributed by Disney UTV, grossed $12.3m, while Universal’s Fast & Furious 6 took $10.3m. Other big films included Warner


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for Hollywood product as there is still a big need for more multiplexes and digitisation, not to mention the local product which continues to account for 90% of the total market,” says Paramount Pictures International (PPI) president Anthony Marcoly. One area where the US studios have seen growth is through their Indian acquisitions and joint ventures — Disney UTV, Fox Star Studios and Multiplex needs The US studios have made gains in India in recent Viacom18 Motion Pictures — all of which produce years, due to multiplex expansion, better market- local-language films. While Hollywood tentpoles ing and the practice of dubbing films into Hindi, struggle to break the $10m benchmark in India, Tamil and Telugu. But they are not seeing anything three of the top six Bollywood grossers last year like the growth they have experienced in China — were backed by Disney UTV and Viacom18. But development of exhibition infrastructure and that is not just due to the popularity of is crucial for both local and foreign studios. local films. With a tiny video market and low broadband The roll-out of multiplexes has been penetration, the film industry still relies heavily much slower in India, due to red tape and on theatrical — in 2012, box office accounted sluggish development in the commercial for 76% of film revenues, according to KPMG. real-estate sector, which in turn is slowing Multiplexes also allow for a more the expansion of DCI-compliant digital diverse range of content and Indian screens. In the last few years, audiences have already proved Indian exhibitors have added they have an appetite beyond the only around 200-250 multiplex traditional diet of star-laden Bolscreens annually, compared to lywood films. Last year, Disney more than 5,000 new screens UTV distributed three indepenin China in 2013. dently produced Hindi titles “Overall the market has Man Of Steel — The Lunchbox, Shahid and » still not reached its potential

Bros’ Gravity and Man Of Steel, which grossed $6.7m and $5.9m respectively; Fox Star Studios’ The Wolverine with $4.8m and Paramount’s GI Joe: Retaliation with $4.2m. However, the US studios did not have as strong a year as in 2012 when five films grossed more than $10m.

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Ship Of Theseus — all of which performed relatively well. “What made last year special was that audiences were appreciative of specialty genres, firsttime film-makers and new talent,” says Amrita Pandey, vice-president and head, theatrical, television & digital distribution — studio, Disney UTV. “Content and storytelling took precedence more than ever before.” Non-studio foreign films also continue to make inroads. PVR Pictures, the distribution arm of leading exhibitor PVR Cinemas, scored last year with Now You See Me, which grossed $900,000, Riddick ($600,000) and Jobs ($370,000). The company is currently capitalising on awards buzz to roll out several of this year’s Oscar contenders, including The Wolf Of Wall Street, American Hustle, 12 Years A Slave, Dallas Buyers Club and Her. “The Oscars have a big influence on Indian audiences and media — even the Golden Globes had an impact this year,” says PVR joint managing director Sanjeev K Bijli. “There’s a lot of goodwill that comes when a film opens in the US and the rest of the world. Day-and-date is critical — a lot of independent films are opening here just one or two weeks after the US.” But niche product will not reach its full potential while the market remains under-screened. Local studio chiefs point out that even the Bollywood films are still reaching only a small portion of the total audience. One problem has been the weakened economy and political uncertainty that has dogged the end of the current government’s fiveyear term. The local industry is hoping that investor confidence will return following general elections in May. “One good thing is that all the multiplex companies are now listed entities with access to corporate finance, so they’re in a position to fund their growth more aggressively,” says Viacom18 Motion Pictures COO Ajit Andhare. PPI’s Marcoly adds: “After several years of very slow progress, there

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Chennai Express

‘There is still a big need for more multiplexes and digitisation’ Anthony Marcoly, Paramount Pictures International

now appears to be some traction in the development of new multiplexes, which is critical to see this market really grow.” Indeed, India’s leading exhibitors — PVR Cinemas, Inox Movies and Big Cinemas — are all finally starting to expand their footprint into tier 2 and tier 3 cities. PVR, now the biggest chain with 408 screens following its acquisition of Cinemax, plans to open 70-80 screens this year, across markets of all sizes, including a five-screen complex in the southern city of Chennai.

Going south Cracking the south is crucial to growth, as this region has high levels of cinema-going, but has proved the most resistant to the multiplex revolution and other forms of change. Two of the south Indian states — Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh — still have government-imposed curbs on raising ticket prices. There are also big structural changes taking place in the cable TV market that could lead to more ancillary revenues for film. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is currently digitising the

cable industry, a move that is expected to stem piracy and increase subscription revenues for broadcasters. This should eventually lead to the introduction of a pay-per-view window for movies. Cable digitisation is moving more slowly than anticipated, but should be more or less complete by the end of 2014. Elsewhere, the industry may also be looking to overturn an unpopular ruling by India’s health ministry that made it mandatory for all films to flash up intrusive anti-smoking messages whenever a character lights up on the big screen. The legislation prompted Woody Allen to pull the Indian release of Blue Jasmine last year, and local director Anurag Kashyap has delayed the release of his latest film, Ugly, while he fights the ruling through the courts. But whichever way the political wind blows, India’s film market is unlikely to stop growing. It is just that, unlike some of the other BRIC markets, it will grow at its own uneven pace, thanks to its unique and at times eccentric characteristics. At the end of the day, this is still a market of 1.2 billion consumers whose favourite pastimes are s cricket and film. n

FICCI Frames convention tackles india’s issues Celebrating its 15th edition this year, the FICCI Frames convention (March 12-14) will be discussing many of the issues that affect the Indian film industry, including regulation, new business models for digital cinema, box-office tracking, intellectual property and shooting in 3D. Organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the conference also covers the wider Indian media and entertainment industry, with different tracks focusing

on film, broadcast, digital entertainment, animation, gaming and visual effects. This year, the organisers expect around 2,000 Indian and 600 foreign delegates. In a year when the world’s largest democracy heads to the polls, the major theme of Frames 2014 will be Media and Entertainment: Transforming Lives, highlighting the role of media in social change. Discussions will cover policy reform and regulatory changes, as well as how to produce socially meaningful content.

Speakers confirmed so far include producers Andy Paterson (The Railway Man) and Lydia Dean Pilcher (The Darjeeling Limited ), author William Dalrymple, Rentrak Corporation CEO Bill Livek, Reliance MediaWorks chief creative officer George Murphy, Celestial Tiger Entertainment CEO Todd Miller, Asian Animation Summit chairman Kim Dalton, and Roger Fisk, the communications guru on both of Barack Obama’s presidential election campaigns.

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(Netherlands, Belgium) 90mins. Dir: Frans Weisz. Cast: Jan Decleir, Daan Schuurmans. Almost every day, Finn goes to an enchanted farmhouse nearby and learns how to play the


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09:00 Stations Of The Cross

(Germany, France) 107mins. Dir: Dietrich Bruggemann. Cast: Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter. Maria is caught between two worlds. At school she is a 14 year old with typical teenage interests. At home her family follows the strict teachings of the Society of St Pius XII. Maria’s daily life begins to turn into an emotional ordeal.

violin from a mysterious man. Memories of his deceased mother are rekindled, but his father forbids him from having anything to do with the old man. Generation Kplus Haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1

Propelled by his need to survive, he turns to crime and becomes a latter-day Robin Hood. A world of double standards reveals itself to him. Panorama Special press CineStar 3

09:30 Blind Dates

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(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.

Things People Do

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(US) 109mins. Dir: Saar Klein. Cast: Wes Bentley, Jason Isaacs, Vinessa Shaw. Bill Scanlin’s faith in the world crumbles when he loses his job appraising insurance claims.

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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 Zoo Palast 1

10:00 Beloved Sisters

(Germany, Austria) 170mins. Dir: Dominik Graf. Cast: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius. Passions are running high when, in 1788, ambitious poet Friedrich Schiller and two sisters from the impoverished aristocracy fall hopelessly in love. Competition Friedrichstadt-Palast

The Captain And His Pirate

(Germany, Belgium) 79mins. Dir: Andy Wolff. When the enemy turns into the only friend – one year after their liberation, victim and culprit remember one of the longest hostage-takings at sea. LOLA@Berlinale Zoo Palast 2

Finn The Monuments Men

(US) 120mins. Dir: George Clooney. Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray. 1944 and 1945. Dressed in US army uniforms,

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(Germany) 95mins. Dir: Maximilian Erlenwein. Cast: Jurgen Vogel, Moritz Bleibtreu.

Erik’s perfect world begins to run off the rails when the mysterious Henry appears and terrible secrets from the past resurface. Panorama Special CinemaxX 7

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 Filmtheater am Friedrichshain

11:00 Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

(US) 91mins. Dir: Nancy Buirski. Explores the life of celebrated ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq.

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(Germany) 92mins. Dir: Maria Speth. Cast: Corinna Kirchhoff, Kathleen Morgeneyer. Agnes is seeking her daughter with increasing desperation when a young homeless girl runs out in front of her car. Before the

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backdrop of the gentrified Berlin, a relationship of mutual attraction and revulsion develops. Forum CineStar 8

Sunrise – A Song of Two Humans

(US) 95mins. Dir: FW

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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 »






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their dad any more, he’s become a stranger. A new man appears.


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(Canada) 76mins. Dir: Jean-Francois Caissy. A time rich in conflict and possibility: this documentary portrait of young people at a school in the Canadian provinces is a rigorously framed reflection on growing up, showing how their everyday lives are shaped by both themselves and others.

(Germany) 83mins. Dir: Jons Jonsson. Cast: Gunilla Roor, Hendrik Kraft, Bjorn Andersson. Magdalena is struggling to cope with a major crisis in her life: some time ago her daughter, Sara, committed suicide. Her grief has cocooned itself deep within and refuses to come out. But at some point it emerges after all, unbidden and uncontrollable.

