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Films Boutique aces sales BY ANDREAS WISEMAN

Alex van Warmerdam

Fortissimo reunited with Warmerdam BY MICHAEL ROSSER

Fortissimo Films has picked up rights to Alex van Warmerdam’s upcoming project, Schneider Vs Bax (working title). The project is the first from the Dutch writer-director since Cannes title Borgman, which vied for the Palme d’Or in 2013. Fortissimo has secured worldwide rights on the new feature, outside Benelux and Scandinavia, and is commencing pre-sales immediately. The deal was brokered by Fortissimo Films’ MD Nelleke Driessen and Graniet Film’s producer Marc van Warmerdam. Schneider Vs Bax revolves around two men, a contract killer and a writer, battling each other for survival. Schneider, the contract killer and a devoted family man, is offered a quick job on the morning of his birthday to kill Ramon Bax, a 50-year-old writer living in his secluded cabin by the lake. But what seems to be a simple assignment proves more challenging than expected. Fortissimo Films’ long-time partner, production company Graniet Film, is now casting, with principal photography scheduled for this coming summer and a theatrical release set for spring 2015.

Jean-Christophe Simon’s German sales house Films Boutique has seen strong demand for its slate of festival and market titles. Sundance award-winner Difret, directed by Zeresenay Mehari and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, has been acquired during the EFM by Cinéart for Benelux, Agora Films in Switzerland and Golem in Spain. Based on a true story, the film centres on Meaza Ashenafi, a young lawyer who operates under the government’s radar helping women and children in Ethiopia until one young girl’s legal case exposes everything, threatening not only her career but her survival. Films Boutique is licensing for French outfit Ad Vitam, which picked up world rights last week and will release in France. French rights on Competition title Macondo by Sudabeh Mortezai

The Match Factory has boarded international sales on Remainder, visual artist Omer Fast’s thriller currently in pre-production. Soda Pictures will distribute in the UK and Ireland; Piffl Medien has German rights. Tom Sturridge is set to star in the story, adapted from Tom McCarthy’s

REVIEW Choose Life Alain Resnais’ Life Of Riley puts a smile on the face » Page 6

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FEATURE Building relationships Robert Redford and Wim Wenders talk Cathedrals Of Culture » Page 12


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Ping Pong Summer

have been snapped up by Memento after the film’s first market screening and CEO Simon is now weighing up a number of other offers. Berlin-based Films Boutique has also closed sales on Michael Tully’s Sundance premiere Ping Pong Summer, starring Susan Sarandon, for French-speaking countries (Potemkine), Russia (P&I Films), Turkey (Birfilms) and world airlines rights (CineSky Pics).

Tully also wrote the script, about a teenage boy obsessed with pingpong and early hip hop who has a memorable family beach vacation in the summer of 1985. Deals have also locked for Panorama special entry Cracks In Concrete for France (KMBO) and comedy drama Blind Dates for Switzerland (Trigon). Daniel Ribeiro’s The Way He Looks has also invited a string of offers.

Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette and Pierce Brosnan at yesterday’s press call for A Long Way Down. See review, page 8

novel, about a man who suffers memory loss after an accident and who uses the money he receives in compensation to reconstruct and re-enact scenes from his past. The film will shoot for six weeks on location in London and Berlin this spring; post-production will be done in Hamburg.

Life Of Riley

Hans Petter Moland’s In Order Of Disappearance is delightfully droll » Page 7

Hubert Boesl

Fast moves for Remainder


The UK-Germany co-production is produced by Natasha Dack of Tigerlily and Malte Grunert of Amusement Park Film. The project is backed by the BFI, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. Additional support comes from ZDF/ARTE, Soda Film + Art and a consortium of art collectors. Wendy Mitchell

Cannes awards move forward BY MICHAEL ROSSER

Cannes Film Festival will reveal the winners of the 67th edition a day earlier, on Saturday May 24, due to the European elections the following day. The final film in Competition will be shown on May 23 and the jury will meet the next day to select the winners.

Olivier, Leigh mini-series in the works BY ANDREAS WISEMAN

Legendary film couple Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh are the subject of a TV mini-series, which is being executive produced by the acclaimed actor’s son, Tarquin Olivier. London-based production company Ten Cent Adventures is in development on the four-hour series The Oliviers, about the life and love of the iconic British actors. Radioman producer Paul Fischer has written the scripts and will produce alongside Radioman director Mary Kerr under their Ten Cent Adventures banner. According to producers, a portion of the budget has already been raised through private investors while talks are under way with broadcasters and an A-list cast. A director has yet to be attached. Fischer has optioned books about the couple including Love Scene by Jesse Lasky and The Oliviers by Felix Barker. Multi-Oscar-winning stage and film actors Olivier (Rebecca, Hamlet) and Leigh (Gone With The Wind), who were married between 1940-60, were famed for their tempestuous relationship. “They went from matinee idols to national treasures together, from obscurity to gigantic fame, through jealousy, passion and illness,” Fischer told Screen. “What their love for one another brought out makes them even more engrossing.”


Berlin Briefs Wide House inks deals Doc specialist Wide House has sold Ballet Boys to French distributor ZED for a 2014 theatrical release. The story of three upcoming ballet talents has also been sold to Matchbox in the UK and to the German home-video company CMV Laservision.

Japan, Israel call Cell International Film Trust has closed deals in Israel (Shoval) and Japan (Presidio) for rights to the Stephen King adaptation Cell, shooting now in the US with John Cusack. Tod Williams directs and Samuel L Jackson and Stacy Keach also star in the story of a deadly pulse that affects mobile-phone users.

Drafthouse explores Cave Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights from HanWay Films to Berlinale European premiere 20,000 Days On Earth. Visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s directorial debut explores the creative process of the musician Nick Cave.

StudioCanal-Tandem bosses get MIPTV keynote

Tsuruta’s Premonition gets co-production deal By JEaN NoH

Geneon Entertainment and Capture The Flag Films have announced a Japan-France coproduction on Premonition director Norio Tsuruta’s upcoming The Cursed Diary. Currently in pre-production, the Japanese-language supernatural mystery is scheduled to start shooting in June in the Tokyo area. The screenplay was written by Junya Kato (The Complex) and the film is budgeted at around $5m. Erika Toda from Death Note will play the lead, Reiko, a reporter who returns from Paris to Tokyo to investigate her parents’ strange, brutal deaths. French model Theo Gauchet will play her successfulactor boyfriend. They will be joined by Lisa Ulliel (Saint Laurent) and Mina Asakura. Geneon (Premonition) and Capture the Flag Films (The Horde)

StudioCanal CEO Olivier Courson and Tandem Communications president Rola Bauer will deliver a joint keynote address at MIPTV in Cannes on April 8 titled ‘European Sensibility — Global Appeal’.

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Norio Tsuruta

are producing, while Twins Japan is co-producing. Mikihiko Hirata (Marebito) and Marcel Giroux (Martyrs) are serving as producers, while Mandarin Cinéma’s Isabelle Grellat is attached as executive producer. Films Distribution will handle sales and Toho will distribute the film in Japan. The Cursed Diary tells the story

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of Reiko, whose best friend, a popular French girl, died mysteriously at their Tokyo high school. She is living in Paris with actor Maxime when she hears of her parents’ death in a strange plane crash. Returning to Tokyo to find out what happened, she discovers a hidden apartment with a strange diary. An evil entity has been unleashed.

Hong Khaou’s Lilting is to receive its European premiere as the opening night feature of the 28th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (LLGFF), which runs from March 20-30. The cross-generational, crosscultural drama, starring Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei Pei, is being sold here at the EFM by Protagonist Pictures. It opened the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance, where Ula Pontikos (Weekend) won an award for cinematography. Hong said it felt like “a perfect fit” to have the European premiere at the London festival. LLGFF’s full programme will be unveiled on February 19. Programmers promise 50 features, a new VoD strand through the BFI Player, an enhanced industry offer including an LGBT talent-development programme, plus visiting film-makers, events, installations and a previously unseen Derek Jarman work.

JakOb OFTEbrO (NOr) Victoria What inspired you to become an actor? Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura. I was 10 years old and I saw the movie 12 times, and pretended to be sick so I could see it 12 times more. Who would be your dream director to work with? If the script is good, and you and the director have a good

New Europe Film Sales has sold Papusza by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze to Germany (Kairos Film) and Japan (Movieola).

chemistry, then any one could be a favourite. Making a movie is a unique collaboration of many professional people, and not just one individual. What’s next? A couple of Scandinavian projects, including The Shamer’s Daughter and Birkebeinerne.

Gulf Film takes Holy epic among 12 to receive Les Arcs picks on Qatar’s new backing from Irish Film Board guest country Alan Gilsenan, and Newgrange Pearl multiplex New projects from Whit Stillman byPictures’ Seeing Chris, to be directed By aNDREaS WISEMaN

Qatar Media Services ( is launching the country’s first standalone multiplex in March: the Pearl-Qatar. The 10-screen cinema will feature an Imax screen, private lounge, dining atrium and a VIP theatre. The Pearl is the famed artificial island spanning nearly 4 million square metres. subsidiary Gulf Film, the Middle East’s largest exhibition chain, will operate and manage the multiplex. The company is also adding theatres in Abu Dhabi’s World Trade Centre and Dubai’s Dragon Mart, as well as a flagship cinema in Muharraq Mall in Bahrain.


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Papusza finds buyers


Lilting to open the 28th LLGFF

and Brendan Muldowney are among 12 projects to receive production backing from the Irish Film Board (IFB) in its latest round of funding. Savage and Love Eternal director Muldowney’s next project, Pilgrimage, written by Jamie Hannigan, follows a group of monks who escort a holy relic across war-torn 13th-century Ireland. The SP Films production, due to shoot later this year, has scooped a hefty $1.2m (¤900,000) commitment, one of the IFB’s biggest grants. Conor Barry, who also worked on Savage and Love Eternal, produces. Subotica’s Unless, to be directed

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by Tom Cairns, both received $682,000 (¤500,000), while Billy O’Brien’s I Am Not A Serial Killer secured $409,000 (¤300,000). Stillman’s Jane Austen adaptation, titled Jane Austen’s Love And Friendship, set to star Sienna Miller, received $341,000 (¤250,000). Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Terry McMahon’s Oliver Twisted, David Roddham’s Trade, Rebecca Daly’s Good Favour and Kieron J Walsh’s La Domestique are among the projects to receive development backing from the IFB. Meanwhile, Alex Gibney’s Ceasefire Massacre, Jake Paltrow’s Young Ones and Tommi Unger’s Moon Man were among those to receive distribution support.

Les Arcs European Film Festival has chosen Ireland as the guest country for its sixth edition later this year. The festival has partnered with the Irish Film Board for the December 13-20 edition. Festival co-founder PierreEmmanuel Fleurantin told Screen the focus would include “recent Irish feature films, a selection of shorts and a focus on co-production with Ireland.” The festival, held in the French Alps, will also invite Irish directors, actors and producers to take part in the programme. Artistic director Frédéric Boyer will continue to supervise Les Arcs’ popular Works In Progress. Michael Rosser

Emir Baigazin

Capricci Films boards The Wounded Angel By MaRTIN BLaNEy

French production company Capricci Films is to co-produce The Wounded Angel, the second feature by Emir Baigazin. The Kazakh film-maker’s debut, Harmony Lessons, won a Silver Bear for outstanding artistic contribution for its DoP, Aziz Zhambakiyev, at last year’s Berlinale. Baigazin’s new project comprises four episodes about “fallen angels”, and is his second part of a trilogy about teenagers and their complex relations with the world. The Wounded Angel was developed by Baigazin in Berlin last autumn when he participated in the Berlinale Residency. This week, he was pitching the project to further potential co-producers at the Co-Production Market.