(Germany, Switzerland, Austria) 94mins. Dir: Benjamin Heisenberg. Cast: Andre Wilms, Georg Friedrich. A small-time crook and an elderly philosopher band together in a partnership of convenience. Panorama Special press CineStar 3

11:30 Asta Upset

(Germany) 84mins. Dir: Max Linz. Cast: Sarah Ralfs, Pushpendra Singh, Barbara Heynen. Young Berlin curator Asta draws on all the style, charm and theory at her disposal to realise her new project, yet runs into difficulties following an overly critical interview. Forum press CinemaxX 6

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Festival & Press 12:00 Nymphomaniac Volume I

(Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden) 145mins. Dir: Lars Von Trier. Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg,

Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin. A young sex-obsessed woman ponders her life and tries to find meaning and balance. Out of competition press Berlinale Palast

The War at Sea from Hawaii to Malaya

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(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.

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Another World

(US) 87mins. Dir: Rebecca Chaiklin, Fisher Stevens. Intimate portraits of Occupy Wall Street protesters. Panorama Dokumente CineStar 7

Come To My Voice

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Journey to the West

(Germany) 89mins. Dir: Jakob Lass. Cast: Lana Cooper, Franz Rogowski. A masseur and a cook fall into a strange relationship.

(France, Taiwan) UDI – Urban Distribution International, 56mins. Dir: Tsai Ming-liang. Cast: Kang Sheng Lee, Denis Lavant. In a new edition of the ancient Buddhist ritual journeys, Xuanzang, the seventh century monk celebrated for his rigour and his 17-year quest for vacuity on the roads of Asia, wanders through the streets of Marseille.

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The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Germany) 75mins. Dir: Robert Wiene. Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover. Philharmonie

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40 Days of Silence

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

(Turkey, Germany, France) 105mins. Dir: Huseyin Karabey. Cast: Feride Gezer, Melek Ulger, Tuncay Akdemir. Jiyan’s Kurdish father is wrongly arrested and will only be released if he surrenders a weapon. The search for a gun he has never possessed leads little Jiyan and her grandmother on an odyssey.

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(Ecuador, Argentina) 82mins. Dir: Diego Araujo. Cast: Juan Manuel Arregui, Diego Andres Paredes. Juan is reluctantly spending his holidays in the distant Andes with his uncle’s family. His uncle is embroiled in a banking scandal. Juan Pablo tries to flee the chaos and meets Juano. Their tentative bond leads to a whole new liberating view of the world.



Bavaria and southern India – find that their lives connect in surprising ways.

(Japan) 116mins. Dir: Kajiro Yamamoto. Cast: Kaoru Ito, Yuriko Hanabusa, Setsuko Hara. A Japanese war film offering a realistic portrayal of Japanese preparations for the attack on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor. Retrospective Zeughauskino

13:00 Amma & Appa

(Germany) 89mins. Dir: Franziska Schonenberger, Jayakrishnan Subramanian. When their children fall in love, two sets of parents, both of whom have been married for 35 years but who come from completely different cultures –

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(Japan) 97mins. Dir: Kenji Mizoguchi. Cast: Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Kinuyo Tanaka. During the 16th century Japanese Civil Wars, a potter ends up in the home of the beautiful Wakasa, and its resident ghosts. Retrospective CinemaxX 8

13:30 Baal

(Germany) 85mins. Dir: Volker Schlondorff. Cast: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Sigi Graue, Margarethe von Trotta, Hanna Schygulla. A digitally restored version

13:45 N – The Madness of Reason

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(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.

Two Lives

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14:00 The Blue Wave

(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.

(Germany, Norway) 97mins. Dir: George Maas. Cast: Juliane Kohler, Sven Nordin, Ken Duken. Katrine Evensen enjoys a happy life in Norway until her truth is unraveled: she was an East German spy and her entire life is built on a fake identity. Can happiness exist in a faked life?

14:30 Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?

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(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.


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(Georgia, France) 94mins. Dir: Tinatin Kajrishvili. Cast: Mari Kitia, Giorgi Maskharshvili. Human dignity and the judicial system: a seamstress marries the father of her children in prison. The ceremony is short – just a signature, then she must leave. The children don’t want to see


(France, Switzerland) 105mins. Dir: Mehran Tamadon. A film-maker living in exile initiates a meeting with clerics loyal to the regime in Iran. Over several days, the possibility of peaceful coexistence is explored. Forum Kino Arsenal 1



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

An adaptation of the fairy tale about a beast in an enchanted castle who is released from his dark destiny by the love of a young woman.

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14:35 Calvary

(Ireland, UK) 100mins. Dir: John Michael McDonagh. Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly. A good-humoured Irish priest learns during a confession that he only has one more week to live before he will be killed. How will he manage to face his Golgotha? Panorama Special press CineStar 3

15:00 Beauty And The Best

(France) 93mins. Dir: Jean Cocteau. Cast: Josette Day, Jean Marais, Marcel Andre.

Blind Justice

(Japan) Dir: Benjamin Christensen. Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Karen Sandberg, Peter Fjelstrup. A circus strongman accused of murder is captured while on the run. He swears revenge on the young woman who he hoped would care for his infant son. Retrospective CinemaxX 8

Butter On The Latch

(US) 72mins. Dir: Josephine Decker. Cast: Sarah Small, Isolde Chae-Lawrence, Charlie Hewson. Inspired by a Bulgarian

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folk song, this striking 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 into hysteria and confusion.

world free from hunger, it threatens catastrophe. This calls for Aunt Hilda’s flower-power.

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(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.

The Monuments Men

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

15:30 Aunt Hilda!

(France, Luxembourg) 89mins. Dir: JacquesRemy 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

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Einstein and Einstein

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

To Singapore, With Love

(Singapore) 70mins. Dir: Tan Pin Pin. Tan Pin Pin employs a strictly external perspective for this portrait of the tropical economic powerhouse of Singapore. Forum press CinemaxX 6

Vulva 3.0 Joy of Man’s Desiring

(Japan) 85mins. Dir: Masakazu Sugita. Cast: Ayane Ohmori, Riku Ohishi, Naoko Yoshimoto, Koichiro Nishi. After an earthquake Haruna and her little brother, Sotha, are taken in by their uncle and aunt, who do all they can to create a new home for them. But nobody has told Sotha that his parents are dead. And having to keep this secret is tormenting Haruna. Generation Kplus Zoo Palast 1

(Germany) 78mins. Dir: Claudia Richarz, Ulrike Zimmermann. The progressive standardisation of the female body doesn’t stop at the genitalia. This film provides an unruffled analysis of the perception of the vulva today, from sex education and censorship to genital mutilation and cosmetic surgery. Panorama Dokumente Colosseum 1

15:45 Watermark

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schoolmates result in turmoil.

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16:00 History Of Fear

(Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, France) 79mins. Dir: Benjamin Naishtat. Cast: Jonathan Da Rosa, Cesar Bordon, Mara Bestelli. A police helicopter circles over a gated community on the outskirts of a large city. Competition press CinemaxX 7

Stations Of The Cross

(Germany, France) 107mins. Dir: Dietrich Bruggemann. Cast: Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter. Competition Berlinale Palast

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16:30 52 Tuesdays

(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

German Concentration Camps Factual Survey

(UK) 70mins. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. In 1945, Alfred Hitchcock compiled a film from material shot by the Allies during the liberation of a concentration camp, a project never actually completed. After a partial cut was shown at the Forum in 1984, the full, restored version can now be seen.

from Frantz Fanon’s ‘The Wretched of the Earth’ to create a powerful commentary – spoken by musician Lauryn Hill – on Africa’s decolonisation. Panorama Dokumente festival and press CineStar 7

The Decent One

(Israel, Austria, Germany) 94mins. Dir: Vanessa Lapa. A cinematic biography of SS commandant Heinrich Himmler using archive footage, private letters and photographs.

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Love Is Strange

(US, Egypt) 104mins. Dir: Jehane Noujaim. For a period of two years, Jehane Noujaim trained her camera on a group of different activists at Tahrir Square: Ahmed, who has nothing to lose; Magdy, who is a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood; and actor Abdallah who seeks to document the events.

(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.

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17:00 Concerning Violence

(Sweden, US, Denmark) 85mins. Dir: Goran Hugo Olsson. Archive footage of Africa’s liberation movements between 1966 and 1984 are combined with quotes

The Navigators

(UK) 96mins. Dir: Ken Loach. Cast: Dean Andrews, Tom Craig, Joe Duttine. Homage Zeughauskino

Festival & Press 16:15 Run Boy Run

(Germany, France) 107mins. Dir: Pepe Danquart. Cast: Andrzej and Kamil Tkacz, Elisabeth Duda.

The true story of Jurek, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto into the woods, where he must survive on his own. LOLA@Berlinale Zoo Palast 2


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When a heat wave grips the suburbs, blackouts and waves of pollution push the social order to the brink of collapse, forcing each inhabitant to confront his own motives, instincts and fears. Market Screening: Feb. 10 / 3:15pm / CineStar 6 FeStiVaL ScreeningS: Feb. 9 / 10:30pm / Berlinale Palast SCREENING TODAY Feb. 10 / 1:00pm / Zoo Palast 1 Feb. 10 / 3:30pm / Friedrichstadtpalast Feb. 10 / 7:00pm / Haus der Berliner Festspiele


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. Market Screening: Feb. 9 / 12:35pm / CinemaxX 12 SCREENING TODAY FeStiVaL ScreeningS: Feb. 9 / 4:30pm / CinemaxX 3 SCREENING TODAY Feb. 13 / 9:30am / Zoo Palast 1 Feb. 15 / 3:30pm / Cubix 8



A war photographer retreats to a small town in Sicily after being held captive during the conflict in Libya. Starring Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi and Ben Kingsley “Blessed with a suitably haunting (…) performance by the ever-impressive Catherine Keener.” - Screen International Market ScreeningS: Feb. 9 / 4:10pm / CinemaxX 4 SCREENING TODAY Feb. 10 / 10:35am / CinemaxX 13


Set within Rio’s social elite, a teenage boy struggles to escape his overprotective parents as his family spirals into bankruptcy.