Misfire hits mark for Hannibal

Swiss Creative Europe doubt

by JErEMy Kay

Switzerland’s membership of Creative Europe has been thrown into doubt after its population narrowly voted in favour of new immigration curbs. Michel Magnier of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture, said: “This might have an impact should the EU consider new options in its relationship with Switzerland.” Swiss Films’ director Catherine

Hannibal Pictures has licensed a slew of territories on R Ellis Frazier’s action film Misfire, led by a US and UK deal with Image Entertainment. Rights have also gone to Spain (Inopia Films), France (Marco Polo), Greece and Turkey (Tanweer), former Yugoslavia (Montenegro Discovery Film & Video), Hungary (M-RTL Zrt), Poland (Monolith Films), Romania (Prorom), Middle East (Eagle), Latin America (California Filmes), Japan (The Klock Worx) and China and Hong Kong (Star Alliance). Frazier and Geoffrey Ross are producing the film and anticipate a late April delivery. Misfire stars Gary Daniels, Vannessa Vasquez and Michael Greco and tells of a DEA agent who heads to Mexico after his ex-wife is kidnapped by a cartel boss. Benjamin Budd wrote the screenplay. Hannibal’s Richard Rionda Del Castro and Hayley Arabia brokered the deal with Image’s Bill Bromiley and Grace Feeney.

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Containment breaks out by andrEaS WiSEMan

Fledgling UK financier and production outfit Bandoola Productions is gearing up for an April shoot on UK thriller Containment, also produced by Casey Herbert and Pete Smyth’s Bright Cold Day Films and Christine Hartland’s Patchwork Productions. It follows an artist who finds the doors and windows in his apartment have been sealed shut.











Ann Berger described the signals given by the referendum vote as “devastating”. “This is now the worst imaginable starting position for the negotiations and signing of the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, and I honestly don’t know how the damage can be limited,” she continued. Sales agent Esther van Messel of First Hand Films added that “with bureaucratically closed borders, the future looks dim for the

upkeep of any relevant dialogue. Switzerland has clearly said ‘No’ to Creative Europe, the EU’s MEDIA Programme. While films are accessible online everywhere, Swiss films will now, more than ever, be made in a vacuum of finance, energy and expertise.” “What is important for us as far as Swiss participation in the MEDIA Programme is the alignment with the Audiovisual Directive, and they haven’t started that yet,” Magnier added.

ESC fund out of the shadows UK-based film production outfit The Electric Shadow Company (ESC) has launched a $4.5m fund to invest in films in the $3m-$15m budget range. Electric Shadow Fund (ESF) aims to invest $150,000$750,000 in each of three to five films in the next year. The first project to receive backing will be romance Your Right Mind. Andreas Wiseman

EFP’s sHOOTING sTars 2014 MaTEusz KOscIuKIEwIcz (POl) In the name of What inspired you to be an actor? My main aim was to escape the small village where I come from and become something like a famous poet. But I used to perform with an amateur group, and the woman who looked after us thought that I was talented. She sent me to acting school. What attracts you to a role? I’ve always played extreme roles —

a brother who is sleeping with his older sister, a son who kills his mother, a priest’s lover. I like those roles, because they are provocative, but I would also like to play an extremely ordinary person with emotions hidden somewhere inside. What are you working on next? A film by Jerzy Skolimowski, which I’m very pleased about.




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Life Of Riley Reviewed by Dan Fainaru If the point of a film is to put a big smile on your face and have you walk out of the cinema feeling a bit better, having learned just that little bit more about your fellow men and women, then Alain Resnais’ latest film Life Of Riley (Aimer, Boire Et Chanter) does a splendid job. Granted, it is targeted first and foremost at cinephiles and adult audiences, who are most likely to recognise themselves in the film’s six characters or even maybe the seventh, Riley, who is at the heart of the story but never actually puts in an appearance. At the respectable age of 92, Resnais has the uncanny knack of reinventing himself with every new film, while working with the same basic material as well as many of his regular cast and crew. He never really departs from themes that have been close to his heart in recent years — whether it is juxtaposing life and art to the point where you cannot tell them apart, or the changing perspective on life as age settles in with the inevitable shadow of death lurking in the background. Once again, this is an adaptation of a play — for the third time in his career by UK playwright Alan Ayckbourn. It is set in the Yorkshire countryside, where three middle-aged couples are told that a dear friend of theirs, George Riley, might have only a few more months to live. They are Colin (Girardot), a not particularly astute country doctor, and his wife, Kathryn (Azéma), who was Riley’s lover in her youth; the philandering Jack (Vuillermoz), a businessman who considers himself to be Riley’s

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CoMPetition Fr. 2013. 108mins Director Alain Resnais Production company F Comme Film Producer Jean-Louis Livi International sales Le Pacte, Screenplay Laurent Herbier, Alex Reval, adapted from Alan Ayckbourn’s play, Life Of Riley Cinematography Dominique Bouilleret Editor Hervé de Luze Production designer Jacques Saulnier Music Mark Snow Main cast Sabine Azéma, Hippolyte Girardot, Caroline Silhol, Michel Vuillermoz, Sandrine Kiberlain, André Dussollier

oldest friend, and his spouse, Tamara (Silhol), who may be having an affair with Riley; and finally Riley’s ex-wife, Monica (Kiberlain), who had left him for a rustic farmer, Simeon (Dussollier). The action moves constantly between the gardens of four country houses. From a distance, the houses are just sketches, designed by comic-strip star Blutch, but up close these gardens look like stage sets with plastic curtains, allowing theatrical entrances for all six characters. No wonder, since Colin, Kathryn, Tamara and the never-seen George are rehearsing for an amateur stage production and it is never quite clear whether their dialogue is part of their rehearsals or for real. Or, more likely, whether it is both at the same time. George had been drawn into the play to keep his mind off his health, but whether he is dying or not, he is certainly capable of working his charms on all

three women, to the point that by the third act, all of them are keen to accept his invitation to accompany him on holiday to Tenerife, whatever their partners might think. Resnais, a master of form if ever there was one, combines elements that should not normally be put together, and shows how they can work despite all expectations. His camera observes his characters with great sympathy, whatever their foibles, without ever missing out on the slightly ridiculous, stagey edge of each part, particularly in evidence with the hyperactive, assertive Kathryn or in Jack’s theatrical despondency when he learns of his friend’s disease. An editor at heart, even after all these years Resnais never allows the action to linger needlessly, and with the same precision with which he has always developed his characters, never allows any of them to make a false step. The cast is all on top form, with Caroline Silhol offering a beautiful study of the worldly French wife who knows how to handle her husband’s fickleness, without relinquishing the possibility of a little fickleness herself. For all those who are tempted to shrug at the sight of the film and say it is nothing more than filmed theatre, Resnais’ intention is to look at all the things on stage that one never has the opportunity to focus on — one of the real achievements of this film. Incidentally, the French title is taken from the Gallic name of a famous Johann Strauss waltz, which accompanies every one of the film’s visits to Riley’s garden.



» Life Of Riley p6 » Blind Massage p7 » In Order Of Disappearance p7 » A Long Way Down p8

» The Dark Valley p8 » Things People Do p11 » The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden p11

In Order Of Disappearance Reviewed by Mark Adams

Blind Massage


Reviewed by Fionnuala Halligan Tui Na, the Chinese title of Blind Massage, is a form of therapy often practised in China’s medical massage centres for the blind. There are more than 50,000 licensed blind masseurs in China, and Bi Feiyu’s bestselling novel, which Ma Yingli has adapted for the big screen, focuses on the lives and loves of the practitioners in one such Nanjing centre. It is not difficult to figure out why Lou Ye (Mystery, Suzhou River) was technically attracted to this project, and his rich use of light and darkness helps create a strong visual ebb and flow, from jarring moments of high melodrama to the more gentle, blurred edges of love. With the book well-known in China, coupled with some bravura performances from his actors, Blind Massage stands to perform well in the local marketplace. International reaction may be more divided, however, with some likely to want a more coherent piece. While on the one hand, Lou abandons restraint to push the envelope visually in an exciting — if occasionally confusing — way, Blind Massage also has a tendency to trip over into high melodrama. With so many of the ensemble cast given a bloody resolution to their stories, Lou’s screenplay can often seem careless, throwing away the credibility he has worked so hard to earn. Blind Massage fields an ensemble cast including some sighted actors, notably Lou Ye’s regular collaborators Guo Xiaodong and Qin Hao. Spring Fever’s Huang Xuan and Huang Lu play the angry young blind boy Xiao Ma, who kicks off the film with a botched suicide attempt, and his prostitute lover, Mann. Mei Ting is Du Hong, the centre’s beautiful masseuse. They share scenes with blind actors including Zhang Lei, who has a natural ease. Guo and Qin play old college friends who are reunited at the centre. Dr Wang (Guo) has arrived in Nanjing with his partially sighted fiancée Kong, but their relationship is troubled — her parents will never accept a blind man as her husband, while his brother and parents are in trouble with loan sharks. Dr Sha (Qin), a hopeless romantic and poet in a fruitless search for love, falls hopelessly for Du Hong, who is attracted to Xiao Ma in a slightly soapy scenario. All stories will come to a violent resolution, though, as Lou’s camera drifts in and out of focus. “The blind are in the light, while the sighted hide in the shadows,” concludes the screenplay, and it is indeed a poignant observation. Lou’s camera illuminates and shades their existence in all their heightened emotions.


Chi-Ger. 2013. 114mins Director Lou Ye Production companies Shaanxi Culture industry, Dream Factory International sales Wild Bunch, Producers Wang Yong, nai An, Li Ling Executive producers Lou Ye, nai An, Kristina Larsen Screenplay Ma Yingli, from the novel by Bi Feiyu Cinematography Zeng Jian Editors Kong Jinlei, Zhu Lin Production designer Du Ailin Music Johann Johannsson Main cast Guo Xiaodong, Qin Hao, Zhang Lei, Mei ting, Huang Xuan, Huang Lu, Jiang Dan


A delightfully droll tale of bloody revenge, Hans Petter Moland’s dark and funny In Order Of Disappearance (Kraftidioten) may well fit loosely into the much-hyped Nordic Noir bracket, but thanks to a series of nicely oddball performances and a plethora of killings it could even fall into Coen brothers or Tarantino territory. While perhaps not to all tastes — and possibly too mainstream for a Berlin Competition film — it is a delightfully sustained and engagingly absurd film that demands wide distribution and could just as easily be acquired for remake rights alone. The film marks the fourth collaboration between Moland and his lead actor, Stellan Skarsgard and, while hyped as an ‘action comedy’, it is far more a darkly funny crime tale that teeters on the edge of being a fully fledged underworld blood fest. Skarsgard plays his role of a snowplough driver out for revenge pretty straight, allowing those around him to revel in a series of nicely leftfield characters. The rather heavy-handed English title quite simply relates to the lengthy list of those who are killed during the film, which Moland cleverly — and rather amusingly — celebrates on screen with an intertitle of a cross and the dead character’s name each time a new one is bumped off. While funny for a while, it rather overstays its welcome, but is indicative of the often-playful nature of this quite bloody crime tale. In wintery rural Norway, mild-mannered, hard-working Nils Dickman (Skarsgard), who has recently been voted the community’s ‘man of the year’, is mortified when his son dies of a drugs overdose. But when he finds the young man was murdered by a drugs gang because of his inadvertent involvement in a drugs scam, Nils opts to take revenge. His investigations bring him into contact with a series of lackeys for a gangster, the Count (Sverre Hagen), a longhaired vegan eccentric who make juices for his henchman and provides them with take-away coffee when they are torturing a rival. As the body count rises he gets closer to the Count, but after a botched attempt to hire a hitman to kill him, Nils decides to kidnap the Count’s son as a way of forcing him out into the snowy countryside that Nils knows best. While Skarsgard plays his role admirably straight — which suits his quiet, straight persona — around him there is a lot of dark fun to be had. Whether it is the gay relationship between two of the Count’s mobsters; the local policemen who cannot stand the sight of blood; or the Serbian mobsters frolicking like children in the snow, dark humour permeates this playfully droll crime film.