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A couple’s happy existence is upended when Abbey gets pregnant and Dermot is too immature to consider the idea of fatherhood. Starring Aidan Quinn and Taylor Shilling “Carolsfeld maintains her excellent track record in creating (…) storylines that cut right to the heart of human interactions and relationships.” - We Got This Covered Market Screening: Feb. 9 / 4:20pm / CinemaxX 16



Two childhood soul mates reconnect years later and embark on an impromptu bicycle trip, hoping to escape the doldrums of adult life. “A lush and lyrical tale, rich in its presentation of tantalising pastoral romance.” - Screen Daily mARkET SCREENING: Feb. 9 / 9:00am / Arsenal 2

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Festival & Press 17:00 Supernova

(Netherlands, Germany, Belgium) 108mins. Dir: Tamar van den Dop. Cast: Gaite Jansen, Tamar van den Dop, Bob Schwarze. Nothing ever happens where Meis lives.

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17:30 The Darkside

(Australia) 94mins. Dir: Warwick Thornton. Cast: Lynette Narkle, Merwez Whaleboat, Sacha Horler. Thirteen ghost stories reinterpreted by wellknown Australian actors. Forum press CinemaxX 6

Flesh And The Devil

(US) 117mins. Dir: Clarence Brown. Cast: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lars Hanson. Retrospective CinemaxX 8

Last Hijack

(Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Belgium) 83mins. Dir: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting. 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.


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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 CineStar 3

18:00 The Monuments Men

(US) 120mins. Dir: George Clooney. Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray. Out of competition Friedrichstadt-Palast

18:30 A Long Way Down

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She spends her time thinking about the world and loses herself in erotic fantasies. If only a car would skid off the bend in the road and crash into her home. The driver’s bound to be a hot young guy.

Land Of Storms

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

(UK, Germany) 96mins. Dir: Pascal Chaumeil. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots. Four suicidal people meet on New Year’s Eve on the roof of a high-rise and decide to postpone their suicides to Valentine’s Day. Berlinale Special Gala press CinemaxX 9


(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 Toni & Tonino

19:00 Calvary

(Ireland, UK) 100mins. Dir: John Michael McDonagh. Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly. Panorama Special Zoo Palast 1

The Iron Mask

(US) 123mins. Dir: Allan Dwan. Cast: Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Leon Bary, Stanley J. Sandford. Retrospective Zeughauskino

She’s Lost Control

(US) 90mins. Dir: Anja Marquardt. Cast: Brooke Bloom, Marc Menchaca. As a sexual surrogate, Ronah works with troubled men to teach them the very thing they fear most – being intimate. After starting to work with a new client however, her carefully delineated boundaries become increasingly blurred. Forum Delphi Filmpalast



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Lina Leandersson, Alfred Juntti. In Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town, the houses tremble at every underground explosion. The mining company dictates everyone’s future – for good or for bad. There’s not much room for dreams if you’re a teenager living on this shaky ground.

Nymphomaniac Volume I

(Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden) 145mins. Dir: Lars Von Trier. Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin. Out of competition Berlinale Palast

19:15 Free Range

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(Estonia) 104mins. Dir: Veiko Ounpuu. Cast: Lauri Lagle, Jaanika Arum, Laura Peterson.

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Forum CineStar 8

(US) 105mins. Dir: David Zellner. Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Nathan Zellner, David Zellner.

19:30 A Dream Of Iron

(South Korea) 98mins. Dir: Kelvin Kyung Kun Park. Forum Zoo Palast 2

Beloved Sisters

(Germany, Austria) 170mins. Dir: Dominik Graf. Cast: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius. Competition Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Festival & Press 20:00 Blind

(Norway, Netherlands) 96mins. Dir: Eskil Vogt. Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen. Ingrid lives with her

husband, Morten. She is blind and afraid to leave their apartment. She suspects Morten secretly stays at home to spy on her. Panorama festival and press CinemaxX 7

Perspektive Deutsches Kino CinemaxX 3


(Kazakhstan) 80mins. Dir: Zhanna Issabayeva. Cast: Dina Tukubayeva, Galina Pyanova, Marya Nezhentseva. Nagima can only just make ends meet by working as a kitchen porter. When she loses her beloved friend and roommate in childbirth, her already precarious situation soon takes on unbearable dimensions.

(France, Taiwan) UDI – Urban Distribution International, 56mins. Dir: Tsai Ming-liang. Cast: Kang Sheng Lee, Denis Lavant.

Michel Houellebecq, Mathieu Nicourt. Controversial writer Michel Houellebecq is kidnapped by a gang of burly gangsters and held in a drab house outside Paris in the hope that a ransom will be paid. Yet rather than resisting, the author begins to take a shine to his new situation.

Panorama Special CineStar IMAX

Forum CinemaxX 4

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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq


Broken Hill Blues

(Germany) 83mins. Dir: Jons Jonsson. Cast: Gunilla Roor, Hendrik

(Sweden) 80mins. Dir: Sofia Norlin. Cast: Sebastian Hiort af Ornas,

rediscover his love for cooking. Culinary Cinema Film & Food MGB-Kino

Final Recipe

(South Korea, Thailand, Singapore) 98mins. Dir: Gina Kim. Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Henry Lau, Chin Han. To save his grandfather’s restaurant, Mark enters a TV cooking contest in Shanghai called ‘Final Recipe’. Meanwhile, show producer Julia hopes her husband and worldrenowned chef David will enter the contest and

Kraft, Bjorn Andersson.

Journey to the West

Forum press CinemaxX 6

20:00 Blind

Forum Cubix 9

My Mother, A War And Me

(Germany) 78mins. Dir: Tamara Trampe. During her mother’s twilight years the director seeks out traces of her unknown father, her own birth on a freezing night during the war and the trauma the Second World War has left behind in Ukraine. Panorama Dokumente festival and press CineStar 7

Non-Fiction Diary

(South Korea) 93mins. Dir: Jung Yoon-suk. Forum Kino Arsenal 1

Singing Lovebirds

(France) 92mins. Dir: Guillaume Nicloux. Cast:

(Japan) 69mins. Dir: Masahiro Makino. Cast: Chiezo Kataoka, Ryosuke Kagawa,

Takashi Shimura. A young woman may have to give herself to a noble antiques collector to pay off her father’s debts. Retrospective CinemaxX 8


(Germany, Switzerland, Austria) 94mins. Dir: Benjamin Heisenberg. Cast: Andre Wilms, Georg Friedrich. Panorama Special International

Thou Wast Mild and Lovely

(US) 76mins. Dir: Josephine Decker. Cast: Joe Swanberg, Sophie Traub, Robert Longstreet. Forum Colosseum 1

The Two Faces Of January

(UK, US, France) 96mins. Dir: Hossein Amini. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac. Athens, 1962. Tour guide Rydal meets a genteel married couple, the MacFarlands. A fatal accident causes the trio to run away to the Greek islands. Berlinale Special Gala press CInemaxX 5

20:15 Gueros

(Mexico) 106mins. Dir: Alonso Ruizpalacios. Cast: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastian Aguirre, Leonardo Ortizgris. Hot-headed Tomas is packed off to his brother in Mexico City where, amid

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the student riots of 1999, they join forces with friend Santos to search for a rock star who once moved Bob Dylan to tears. Panorama Cubix 7 and 8

Ice Poison

(Taiwan, Myanmar) 95mins. Dir: Midi Z. Cast: Wang Shin-Hong, Wu Ke-Xi. Panorama CineStar 3

20:30 Amma & Appa

(Germany) 89mins. Dir: Franziska Schonenberger, Jayakrishnan Subramanian. Perspektive Deutsches Kino CinemaxX 1

21:00 The Turning

(Australia) 180mins. D ir: M. Walsh. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto. Berlinale Special Gala Friedrichstadt-Palast

21:30 And There We Are, In The Middle

(Austria) 85mins. Dir: Sebastian Brameshuber. Forum press CinemaxX 6


(Austria, Germany) 55mins. Dir: Georg Tiller. Cast: Andreas Spechtl, Stefan Pabst, Thomas Schleicher, Christian Treppo, Christiane Rosinger. Forum Delphi Filmpalast

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.

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.

the passion consuming her today: creating national parks for the ocean – called “Hope Spots”. But as she travels to the farthest points, it becomes clear how daunting the challenges we face truly are.

Forum CinemaxX 4

Natural Resistance

Perspektive Deutsches Kino Toni & Tonino

The Airstrip – Decampment of Modernism, Part III

Things People Do

(Germany) 108mins. Dir: Heinz Emigholz.

(US) 109mins. Dir: Saar Klein. Cast: Wes Bentley, Jason Isaacs, Vinessa Shaw. Bill Scanlin’s faith in the world crumbles when he loses his job appraising insurance claims. Propelled by his need to survive, he turns to crime and becomes a latter-day Robin Hood.

Forum CineStar IMAX

Panorama Special Zoo Palast 1

(UK) 113mins. Dir: Ken Loach. Cast: David Bradley, Colin Welland, Lynne Perrie. An adolescent in an English mining town adopts and trains a young falcon to help escape the wretched conditions of his life. The film is a key work in both Ken Loach’s oeuvre and in neorealist cinema in Europe.