nor-Swe-Den. 2014. 115mins Director Hans petter Moland Production companies paradox, Zentropa entertainment International sales trustnordisk, Producers Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B Kvae Executive producers peter Garde, erik poppe, Stellan Skarsgard, Hans petter Moland Screenplay Kim Fupz Aakeson Cinematography philip ogaard Editor Jens Christian Fodstad Production designer Jorgen Stangebye Larsen Music Kaspar Kaae, Kare Vestrheim Main cast Stellan Skarsgard, Bruno Ganz, pal Sverre Hagen, Jakob oftebro, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen


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A Long Way Down Reviewed by Mark Adams For a film about suicide, there is a whole lot of warmth and heart to Pascal Chaumeil’s comedydrama, A Long Way Down, a charmingly played film about how life can offer up a second chance at the most unlikely of moments and unexpected friendships can offer fresh perspectives. The film offers engagingly complex roles for Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul, and while a tough sell to audiences (suicide comedy, anyone?) it is well worth the cinematic ride. Adapted from Nick Hornby’s bestselling novel, which may help marketing profile, the film is nicely structured as it tackles the doom-and-gloom surrounding its four lead characters, delivering a subtle blend of genres as its tragic and comic aspects combine while some of the big issues of life are played out. Quite how the four deeply dysfunctional individuals become the most unlikely of support groups is the rather tender core of A Long Way Down. The film opens with Martin Sharp (Brosnan), a disgraced television presenter, seeing his life fall apart after he had sex with a girl a few months shy of her 16th birthday (“She looked 25 to me”, he insists). He straps a ladder to the roof of his car on New Year’s Eve and heading to Toppers Tower, an anonymous London office block notorious as a suicide hotspot. The ladder — which he has to walk up to the roof — is to lay across three feet of barb-wire netting around the outside of the roof. He lights a cigar and heads to the edge of the ladder. But his plans to

The Dark Valley Reviewed by Jonathan Romney There’s trouble up in them thar hills… except the hills are the Tyrol, and this Western happens to be Austrian. But The Dark Valley (Das Finstere Tal) isn’t quite such a bizarre proposition — not when you think of the geographical similarities between Austria and classic oater terrain such as Colorado — or indeed, when you think of the Austrian tradition of mountain films, of which Andreas Prochaska’s feature provides a genre variant. Intermittently entertaining, The Dark Valley scores highly on magnificent photography and atmosphere, but loses on limp storytelling and an overall stolidity in its prestige-costumer ambitions. Despite some elegance, the film is unlikely to travel much outside German-speaking territories, and it lacks the swagger to score at fests as a midnightmovie favourite. Set in a distant high region of the Tyrol in the 19th century, The Dark Valley begins with a precredit sequence in which a young couple in hiding are hunted down by a malevolent posse. Thereafter, a young local named Luzi (Beer, a candid ingénue) takes up the narrative in a portentous voiceover. Things kick off properly years later when a mysterious black-hatted stranger rides into Luzi’s village and requests digs for the winter. He announces himself as Greider (Riley), over from America and supposedly in the area to take photographs. Moving in as a lodger with the girl and her

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BeRlinAle SPeCiAl UK-Ger. 2013. 96mins Director Pascal Chaumeil Production companies Wildgaze Films, DCM Productions, BBC Films, lionsgate International sales HanWay Films, www. Producers Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey Co-producers Dario Suter, Christoph Daniel, Marc Schmidheiny, Christine langan, nick Hornby, Zygi Kamasa Screenplay Jack Thorne, based on the novel by nick Hornby Cinematography Ben Davis Editor Barney Pilling Production designer Chris Oddy Music Dario Marianelli Main cast Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, imogen Poots, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Sam neill, Tuppence Middleton, Joe Cole

jump are hampered by the arrival of three other people, all with similar plans and keen to use his ladder. The new arrivals are Maureen (Collette), a housewife on the verge of a breakdown after years of taking care of her severely disabled son; failed rock musician-cum-pizza delivery boy JJ (Paul, from Breaking Bad), and, youngest of them all, lovesick but rebellious Jess (rising UK star Poots). Against all logic, they end up telling each other their stories and grudgingly help one another, finally making a pact not to kill themselves before Valentine’s Day — giving them six weeks to keep on staying alive. Sadly their story makes the press, though their desire to stay bonded is not helped by Jess’s comment that up on the roof a naked angel that looked

just like Matt Damon had decreed “thou shalt not die tonight” and stopped them from jumping. To escape attention the four take a trip to Spain, and gradually get to know each other better, though it all ends badly when it is revealed JJ’s reasons for wanting to kill himself are more deep-rooted than he first explained. It is a bold story about fractured individuals, with suicide and depression the unlikely subjects for dark comedy. Playing a self-pitying paedophile is a brave choice for Brosnan, and while he is the ‘star’, the film is very much a four-hander, with each actor delivering intelligently nuanced performances. Thoughtfully directed, A Long Way Down defies expectations and delivers an impressively life-affirming message.

mother, Greider quickly incurs the dislike of the clan of thugs — old man Brenner and his six boys — who rule the region with, it turns out, more than just your average rod of iron. It is not long before two Brenners die mysterious and bloody deaths — one of them in the film’s best sequence, a tense and atmospheric snowbound scene involving tobogganing logs. It is pretty easy to guess who is responsible — and it is not long before Greider enters the local church like Gary Cooper striding into the Dodge City saloon, and insists on confessing to the priest. The film is certainly handsome enough — the stranger-in-town theme played out in visuals that

suggest High Plains Drifter with a dash of painter Caspar David Friedrich. There are also some intriguing thematic overtones that are not brought out to full advantage — the Catholicism, a strong streak of Freud (this is an Austrian film, after all), as well as echoes of 20th-century history in the picture of a community in sway to a Nazi-like tyranny. But the drama barely breathes, not least because of flat characterisation. And, while British lead Sam Riley exudes a candid straight-arrow quality reminiscent of Kyle MacLachlan, he somewhat lacks the sheer steeliness you look for in a blackhatted man on a mission. Some of the musical choices, too, are misguidedly anachronistic.

BeRlinAle SPeCiAl Aust-Ger. 2013. 115mins Director Andreas Prochaska Production companies Allegro Film, X Filme Creative Pool International sales Films Boutique, www. Producers Helmut Grasser, Stefan Arndt Screenplay Martin Ambrosch, Andreas Prochaska, from the book by Thomas Willmann Cinematography Thomas W Kiennast Editor Daniel Prochaska Music Matthias Weber Main cast Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Paula Beer, Thomas Schubert, Carmen Gratl

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Producer: Bavaria Filmverleih & Produktion World Sales: Global Screen

Producer: Independent Artists Filmproduktion World Sales: The Match Factory

Sat, 8 Feb, 08:30 h, Berlinale Palast (press) Sat, 8 Feb, 21:30 h, Berlinale Palast (premiere) Sun, 9 Feb, 10:00 h, Friedrichstadt-Palast Sun, 9 Feb, 19:30 h, Haus der Berliner Festspiele Mon, 10 Feb, 17:00 h, Adria Mon, 10 Feb, 17:30 h, CineStar 2 (market)

Tue, 11 Feb, 09:00 h, Berlinale Palast (press) Tue, 11 Feb, 16:00 h, Berlinale Palast (premiere) Wed, 12 Feb, 09:30 h, Friedrichstadt-Palast Wed, 12 Feb, 15:30 h, Friedrichstadt-Palast Wed, 12 Feb, 19:30 h, Haus der Berliner Festspiele Sun, 16 Feb, 15:30 h, Berlinale Palast

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Producer: UFA Fiction World Sales: Beta Cinema

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GERMAN-INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTIONS IN COMPETITION / OUT OF COMPETITION BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Christophe Gans (FR/DE) German Co-Producer: Studio Babelsberg World Sales: Pathé International


THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL by Wes Anderson (UK/DE) German Co-Producer: Studio Babelsberg World Sales: Fox Searchlight Pictures

PRAIA DO FUTURO by Karim Aïnouz (BR/DE) German Co-Producer: DETAiLFILM World Sales: The Match Factory

HISTORY OF FEAR by Benjamin Naishtat (AR/UY/DE/FR) German Co-Producer: Vitakuben World Sales: Visit Films

STRATOS by Yannis Economides (GR/DE/CY) German Co-Producer: The Match Factory World Sales: The Match Factory

THE MONUMENTS MEN by George Clooney (US/UK/DE)

THE THIRD SIDE OF THE RIVER by Celina Murga (AR/DE/NL) German Co-Producer: Rommel Film World Sales: The Match Factory

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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden Reviewed by Mark Adams

Things People Do Reviewed by Fionnuala Halligan The end credits on film editor Saar Klein’s directorial debut pay “special thanks” to his mentor, Terrence Malick, but the tribute is not really necessary: Klein’s debt is writ large on-screen throughout Things People Do, a seductively flawed tale of the middle-class American dream gone adrift in the desert. The film’s finely calibrated rhythms, impressionistic visuals and repeated motifs pray an attractive hymn to the man Klein worked with on The Thin Red Line and Tree Of Life, and the result is an intriguing, occasionally haunting work of some power where the ethereal visuals ultimately threaten to overpower a more grounded narrative. Israeli-born, German-national Klein sits his film on the arid edges of the New Mexico desert, where his isolated characters maintain a tenuous grip on their lives. There, in the quasi-wilderness, he switches between the oblique visual style of his mentor and the more linear pursuits of a morality play, but the two components do not always gel. Much rides on the shoulders of Wes Bentley as nice guy Bill Scanlin, a debt-ridden insurance adjustor and father of two who, we learn, has been let go from his job — although he keeps up the day-to-day pretence of normality in front of his family. A key motif in the film is a swimming pool that Bill has installed in this drought zone, for which he borrowed $40,000; it is a stunning, repetitive visual, emblematic of Bill’s poor decision-making. Bill is a straight-up guy, too nice for the dog-eat-dog world in which he is trying to live (in fact, he seems to identify with a stray dog in the desert). With a complicated family background — his father, a cop on the take, committed suicide, while his rich father-in-law considers him inferior — Bill places great emphasis on honesty. He wants to be a stand-up man, but is being tested to the point of no return in a society where there is no quarter given to those who stumble. A chance meeting with a police detective in a bowling alley gives Bill a friendship that is a little more shaded. Frank (Isaacs) says, “I don’t make judgments,” which is helpful, because a suicidal Bill is about to make a series of very bad choices, starting with an accidental hold-up in a show home and escalating to armed robbery. Producers Sarah Green and Hans Graffunder, like Klein, have worked extensively with Malick, while cinematographer Matthias Königswieser makes a noteworthy feature debut here. Music, from Marc Streitenfeld, also calls to mind Malick, with Chopin, Bach, even Bizet featuring in a string-based score. Locations are vividly memorable — even though they are shot through Königswieser’s bleached lens — and Chad Keith’s production design is also a star.