Tragedy Of The Street

(Germany) 105mins. Dir: Bruno Rahn. Cast: Asta Nielsen, Hilde Jennings, Oskar Homolka. An aging prostitute who falls in love with a young student. When he cheats on her with a younger whore, her love turns to hate. Retrospective Zeughauskino

22:00 10 Minutes

(South Korea) 93mins. Dir: Lee Yong-seung.

Blind Dates

(Georgia) 99mins. Dir: Levan Koguashvili. Cast: Andro Sakhvarelidze, Archil Kikodze.

Culinary Cinema MGB-Kino

(Italy, France) 83mins. Dir: Jonathan Nossiter. Insight into the life of Italian wine growers who follow organic farming methods and oppose the standardisation of winemaking. Panorama Dokumente Zoo Palast 2

22:30 nUoc 2030

Forum CineStar 8

(Vietnam) 98mins. Dir: Nguyen-Vo NghiemMinh. Cast: Quynh Hoa, Quy Binh.


Panorama Colosseum 1

Homage CinemaxX 6

Mission Blue

(US) 95mins. Dir: Fisher Stevens, Robert Nixon. The film weaves Sylvia Earle’s unique history with

Finding Vivian Maier

(US) 84mins. Dir: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel. Panorama Dokumente festival and press CineStar 7

Los Angeles

The Shape Of The Night

(Mexico, Germany) 97mins. Dir: Damian John Harper. Cast: Mateo Bautista Matias, Lidia Garcia Garcia.

(Japan) 106mins. Dir: Noboru Nakamura. Cast: Miyuki Kuwano, Mikijiro Hira, Keisuke Sonoi. Nineteen-year-old Yoshie falls in love with yakuza Eiji, who forces her into prostitution. Even after starting a new relationship, she is unable to escape from his clutches.

Forum Cubix 9

The Monuments Men

(US) 120mins. Dir: George Clooney. Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray. Out of competition International

22:45 Unfriend

Night Flight

(South Korea) 141mins. Dir: LeeSong Hee-il. 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. Panorama Cubix 7 and 8

The Rice Bomber

(Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, France) 79mins. Dir: Benjamin Naishtat. Cast: Jonathan Da Rosa, Cesar Bordon, Mara Bestelli. A police helicopter circles over a gated community on the outskirts of a large city.

(Taiwan) 115mins. Dir: Cho Li. Cast: Huang Chien-wei, Nikki Hsieh, Michael Chang. Resistance to policies enabling agricultural imports to Taiwan in the 1980s turns young Yang Rumen into a “terrorist”. The “rice bomber” wants to remind politicians of their obligations and make them stop squeezing local farmers out of the market.

Competition Berlinale Palast

Panorama festival and press CinemaxX 7

History Of Fear

Forum Kino Arsenal 1

(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 press CineStar 3

Market screenings

09:00 ’71

(UK) Protagonist Pictures, 100mins. Dir: Yann Demange. Cast: Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris. A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. CineStar IMAX


03/02/2014 16:39


Careful What You Wish For

(US) Hyde Park International, 91mins. Dir: Elizabeth Allen. Cast: Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Paul Sorvino. Eighteen-year-old Doug gets more than he bargained for when he starts having an affair with Lena, the young wife of an investment banker renting the lake house next door for the summer. The husband’s accidental death reveals a substantial life insurance policy. CinemaxX Studio 16

The Christmas Candle

(UK) Arclight Films, 105mins. Dir: John Stephenson. Cast: Susan Boyle, Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks. Based on the bestselling novel by Max Lucado about a legend that every 25 years an angel visits

the village of Gladbury and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve.

reconnect years later and embark on an impromptu bicycle trip, hoping to escape the doldrums of adult life.

CinemaxX Studio 11

Kino Arsenal 2


God Only Knows

(Ethiopia) Films Boutique, 99mins. Dir: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari. Cast: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere. Meaza Ashenafi is a young lawyer who operates under the government’s radar helping women and children until one young girl’s legal case exposes everything, threatening not only her career but her survival.

(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 around him in danger, and ultimately may cost him everything.

CineStar 1

The Disobedient

(Serbia) Visit Films, 112mins. Dir: Mina Djukic. Cast: Hana Selimovic, Mladen Sovilj, Minja Subota, Danijel Sike. Two childhood soul mates

n 44 Screen International at Berlin February 9, 2014


Gods Behaving Badly

(US) Lightning Entertainment, 90mins. Dir: Marc Turtletaub. Cast: Christopher

Walken, John Turturro, Sharon Stone, Alicia Silverstone. The deities of Mount Olympus descend on the streets of New York City to intervene in the lives of a young couple – with hilarious results. Bickering siblings Aphrodite and Apollo are looked after by their older sister Artemis, who hopes to put an end to their irresponsible New York sexcapades.

I Did It Again

The Little Ghost

(France) EuropaCorp, 90mins. Dir: Melissa Drigeard. Cast: Alexandra Lamy, Melanie Doutey, Julie Ferrier. Julie is full of life yet repeatedly disappointed in affairs of the heart. Getting dumped via messenger at work is clearly the last straw. A book entitled ‘Happiness Can Be Learned’ becomes her bible.

CinemaxX Studio 17


(Germany, Switzerland) ARRI Worldsales, 92mins. Dir: Alain Gsponer. Cast: Uwe Ochsenknecht, Herbert Knaup, Bettina Stucky, Stefan Merki. It awakens for precisely one hour after the clock strikes midnight. Despite the warnings of a friend, Mr Tu-Whit Tu-Whoo, the ghost would like to see the world by daylight once. Meanwhile, Karl, Hannes and Marie go on a nightly excursion to the castle, where they have their first encounter with the ghost.

CineStar 4

(France) Wild Bunch, 98mins. Dir: Nicole Garcia. Cast: Louise Bourgoin, Pierre Rochefort. In the South of France, a loner with secrets, a beautiful woman on the run and her young son confront the dangerous mysteries of the past.

(US) The Solution Entertainment Group, 100mins. Dir: Lynn Shelton. Cast: Keira Knightley, Chloe Moretz, Sam Rockwell. A coming-of-age story about Megan, 28, who is stuck in permanent adolescence and is forced to get her act together when she receives an unexpected marriage proposal.

CinemaxX Studio 19

CineStar 5

Going Away

CinemaxX 5

Lose My Self

(Germany) The Match Factory, 95mins. Dir: Jan Schomburg. Cast: Maria Schrader, Johannes Krisch, Ronald Zehrfeld, Sandra Huller. Lena Ferben has lived half a lifetime when she

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Gregor’s brother disappears without a trace. For Gregor, this could lead to a new identity.

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SCREENINGS: Fri 7th 19:30 (CinemaxX 3) World Premiere! Sat 8th 13:00 (Colosseum) Sat 8th 20:30 (CinemaxX 1)

1972 The last man on the moon. A boy‘s first love…

Dick Tuinder SCREENING: Tue 11th 10:40 (CinemaxX 17)


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Their kids did something terrible. But who knows what?

The law is no longer synonymous for justice.

SCREENING: Mon 10th 13:40 (CinemaxX 11)

SCREENING: Tue 11th 12:50 (CinemaxX 15)

The love story behind a song, which makes the whole world shake and whistle!

A gay father, a straight son. Everything depends on how you look at it.

SCREENING: Mon 10th 15:10 (CinemaxX 17)

SCREENING: Wed 12th 11:00 (CinemaxX 17)

Jan Verheyen

A FILm by Stijn Coninx

A Film by Bettina Blümner

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A film by Julia von Heinz

Sascha wants revenge and to write a novel … A love triangle unrolls instead.

Hanna is German and ambitious. When she goes to Israel her life changes. LOLA German Films Awards Nominated

SCREENING: Tue 11th 17:00 (CinemaxX 12)

SCREENING: Tue 11th 12:00 (Zoo Palast 2)

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9 loses all of her memories: her husband and friends are suddenly strangers, her life a fictional narrative. She must decide whether to become who she was or to remain someone else. CinemaxX 8




Dir: Saodat Ismailova Prod: Volya Films (feature, 87’) 12:00 Arsenal 1

(Germany) Wide/Wide House, 86mins. Dir: Sascha Seifert. A Wildlife Film. A Cinematic Meditation. CinemaxX Studio 15


(Spain) DeAPlaneta, 98mins. Dir: Lucas Figueroa. Cast: Juan Blanco Raul, Miguel Angel Muñoz Frank, Pedro Casablanc David, Aura Garrido Lucia. CineStar 7

09:15 The Case Against 8

(UK) Dogwoof, 112mins. Dir: Ben Cotner, Ryan White.

Market 09:30 Banklady

(Germany) Global Screen, 117mins. Dir: Christian Alvart. Cast: Nadeshda

Brennicke, Ken Duken, Charly Hubner. Based on the true story of Gisela Werler, Germany’s first female bank robber. CineStar 6


Electric Slide



Dir: Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting Prod: Submarine Sales: The Match Factory (documentary, 83’) 14:00 CinemaxX 9 (EFM) 17:30 Cubix 7

(US) Myriad Pictures, 94mins. Dir: Tristan Patterson. Cast: Jim Sturgess, Isabel Lucas, Chloe Sevigny, Patricia Arquette. It’s 1983 Los Angeles – beautiful girls, luxurious mansions, glamorous parties and Eddie Dodson, a very hip, very charismatic dealer of high-end antique furniture for the rich and famous. When Eddie meets the cool and aloof Paulene, the attraction is instant and the two live out each other’s fantasies. That is until Eddie’s high-rolling life catches up with him and loan sharks start knocking on his door. CinemaxX 1

95mins. Dir: Manu Payet. Cast: Manu Payet, Anais Demoustier, Emmanuelle Chriqui.

Kriznjak, Shamil Illishanov.

Antonis Antoniou.

CinemaxX Studio 12

Zoo Palast 5

Mea Culpa

Half of a Yellow Sun

CinemaxX 3

(France) Gaumont, 87mins. Dir: Fred Cavaye. Cast: Vincent Lindon, Gilles Lellouche, Nadine Labaki. Franck and Simon are both good cops. They work as partners. But their lives take a tailspin when Simon, driving drunk, causes a tragic car accident.

(UK, Nigeria) Metro International, 111mins. Dir: Biyi Bandele. Cast: Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor. An epic love story weaving together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of war.

CinemaxX 2


The Rooster of St-Victor

(Canada) Attraction Distribution, 78mins. Dir: Pierre Greco. Cast: Guy Jodoin, Anne Dorval, Guy Nadon, Mariloup Wolfe. St-Victor is a small prosperous town. Its mayor credits its economic dynamism to his pet rooster who awakens everybody at precisely 4am every morning, for years, until the villagers can’t bear it any more and decide to put a price on its head. CinemaxX Studio 13

Goal of the Dead


Dir: Jim Taihuttu Prod: Habbekrats Sales: XYZ Films (feature, 121’) 16:15 CinemaxX 1 (EFM)

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(France) Films Distribution, 96mins. Dir: Benjamin Rocher, Thierry Poiraud. Cast: Alban Lenoir, Charlie Bruneau, Tiphaine Daviot, Ahmed Sylla. MGB-Kino

Love Is Strange

(US) Fortissimo Films, 98mins. Dir: Ira Sachs. Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Charlie Tahan.


(US) The Exchange, 105mins. Dir: Deon Taylor. Cast: Danny Glover, Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri. Based on a true story. Recounts one harrowing night for a family held captive by a leader in the Aryan Brotherhood on the run from the law. Marriott 2


09:30 Banklady See box, above

Blind Dates

(Georgia) Films Boutique, 99mins. Dir: Levan Koguashvili. Cast: Andro Sakhvarelidze, Ia Sukhitashvili, Archil Kikodze. CinemaxX 6


(Switzerland, Germany) Picture Tree International, 99mins. Dir: Petra Volpe. Cast: Luna Zimic Mijovic, Marisa Paredes, Andre Jung, Ursina Lardi. Four stories, one soul. CinemaxX Studio 14

Zoo Palast 4

(US) Bleiberg Entertainment, 96mins. Dir: Josh C. Waller. Cast: David Morse, Cory Monteith, Mike Vogel, Ciaran Hinds. CinemaxX Studio 18

Solan & Ludvig’s Christmas

(Norway) TrustNordisk, 76mins. Dir: Rasmus A. Sivertsen. Cast: Trond Baenne, Kari-Ann Gronsund, Trond Hovik. It’s Christmas but no snow in sight. Reodor’s snow cannon ends up in the wrong hands and soon the snowstorm is raging. CinemaxX 10


CinemaxX 4

Cracks in Concrete

Evaporating Borders

The Captain and his Pirate

Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

(Austria) Films Boutique, 105mins. Dir: Umut Dag. Cast: Murathan Muslu, Alechan Tagaev, Ivan

(US) Ivaasks Films, 73mins. Dir: Iva Radivojevic. Cast: Laura Poitras, Jay Rabinowitz, Stian Westerhus,

(Germany, Belgium) Doc & Film International, 79mins. Dir: Andy Wolff.

(France) Studiocanal,

Zoo Palast 2




SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9 The Snow King/Sheep and Wolves

(Russia) Wizart Animation, 37mins. Dir: Alexey Tsitsilin. Marriott 3

10:35 Ballet Boys

(Norway) Wide/Wide House, 75mins. Dir: Kenneth Elvebakk. Cast: Lucas Bjorneboe Brændsrod, Syvert Lorenz Garcia, Torgeir Lund. CinemaxX Studio 15

10:40 Quantum Love


(France) Pathe International, 82mins. Dir: Lisa Azuelos. Cast: Sophie Marceau, Francois Cluzet.

Dir: Frans Weisz

CinemaxX 9

Generation Kplus

Prod: Flinck Film Sales: Attraction Distribution (feature, 90’) 10:00 Haus der Kulturen der Welt 1 14:25 CinemaxX 14 (EFM)

Song ’e Napule

(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 5

10:45 Almost Friends

(France) SND – Groupe M6, 100mins. Dir: Anne Le Ny. Cast: Karin Viard, Emmanuelle Devos, Roschdy Zem. A sensitive and stylish comedy about the need to start over and find your true calling.

Market 10:55 The Noble Family

(Argentina) Filmsharks International, 108mins. Dir: Gary Alazraki. Cast: Gonzalo Vega, Juan Pablo GIL, Karla Souza. 10:50 Field of Dogs

(Poland) Wide/Wide House, 102mins. Dir: Lech Majewski. Cast: Michal Tatarek, Elzbieta Okupska, Jacenty Jedrusik, Karolina Korta. CinemaxX Studio 19



German Noble is a manipulator and powerful businessman who decides to fake bankruptcy to teach a lesson to his three frivolous and useless sons. dffb-Kino

Affair, 91mins. Dir: Lance Edmands. Cast: John Slattery, Amy Morton, Louisa Krause, Emily Meade. A slight moment of stark beauty unearths a well of emotional turmoil in smalltown America. CinemaxX Studio 11

The Noble Family

Knights of Badassdom

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(US) Archstone Distribution, 85mins. Dir: Joe Lynch. Cast: Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Margarita Levieva, Ryan Kwanten. Live-action role players conjure up a demon from Hell by mistake and they must deal with the consequences.

11:00 Antboy

Prod: Revolver

Le Grand Cahier

Co-prod: IJswater Films

(Germany, Hungary) Beta Cinema, 110mins. Dir: Janos Szasz. Cast: Laszlo Gyemant, Andras Gyemant, Piroska Molnar, Ulrich Thomsen.

(Denmark) Attraction Distribution, 77mins. Dir: Ask Hasselbalch. Cast: Oscar Dietz, Nicolas Bro, Samuel Ting Graf, Amalie Kruse Jensen. When 12-year-old Pelle is bitten by an ant, he gains all the powers of the ant! Antboy soon realises that he is not alone with superpowers in town, when he discovers a scary opponent, called The Flea.

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CinemaxX Studio 13

Marriott 1

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Before You Know It

(Estonia) Allfilm, 87mins. Dir: Zaza Urushadze. Cast: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nuganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi.

(US) Untitled Films, 112mins. Dir: PJ Raval.


(France) Gaumont, 111mins. Dir: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean Marie Larrieu. Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Karin Viard, Maiwenn, Denis Podalydes. Marc, in his 40s, is a professor of literature at the University of Lausanne. He has one love affair after another with his students. Still single, he lives with his sister Marianne.

CinemaxX Studio 17

(US, UK) The Yellow

CinemaxX 2

Generation 14plus

SUPERNOVA Dir: Tamar van den Dop

Sales: Wide Management (feature, 107’) 17:00 Haus der Kulturen der Welt 1

n 48 Screen International at Berlin February 9, 2014

CineStar 4

Zoo Palast 5

Marriott 3

Love is the Perfect Crime

(US) Pathfinder Films, 80mins. Dir: Jeremiah Birnbaum. Cast: Manoor Baloch, Deindre Taylor, Faran Tahir, John Heard. An unexpected bond forms between two women whose sons are killed in an explosion at a shopping mall. When the police find evidence of a bomb, one son, a Muslim American, becomes the prime suspect, threatening their friendship. CinemaxX 1


(France, Russia) Saradan Media, 108mins. Dir: Philippe Martinez. Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Elizabeth Hurley. CineStar IMAX

11:05 Kiki’s Delivery Service

(Japan) Toei Company, 109mins. Dir: Takashi Shimizu. Cast: Fuka Koshiba, Rie Miyazawa, Machiko Ono, Ryohei Hirota. A young girl, spending a year away from home to study witchcraft, starts a bakery delivery service on her trusty broom. Marriott 2

11:15 Casa Grande or the Ballad of Poor Jean

(Brazil) Visit Films, 114mins. Dir: Fellipe Barbosa. Cast: Thales Cavalcanti, Marcello Novaes, Suzana Pires, Bruna Amaya. CinemaxX Studio 14


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3rd edition · 10–12 April 2014 12 FRONTIÈRES PROJECTS SELECTED LES AFFAMÉS (Quebec) Dir. Robin Aubert / Prod. Stéphanie Morissette AQUARICA (Quebec) Dir. Martin Villeneuve CHLOE AND ATTIE (Canada) Dir. Scooter Corkle / Prod. Daniel Domachowski THE CHOSEN CHILD (Canada-USA) Dir. Borys Lankosz / Prod. Adrian Salpeter

DEDALO (Portugal) Dir. Jerónimo Rocha / Prod. Frederico Serra DON’T COME AFTER ME (Finland) Dir. AJ Annila / Prod. Gudrun Giddings ECHOS (France) Dir. Marc-Henri Boulier / Prod. Anaïs Bertrand MARIONETTE (Netherlands) Dir. Elbert van Strien / Prod. Claudia Brandt

RABBITS (Belgium) Dir. Jean-Julien Collette & Olivier Tollet / Prod. Stéphanie Pages, Fabrice Preel-Cleach & Anthony Rey ROBIN HOOD VS ZOMBIES (Belgium) Dir. Vincent Lannoo SADIE (Canada) Dir. Craig Goodwill SEA FEVER (Ireland) Dir. Neasa Hardiman / Prod. Brendan McCarthy & John McDonnell