PANoRAMA SPECIAL US. 2014. 110mins Director Saar Klein Production companies Brace Cove Productions, Faliro House Productions International sales Celluloid Dreams, info@ Producers Sarah Green, Hans Graffunder Executive producers Nicolas Gonda, Ryan Rettig, Michael Macs, Kurt Billick, David Klein, Doug Liman Screenplay Saar Klein, Joe Conway Cinematography Matthias Königswieser Editors Hank Corwin, Saar Klein Production designer Chad Keith Music Marc Streitenfeld Main cast Wes Bentley, Jason Isaacs, Vinessa Shaw, Haley Bennett

At the highly charged dramatic core of Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller’s intriguing documentary, there is a dramatic feature-film version crying out to be remade. Sex, violence, bitter conflict and an unresolved murder mystery are the defining aspects of its story of how a plan to set up a new life in a idyllic island location goes so badly wrong. The film, which has been shorn of some nine minutes since its first screening at Telluride Film Festival, may be rather too padded with tangentially linked contemporary interviews, but at its heart is some wonderful material and a gripping real-life story. The film should interest buyers (it has been picked up by Zeitgeist for the US) as well as other film festivals. The voice casting of top talents such as Cate Blanchett, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger and Connie Nielsen will also be appealing. Goldfine and Geller — who made acclaimed doc Ballets Russes — focus on an idealistic plan in 1929 by 43-year-old Berlin physician Friedrich Ritter, who left his wife and brought his younger lover, the also married Dore Strauch, to live in isolation on Floreana, one of the Galapagos Islands. He was determined they should live off the land, though she was not as physically able to cope with the rigours of their new life. Home-film footage, photographs and newspaper accounts of their new life provide a vivid glimpse into this Eden — a solitary paradise that was interrupted by new arrivals. First were rather staid married couple Heinz Wittmer, his pregnant wife Margret and their teenage son, Harry, who appeared three years later, inspired by what they had read about Ritter. Ritter just about managed to put up with them, but the relative harmony of island life was thrown into disarray with the arrival of the so-called Austrian Baroness Eloise von Wagner Bosquet and her gigolos, Robert and Rudolf. She was a personality of epic proportions, and while hardly beautiful she brimmed with sensuality and relished her unconventional sexual arrangement. Following a drought in 1934, there were a series of fatal incidents and people vanished from the island never to be seen again — prompting one interviewee to say it would take Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery. The fact the character voiceovers are handled by actors such as Blanchett (Strauch), Kretschmann (Friedrich Ritter), Kruger (Margret Wittmer) and Connie Nielsen (the Baroness) gives the film an additional edge. It veers into melodrama at times, and there is a niggling sense that modern-day interviews with tangentially linked locals provides rather distracting padding when what the viewer wants is the story of Ritter, the Baroness and their fractured Eden.

BERLINALE SPECIAL US. 2013. 120mins Directors Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller Production company Geller/Goldfine Productions International sales The Film Sales Company, Producers Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine, Celeste Schaefer Snyder Executive producer Jonathan Dana Screenplay Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller, Celeste Schaefer Snyder, based on the books, journals, articles and letters of Dore Strauch, Margret Wittmer, Friedrich Ritter, Heinz Wittmer and John Garth Cinematography Dan Geller Editor Bill Weber Music Laura Karpman Voice cast Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Sebastian Koch, Josh Radnor

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TEAM BUILDING Wim Wenders and Robert Redford speak exclusively with Martin Blaney about their 3D architecture film Cathedrals Of Culture

The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California (Robert Redford)

Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin (Wim Wenders)

hree years ago, Wim Wenders presented his homage to legendary choreographer Pina Bausch in the 3D feature documentary Pina as an out of competition screening at the Berlinale. He returns here with another 3D project, Cathedrals Of Culture, in the Berlinale Special sidebar, in collaboration with five other filmmakers who pose the question: “If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?” While Wenders did not have far to go to portray the Berlin Philharmonic in his film, Austria’s Michael Glawogger travelled to St Petersburg for the Russian National Library and Denmark’s Michael Madsen picked the ground-breaking Halden Prison in Norway. The Salk Institute in California’s La Jolla came under the spotlight of actor-directorproducer Robert Redford, while Norwegian film-maker Margreth Olin chose the Opera House in Oslo and Brazil’s Karim Ainouz — in this year’s Competition with Praia Do Futuro — followed a day in the life of the Pompidou Centre in Paris. As Wenders explains, the choice of directors was made by the producers Gian-Piero Ringel and Erwin M Schmidt at Neue Road Movies and the editorial line for the six films was defined by a 3D video installation, If Buildings Could Talk, Wenders had made for the Architecture Biennale in Venice. “With Cathedrals Of Culture, we wanted to reverse the traditional narrative perspective of architecture films and develop a new access to these amazing buildings by letting them speak for themselves,” he says. “We

Pompidou Centre in Paris (Karim Ainouz)

Halden Prison in Halden, Norway (Michael Madsen)


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Opera House in Oslo (Margreth Olin)

’[Shooting in 3D] was to complement the basic concept rather than being the sole reason’ Robert Redford

wanted to explore their soul, not architectural facts. “One of the main goals of the project was to explore 3D as a visual language, and to allow a group of different film-makers to make use of this medium in their very own way. If there were any particular challenges, then [they were] mostly the conceptual difficulty of creating six different films by six directors about six different buildings, and still let them share a basic idea and belong together and form a unity.” Deciding on the Berlin Philharmonic for his episode was ���a short and sweet process”, he recalls. “I wanted to cover a building in Berlin. And I wanted to have an emotional access to it. I wanted to do justice to the building. But the more I got to know it, the more complex it became. Every day, I saw new aspects of it and in the end, after five days of shooting, I felt I’d only scratched the surface.” When Wenders called Redford to join the project, the veteran actor-director was “obviously intrigued by the idea of making a film about a building that speaks to you”. Initially, Redford says, he considered the IM Pei-