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Hocus Pocus Alfie Atkins

(Norway) TrustNordisk, 72mins. Dir: Torill Kove. Cast: Kim Haugen, Henrik Forsbak Langfeldt, Fredrik Frafjord. CinemaxX Studio 18

Natural Sciences

(Argentina, France) UDI – Urban Distribution International, 71mins. Dir: Matias Lucchesi. Cast: Paula Hertzog, Paola Barrientos, Alvin Astorga, Sergio Boris. There’s nothing to keep Lila at her boarding school high up in the mountains. This 12-yearold girl does not know who her father is but wants to find him. She sets out on a complicated quest. CinemaxX Studio 12


Dir: Madelaine Sackler. Zoo Palast Club A

11:30 Asta Upset

(Germany) dffb – German Film and TV Academy Berlin, 84mins. Dir: Max Linz. Cast: Sarah Ralfs, Pushpender Singh, Barbara Heynen, Hannelore Hoger. CinemaxX 6


(Israel, Belgium, Germany) WestEnd Films, 100mins. Dir: Yuval Adler. Cast: Tsahi Halevi, Sahdi Marei, Haitham Omari. Razi works for the Israeli secret service, Sanfur is his asset – a young Palestinian informer. When both face an impossible dilemma, will they protect each other or choose sides?

Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus

CineStar 6

(US) Dogwoof, 76mins.

(South Korea, Thailand,

Singapore) Fortissimo Films, 98mins. Dir: Gina Kim. Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Henry Lau, Chin Han.

Dir: DMW Greer. Cast: Trent Ford, Tammy Blanchard, Michael Cumpsty, Morgan Spector.

Zoo Palast 4

CinemaxX Studio 15

KL Gangsters

Love Steaks

(Malaysia) United Studios, 101mins. Dir: Syamsul Yusof. Cast: Aaron Aziz, Syamsul Yusof, Adi Putra. Two brothers, divided by gangsterism prevalent in their neighbourhood, venture on very different paths.

(Germany) HFF Hochschule fur Film und Fernsehen, 89mins. Dir: Jakob Lass. Cast: Lana Cooper, Franz Rogowski, Maik Riedel.


(France) Wild Bunch, 90mins. Dir: Fabrice Du Welz. Cast: Gerard Lanvin, JoeyStarr, Alice Taglioni, Ymanol Perset.

Lucky Them

(UK, US) The Works, 97mins. Dir: Megan Griffiths. Cast: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Ryan Eggold, Oliver Platt. MGB-Kino

12:00 Burning Blue

Final Recipe

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(US) Lightning Entertainment, 105mins.

Zoo Palast 2

12:15 Colt 45

CineStar 1

Chagall – Malevich

(Russia) Intercinema Agency, 120mins. Dir: Alexander Mitta. Cast: Kristina Schneiderman, Leonid Bichevin, Anatily Beliy. CinemaxX Studio 17

Jack and the CuckooClock Heart

(France) EuropaCorp, 94mins. Dir: Mathias Malzieu, Stephane Berla. Cast: Mathias Malzieu, Olivia Ruiz, Jean Rochefort, Grand Corps Malade. CinemaxX 9

12:25 Proxy

(US) XYZ Films, 120mins. Dir: Zack Parker. Cast: Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, Joe Swanberg.

International, 99mins. Dir: Peter Stebbings. Cast: Cara Gee, Jennifer Podemski, Luke Kirby. Marriott 1

12:35 52 Tuesdays

(Australia) Visit Films, 114mins. Dir: Sophie Hyde. Cast: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Mario Spate, Beau Travis Williams. CinemaxX Studio 12

12:40 Four Corners

Empire of Dirt

(South Africa) The Little Film Company, 104mins. Dir: Ian Gabriel. Cast: Brendon Daniels, Jezzie Skei, Lindiwe Matshikia. Leila Domingo, a Londontrained doctor, returns home to Cape Flats for her father’s funeral. When she recognises Farakahn as her childhood friend, it triggers a wave of conflicting emotions.

(Canada) Double Dutch

CinemaxX Studio 11

CinemaxX 1

12:30 Cooties

(US) Synchronicity Entertainment, 99mins. Dir: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion. Cast: Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Leigh Whannell, Rainn Wilson. CineStar 4


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Promo Reel Save Oz!

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


CinemaxX 5

Side by Side

(UK) Cinemavault, 104mins. Dir: Arthur Landon. Cast: Bel Powley, Alfie Field, Sara Stewart. CinemaxX Studio 18


(Croatia) Croatian Audiovisual Centre, 80mins. Dir: Nevio Marasovic. Cast: Rakan Rushaidat, Janko Popovic Volaric, Kreso Mikic, Daria Lorenzi Flatz. CinemaxX Studio 19

Web Junkie

(US) Dogwoof, 79mins. Dir: Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia. Zoo Palast Club A

Market 14:00 Coherence

(UK) Independent, 87mins. Dir: James Ward Byrkit. Cast: Nicholas Brendon, Emily Foxler, Maury Sterling, Lauren Maher.

Four couples meet on the night a mysterious celestial object passes overhead, creating a mind-bending puzzle that traps the guests in an altered reality. Kino Arsenal 2

12:45 20,000 Days on Earth

(UK) HanWay Films, 95mins. Dir: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard. Cast: Nick Cave. CinemaxX 4




(Malaysia) Creative Content Association Malaysia, 110mins. Dir: Ismail Yaacob. Cast: Wan Hanafi Su, Eman Manan, Marsha Londoh, Syazwan Zulkefly. dffb-Kino

Merry Christmess

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(France) TF1 International, 85mins. Dir: Olivier Doran. Cast: Sami Bouajila, Emilie Dequenne, Natacha Lindinger, Guillaume De Tonquedec.


CineStar 5

12:55 Kiss Them All!

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(Russia) Bazelevs Distribution, 101mins. Dir: Zhora Kryzhovnikov. Cast: Sergey Svetlakov, Yulia Aleksandrova, Egor Koreshkov. CinemaxX 2

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10th Day

(Greece) Red Film Sales, 83mins. Dir: Vassilis Mazomenos. Cast: Ali Haidari, Ioli Demetriou,

Hosin Ahmadi, Nicos Arvanitis. Marriott 2

Miss Violence

(Greece) Elle Driver, 99mins. Dir: Alexandros Avranas. Cast: Themis Panou, Reni Pittaki, Christos Loulis, Giota Festa. CinemaxX Studio 16


Network, 140mins. Dir: Dragan Bjelogrlic. Cast: Milos Bikovic, Petar Strugar, Armand Assante, Viktor Savic. Parliament by invitation only

13:30 Guidelines

(Canada) National Film Board of Canada, 76mins. CinemaxX 6

Beyond Beyond

Obvious Child

(Sweden, Denmark) Copenhagen Bombay Sales, 78mins. Dir: Esben Toft Jacobsen. Cast: Edvin Ryding, Tuva Novotny, Gustaf Hammarsten, Lennart Jahkel.

(US) The Exchange, 85mins. Dir: Gillian Robespierre. Cast: Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffmann, David Cross, Jake Lacy. An honest comedy about what happens when Brooklyn stand-up comedian Donna Stern gets dumped, fired and pregnant just in time for for the most memorable Valentine’s Day of her life.

CineStar 6

There Are Monsters

(Canada) The Works, 60mins. Dir: Jay Dahl. Cast: Guy Germain, Kristin Langille, Jason Daley, Matt Amyotte. CinemaxX Studio 14

13:20 The Sleepwalker

(Norway) LevelK, 100mins. Dir: Mona Fastvold. Cast: Gitte Witt, Brady Corbet, Christopher Abbot, Stephanie Ellis. MGB-Kino

Zoo Palast 4

13:45 The Last Showing

(UK) SC Films International, 89mins. Dir: Phil Hawkins. Cast: Robert Englund, Finn Jones, Emily Berrington, Keith Allen. CineStar IMAX


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God Help the Girl

(UK) HanWay Films, 111mins. Dir: Stuart Murdoch. Cast: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray. CineStar 2

Last Hijack

(Netherlands, Germany, Irelan, Belgium) The Match Factory, 83mins. Dir: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting.

93mins. Dir: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison. Cast: Sean Hill. Laughing stocks. Losers who haven’t won for 10 years. When fiery maverick Thomas Rongen flies in to coach American Samoa for World Cup 2014 qualification he finds a total shambles. But also a fighting spirit and pride that give him, and the team, hope Marriott 3

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The Second Game Three Brothers: The Return

(France) Wild Bunch, 106mins. Dir: Didier Bourdon, Bernard Campan, Pascal Legitimus. Cast: Didier Bourdon, Bernard Campan, Pascal Legitimus. CineStar 1

Two Lives

(Germany, Norway) Beta Cinema, 97mins. Dir: Georg Maas. Cast: Juliane Kohler, Sven Nordin, Ken Duken. Zoo Palast 2

14:10 The Midnight After

(Hong Kong, China) Fortissimo Films, 124mins. Dir: Fruit Chan. Cast: Wong You-nam, Simon Yam, Kara Hui, Janice Man. Zoo Palast Club A

The Unsaved

(Romania) Saga Film, 80mins. Dir: Cobileanschi Igor. Cast: Babiac Igor, Ionescu Ela, Voloc Sergiu. Nineteen-year-old Viorel lives with his mother in a remote Moldovan town. He has no great ambitions, nor any illusions about life. He and his pal Goos earn a little cash through illegal activities, and Viorel is helping him fulfill his dream of flying. But, soon, worries get out of control.



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14:20 Boys of Abu Ghraib

(US) Electric Entertainment, 104mins. Dir: Luke Moran. Cast: Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Omid Abtahi, Elijah Kelley. About a forbidden friendship between an American soldier and an Iraqi detainee during the infamous scandal in the world’s most notorious prison: Abu Ghraib. CinemaxX Studio 17

14:25 Finn

(Netherlands, Belgium) Attraction Distribution, 90mins. Dir: Frans Weisz. Cast: Jan Decleir, Daan Schuurmans, Mels van der Hoeven, Hanna Verboom.

Marriott 1

Nine Month Stretch


(Canada) National Film Board of Canada, 94mins. Dir: Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires. Cast: Lise Castonguay, Frederike Bedard, Hans Piersbergen. Tells the story of Michelle, a schizophrenic bookseller, Marie, a singer and actress, and Thomas, a German neurosurgeon. CinemaxX 4

14:35 Ping Pong Summer

(US) Films Boutique, 92mins. Dir: Mike Tulley. Cast: Marcello Conte, Lea Thompson, Susan Sarandon, Judah Friedlander. It’s the year 1985. Rad Miracle, a 13-year-old kid obsessed with ping pong and hip hop, is on the annual summer vacation with his family. It’s the time for new friendships, the first crush and a big championship. CinemaxX Studio 12

14:40 Symphony of Summits – The Alps from Above

(Franc, US) Double Dutch International, 85mins. Dir: Stephane Guenin. Cast: Geoffroy Thiebault, Franck Cabot-David, Geraldine Girault, Bruno Henry.

(Germany) Autlook Filmsales, 93mins. Dir: Peter Bardehle. Filmed exclusively with aerial shots, this is a unique cinematic expedition, from the peaks of Mont Blanc over the Dolomites to mountain landscapes, we discover the history and geography of the magnificent Alps.

CinemaxX Studio 11

CineStar 6

CinemaxX Studio 14

14:30 The Assignment 1.0


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

14:45 The Black Brothers

CineStar 4

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Next Goal Wins


(UK) K5 Mediagroup,

(South Korea) Finecut,

CineStar 5

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The Nightingale

(Germany, Switzerland) Global Screen, 103mins. Dir: Xavier Koller. Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Ricky Muller, Fynn Henkel. Switzerland 19th century. Fourteen-year-old Giorgio is sold to a Milanese man who trains him to become a chimney sweep. When the boy and his friends are threatened by a gang, Giorgio’s friend Alfredo forms a gang, the Black Brothers.


(Romania) 42 KM Film, 97mins. Dir: Corneliu Porumboiu. When dark secrets come alive.

106mins. Dir: Chan-kyong Park. Cast: Keum-hwa Kim, So-ri Moon, Hyoungkyoung Ryoo, Sae-ron Kim. Life documentary of a great Korean shamn honored as a national treasure of Korea.

(France) Other Angle Pictures, 98mins. Dir: Mona Achache. Cast: Camille Chamoux, Audrey Fleurot, Josephine De Meaux, Franck Gastambide.

CinemaxX 1

Man in Love

(Korea) M-Line Distribution, 120mins. Dir: Han Dong-wook. Cast: Hwang Jung-min, Han Hye-jin.

(France, China) Kinology, 99mins. Dir: Philippe Muyl. Cast: Bao Tian Li, Xiao Ran Li, Hao Qin, Xin Yi Yang. dffb-Kino

(France) Elle Driver, 82mins. Dir: Albert Dupontel. Cast: Albert Dupontel, Sandrine Kiberlain. Ariane Felder is pregnant. Since she’s a young judge with strict morals and a hardened single woman, it’s more than a surprise. And even more surprising is that after paternity tests, the father of the unborn child is revealed as Bob Nolan, a criminal who’s being pursued for a monstrous crime. CinemaxX 2


(Czech Republic) Bio Illusion, 93mins. Dir: Tomas Vorel. Cast: Tomas Vorel jr, Jiri Madl, Eva Josefikova, Jan Kraus. CinemaxX Studio 16

15:00 The Color of the Chameleon

(Bulgaria) Cinemavault, 90mins. Dir: Emil Hristow. Cast: Samuel Finzi, Deyan Donkov, Mihail Bilalov. A maniacal informant creates his own phantom secret-police department. He recruits a group of unsuspecting intellectuals to spy on each other and after the fall of communism uses his secret archive to wreak havoc on the government. CinemaxX Studio 13

15:15 Camp X-Ray

(US) Rezo, 117mins. Dir: Peter Sattler. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi, Lane Garrison, JJ Soria, John Carroll Lynch. Zoo Palast 5

Family United

(Spain) Film Factory Entertainment, 102mins. Dir: Daniel Sanchez Arevalo. Cast: Quim Gutierrez, Antonio de la Torre. MGB-Kino

Sleepover LA

(US) EAMS Productions, 14mins. Dir: Lily Baldwin. Cast: Nicole Disson, Lily »

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Baldwin, Ebe Sievwright, Vivian Bang. Zoo Palast Club B


Billie’s biggest secret – she’s crazy in love and sleeping with Laura’s boyfriend, Danny. CineStar 2

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15:30 To Singapore, with Love

(Singapore) 70mins. CinemaxX 6

15:40 First Snowfall

(Italy) Adriana Chiesa Enterprises, 105mins. Dir: Andrea Segre. Cast: Jean-Christophe Folly, Matteo Marchel, Anita Caprioli, Giuseppe Battiston.


CineStar IMAX

15:20 Clownwise

(Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Finland) Latido Films, 120mins. Dir: Viktor Taus. Cast: Didier Flamand, Kati Outinen, Eva Jenickova, Tatjana Medvecka.

The members of a clown trio reunite after 40 years of split-lives, on and off the stage, to see if there is one more show left in them. This will bring them together one more time, facing their hardest challenge: forgiving one another. CinemaxX Studio 15

Who Killed Bambi?

(Spain) Imagina International Sales, 95mins. Dir: Santi Amodeo. Cast: Quim Gutierrez, Ernesto Alterio, Julian Villagran, Enrico Vecchi. Two kidnappings, one unintentional, the other full of mishaps, become entwined in a deliriously long night. CinemaxX Studio 19

16:00 The Contest



(Denmark) LevelK, 100mins. Dir: Martin Miehe-Renard. Cast: Sylvester Byder, Malika Sia Graff, Line Kruse, Ali Kazim.


CinemaxX Studio 18




The Finishers

(France) Pathe International, 95mins. Dir: Nils Tavernier. Cast: Jacques Gamblin, Alexandra Lamy, Fabien Heraud. A teenager unlike other teenagers, Julien dreams of sharing a powerful experience with his father, so he suggests they take part in one of the world’s toughest triathlons, the Nice Ironman race. CineStar 1



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(France) Gaumont, 93mins. Dir: Benjamin Guedj. Cast: Baptiste Lecaplain, Felix Moati, Charlotte Le Bon, Denis Podalydes. Sebastien has only one ambition in life: doing nothing. His world is his couch. He would rather contemplate life than live it. But in today’s world, he who does nothing, is nothing. CineStar 4

16:05 Suck Me Shakespeer (Fack Ju Goehte)

(Germany) Picture Tree International, 118mins. Dir: Bora Dagtekin. Cast: Elyas M’Barek, Karoline Herfurth. Somebody built a goddamn school gym directly over the stolen cash his girlfriend buried for him. And now ex-con Zeki Muller has no choice but to pass himself off as a substitute teacher at Goethe Comprehensive School, thus providing the German educational system with one more problem, ie the craziest teacher of all time. CinemaxX Studio 14

16:10 Hassan’s Way


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(Australia) Entertainment One, 103mins. Dir: Rhys Graham. Cast: Ashleigh Cummings, Aliki Matangi, Lily Sullivan, Toby Wallace. Billie and Laura share every secret except for

(Spain, Portugal) Cinema Republic, 87mins. Dir: Fran Araujo, Ernesto De Nova. Cast: Hassan Benoudra. After 13 years in Spain, jobless Hassan decides to go back home to Morocco. He invests all of his savings in a secondhand tractor and then takes on the road. CinemaxX Studio 17

Wood Job!

(Japan) TBS – Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, 120mins. Dir: Shinobu Yaguchi. Cast: Shota Sometani, Masami Nagasawa, Hideaki Ito. CinemaxX Studio 12 by invitation only

16:15 Appropriate Behavior

(UK) Parkville Pictures, 84mins. Dir: Desiree Akhavan. Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Scott Adsit. Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, a politically correct bisexual, and a hip, young Brooklynite, but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. CinemaxX 2

The Attorney

(South Korea) Finecut, 127mins. Dir: Yang Woosuk. Cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Young-ae, Oh Dalsoo, Kwak Do-won, Im Si-wan. Story of a materialistic tax lawyer who evolves into a true attorney to defend a group of innocent students falsely accused and tortured by the dictatorial military government. CinemaxX Studio 11

Run Boy Run

(Germany, France) Radiant Films International, 107mins. Dir: Pepe Danquart. Cast: Andrzej & Kamil Tkacz, Elisabeth Duda, Jeanette Hain, Itay Tiran. Zoo Palast 2


(Netherlands) XYZ Films, 121mins. Dir: Jim Taihuttu. Cast: Marwan Kenzari, Chemsidinne Amar, Slimane Dazi, Cahit Olmez. CinemaxX 1


War Story


(US) Visit Films, 92mins. Dir: Mark Jackson. Cast: Catherine Keener, Hafsia Herzi, Vincenzo Amati, Donatella Finocchiaro. A war photographer retreats to a small town in Sicily after being held captive during the conflict in Libya.

(UK) Cinema Management Group (CMG), 98mins. Dir: Julian Gilbey. Cast: Ed Speleers, Will Poulter, Alfie Allen, Emma Rigby. Brilliant college student Sam has the perfect credit card scam… until his crew robs the wrong man.

CinemaxX 4

CineStar 6






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(Canada, Ireland) Visit Films, 99mins. Dir: Wiebke von Carolsfeld. Cast: Aidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling.


Director: Yuval Adler Producers: Talia Kleinhendler & Osnat Handelsman – Israel, Diana Elbaum & Sebastian Delloye – Belgium, Steve Hudson & Sonja Ewers – Germany Production: Pie Films Ltd. – Israel, Entre Chien et Loup – Belgium, Gringo Films – Germany International Sales: Westend Films – Eve Schoukroun E-mail: Website: FEB 9



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

(US) WestEnd Films, 117mins. Dir: David Gordon Green. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan. CineStar 5


(UK) The Salt Company, 109mins. Dir: Mo Ali. Cast: Lars Mikkelsen, McKell David, Michelle Fairley, Adam Deacon. Dimitrije is a Balkan ex-special forces solider who has come to London hellbent on bloody vengeance for the murder of his family. In a chance encounter, Dimitrije saves Montana – a street smart kid – from a gangland execution.


(Spain, Romania) The Yellow Affair, 99mins. Dir: Chema Rodriguez. Cast: Juan Diego, Clara Voda, Linda Molin. A road-trip to the east, of unexpected turns, sparks an unlikely love story. 16:35 BACK ON TRACK



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US) Wild Bunch, 113mins. Dir: Zach Braff. Cast: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad. The story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, husband and dad, who at 35 is still trying to find his true place in life.

CinemaxX Studio 16

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Jorge Perugorria, Isabel Santos.

(Germany) Beta Cinema, 115mins. Dir: Kilian Riedhof. Cast: Dieter Hallervorden, Tatja Seibt, Heike Makatsch. CinemaxX Studio 13


(US) Engine 15 Media Group, 85mins. Dir: Matt Holwick. Marriott 2


(Cuba, Spain) ICAIC, 104mins. Dir: Marilyn Solaya. Cast: Laura de la Uz, Luis Alberto Garcia,


(France) SND – Groupe M6, 100mins. Dir: Marc Fitoussi. Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Michael Nyqvist, Pio Marmai. MGB-Kino


(Australia) Artscope. 94mins. CinemaxX 6


(Ireland) 6 Sales, 85mins. Dir: Niall Heery. Cast: James Nesbitt, David Wilmot, Kerry Condon, Maisie Williams. Twelve years ago, Ray left town after his childhood sweetheart, Alice, dumped him, taking their daughter. Now he must return home at the request of his ailing father, who wishes to see his granddaughter before it’s too late. But things take a turn for the absurd when Ray realises his daughter and her mother have built a new life with his former PE teacher. CineStar IMAX


(US) Striped Entertainment, 100mins. Dir: Sun Kim, DJ Holloway. Cast: Kim Jun-seong, CS Lee, Justin Chon, Alexandra Bokyun Chun. CinemaxX Studio 15


(Germany, Austria) First Hand Films, 96mins. Dir: Stefan Ruzowitzky. Stefan Ruzowitzky asks why normal people become mass murderers. Why decent family fathers end up killing women, children and babies on a daily basis? CinemaxX Studio 18 by invitation only


(France) Kinology, 93mins. Dir: Emmanuel Mouret. Cast: Jasmine Trinca, Joey Starr, Virginie Ledoyen. CinemaxX Studio 19

17:45 VIOLET

(Belgium, Netherlands) New Europe Film Sales, 82mins. Dir: Bas Devos. Cast: Cesar De Sutter, Raf Walschaerts, Koen De Sutter. A group of young BMX riders are confronted with the unexpected and violent death of one of their friends. Being the only one to have witnessed the incident, they all look at Jesse for answers. CineStar 4


(US) HanWay Films, 100mins. Dir: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Lance Reddick. CineStar 1


(Poland) Intramovies, 107mins. Dir: Maciej Pieprzyca. Cast: Dawid Ogrodnik, Kamil Tkacz, Dorota Kolak, Arkadiusz Jakubik. The story of Mateusz, a man suffering from cerebral palsy, who in his early childhood had been diagnosed as a retard with no contact with the outside world. After 25 years it turned out that he was a perfectly normal and intelligent person. CinemaxX Studio 17



(US) Highland Film Group, 95mins. Dir: John Stockwell. Cast: Jonathan Daniel Brown, Kenny Wormald, Ron Perlman, John C McGinley.

(Spain) MediaPro, 82mins. Dir: Franc Aleu. Cast: Joan Roca, Josep Roca, Jordi Roca.

Zoo Palast Club A

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Journey to Jah

Like the Wind

A Promise

(Germany, Switzerland) Rise and Shine World Sales, 92mins. Dir: Noel Dernesch, Moritz Springer.

(Italy, France) UDI – Urban Distribution International, 110mins. Dir: Marco Simon Puccioni. Cast: Valeria Golino, Filippo Timi, Francesco Scianna, Chiara Caselli.

(France, Belgium) Wild Bunch, 95mins. Dir: Patrice Leconte. Cast: Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, Richard Madden.

CinemaxX Studio 16


CineStar 6

Girl’s Blood

(Japan) Kadokawa Corporation, 118mins. Dir: Koichi Sakamoto. Cast: Yuria Haga, Asami Tada, Ayame Misaki, Rina Koike. Marriott 2

Walesa. Man of Hope

(Poland) Films Boutique, 127mins. Dir: Andrzej Wajda. Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska. CinemaxX Studio 12

18:20 Cerro Torre – A Snowball’s Chance in Hell

(US) Synchronicity Entertainment, 100mins. Dir: James Roday. Cast: Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Cole, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Weston.

(Austria) Red Bull Media House/Terra Mater Factual Studios, 100mins. Dir: Thomas Dirnhofer. Cast: David Lama, Peter Ortner, Markus Pucher, Toni Ponholzer.


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To See the Sea

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Bonta 3D

(China) Golden Network Asia, 80mins. Dir: Leo Lee.

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King Bohan seeks to obtain the sword to gain its devastating power. As the impending apocalypse nears, how long can Nariko resist the sword’s deadly curse?

Manuscripts Don’t Burn

(Iran) Elle Driver, 127mins. Dir: Mohammad Rasoulof. CinemaxX Studio 13

19:00 Heavenly Sword

(US) TriCoast Worldwide, 90mins. Dir: Gun Ho Jang. Cast: Ana Torv, Alfred Molina, Thomas Jane. Nariko’s clan has long protected the “Heavenly Sword”, a god’s blade of immense power that drains its wielder of their life force. A power-hungry ruler known as the evil

(Iceland) Cinemavault, 90mins. Dir: Marteinn Thorsson. Cast: Olafur Darri Olafsson, Maria Birta, Nanna Kristin Magnusdottir. CinemaxX Studio 15

19:20 Quiet Bliss

(Italy) Intramovies, 127mins. Dir: Edoardo Winspeare. Cast: Celeste Casciaro, Laura Licchetta, Barbara De Matteis, Anna Boccadamo. CineStar 4

CinemaxX Studio 19

(Latvia, US) Rija Films,

CineStar 6

19:45 Trespassing Bergman

(Czech Republic) Bio Illusion, 86mins. Dir: Jirr Madl. CinemaxX 2

(Sweden, France) First Hand Films, 107mins. Dir: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas. CinemaxX Studio 17

19:30 The Adventures of Amir & Loqman

(Malaysia) Astro Shaw, 100mins. Dir: Mamat Khalid. Cast: Syuk Balas, Shuib Sepahtu, Soffi Jikan, Zarina Anjoulie.

20:10 Stage Fright

(Kazakhstan) 80mins.

(Canada) XYZ Films, 89mins. Dir: Jerome Sable. Cast: Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald. A snobby musical theatre camp is terrorised by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.

CinemaxX 6

CineStar 5

CineStar 1




Rigor Mortis OKI – In the Middle of the Ocean

Cast: Chin Siu-Ho, Kara Wai, Nina Paw, Antony Chan.

(Hong Kong, China) Fortissimo Films, 101mins. Dir: Juno Mak.

And There We are, in the Middle

(Austria) 85mins. CinemaxX 6

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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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Stratos (Gr-Ger-Cyp) Yannis Economides

An ex-con — who works by day in a bakery and by night as an assassin — becomes obsessed with a plan to break out from ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ and ★★★★ ★★★★ prison the man★★★★ who previously★★★★ saved his life.★★★★ Vangelis Mourikis, Vicky Papadopoulou Petros Zervos star.

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The Third Side Of The River Murga tells the story of a 17-year-old boy caught between obeying his father and following his own path. Newcomer Alian ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ Devetac, Argentinian playwright Daniel Veronese and Gaby★★★★ Ferrero star. ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ (Arg-Ger-Neth) Celina Murga


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.

No Man’s Land (Chi) Ning Hao

A lawyer travelling across a desert in China meets a series of grotesque and dangerous characters in this parable about a ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ society devoted★★★★ to the scramble for wealth and power. ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★

Boyhood (US) Richard Linklater

Shot over a 12-year period, Boyhood charts the development of Mason (Ellar Coltrane), the son of chaotic divorced parents ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ played by Ethan★★★★ Hawke and Patricia Arquette.

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

Yamada’s drama reveals hidden passions within a middle-class Japanese household against a backdrop of Japanese politics ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ and society before and during★★★★ the Second World War.

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