’We wanted to let these buildings speak for themselves. We wanted to explore their soul’ Wim Wenders

National Library in St Petersburg (Michael Glawogger)

designed National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, “but then everything came together when I thought of the Salk Institute [of Biological Studies] because I’d grown up nearby and remember seeing the building being constructed. “When I looked at the archival footage of the architect Louis I Kahn and Jonas Salk, I could see what brilliant men they were and how they came together to create this iconic building,” Redford explains. “That became the heart of my film; and the fact that the building is full of geometric angles except for the space going through the middle into infinity in the sea. I wanted to try and romanticise these angles and also see how the inside and outside of the building came together. “When I started interviewing the scientists, the project took on a life of its own because I realised the connection between them and the building was much deeper than I ever expected. I could see there was an organic relationship.” Apart from Wenders and Madsen, the other film-makers on Cathedrals Of Culture had no prior experience of filming in 3D, but Redford stresses that, for him, shooting in 3D was “to complement the basic concept rather than being the sole reason”. He adds: “I chose Ed Lachman as cinematographer because he has an experimental side, he’s not afraid to try anything and this would be a challenge that he would jump at. Being a challenge for both of us would be a good adventure and it was a very s productive relationship.” ■

A FILM BY A dry summer day in a small town. Two teenage sisters alone, only one day to discover the desire.

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

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

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

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(Germany) 98mins. Dir: Feo Aladag. Cast: Ronald Zehrfeld, Mohsin Ahmady, Saida Barmaki. An outpost in Afghanistan is under threat from the Taliban. German


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commander Jesper and his Afghan interpreter Tarik try to reconcile conflicts. But what happens to your humanitarian ideals when you are bound by a strict military bureaucracy? competition press Berlinale palast

Xiaodong, Qin Hao, Zhang Lei. The employees at this massage salon in Nanjing are all blind – and they all have their own story. competition friedrichstadt-palast

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Brit Marling. Abraham Lincoln grew up in a log cabin in the backwoods of Indiana. Visualises three years in the childhood of the US president. panorama Special cinemaxX 7

radical evil

(Germany) 96mins. Dir: Stefan Ruzowitzky. The Nazi death squads killed about two million Jewish civilians by bullets. We hear their thoughts written in letters and diaries, hear what they said at court. lola@Berlinale Zoo palast 2

tHe fort in order of diSappearance

(Norway, Sweden, Denmark) 105mins. Dir: Hans Petter Moland. Cast: Stellan Skarsgard, Pal Sverre Hagen, Bruno Ganz. A gruesome black comedy displaying a nuanced portrayal of the mentalities of Swedish, Norwegian and Serb Mafiosi. Bruno Ganz plays a Serb mafia boss pursued by Stellan Skarsgard in the role of an unforgiving snow plough driver. competition Haus der Berliner festspiele

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(China, France) 114mins. Dir: Lou Ye. Cast: Guo

(India) 110mins. Dir: Avinash Arun. Cast: Amruta Subhash, Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao. Chinu has lost his father. Moving to the country was his mother’s idea. She thought it would help him, but the quiet boy finds it hard to warm to his new environment. generation Kplus Zoo palast 1


(Germany) 81mins. Dir: Andre Siegers. forum press cinemaxX 6

10:00 tHe Better angelS

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(Sweden) 63mins. Dir: Per Ahlin, Alicja Jaworski Bjork, Lasse Persson. Emil is driving his parents to distraction. His tomfoolery earns him banishment to the woodshed – which Emil doesn’t really see as a punishment. generation Kplus filmtheater am friedrichshain

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(France) 92mins. Dir: Guillaume Nicloux. Cast: Michel Houellebecq, Mathieu Nicourt. forum cineStar 8

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. Working with a new client, her carefully delineated boundaries become increasingly blurred. forum Hau Hebbel am ufer (Hau1)


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(Turkey, Germany, France) 105mins. Dir: Huseyin Karabey. Cast: Feride Gezer, Melek Ulger, Tuncay Akdemir.

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

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(Germany) 110mins. Dir: Sherry Hormann. Cast: Antonia CampbellHughes, Thure Lindhardt, Amelia Pidgeon. At the age of 10, Natascha Kampusch is abducted on her way to school. A martyrdom of eight years begins.

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

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(Germany) 93mins. Dir: Johannes Naber. Cast: Sebastian Blomberg, Devid Striesow, Katharina Schuttler. Three successful business consultants tour the world’s industrial hubs like pitbulls of global capitalism, executing the decisions of others. Perspektive deutsches Kino Colosseum 1

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(Italy, France) 90mins. Dir: Fabio Mollo. Cast: Vinicio Marchioni, Miriam Karlkvist, Valentina Lodovini. Grazia lives with her father in a drab coastal town. Beneath her inscrutable expression, she harbours a longing for her missing brother, Pietro. He appears to her, as if in a dream, when she dives deep down

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is The man WhO is TaLL haPPY?

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(Germany, Switzerland) 88mins. Dir: Dario Aguirrel. Cast: Mohan Agashe, Om Puri, Mohan Gokhale.

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(Mexico) 95mins. Dir: Samuel Kishi Leopo. Cast: Alejandro Gallardo, Arnold Ramirez, Moises Galindo.

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(France) 108mins. Dir: Alain Resnais. Cast: Sabine Azema, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol.

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(Austria) 85mins. Dir: Sebastian Brameshuber.

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My father Cesar thought I was going to take over his restaurant in Ecuador, but I decided to go to Germany and became vegetarian. Ten years later I return to solve the problems of his ramshackle restaurant.

them. But nobody has told Sotha that his parents are dead.

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

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JOY OF man’s desiring

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(Japan) 85mins. Dir: Masakazu Sugita. Cast: Ayane Ohmori, Riku Ohishi, Naoko Yoshimoto. 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


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(UK, US, Israel) 80mins. Dir: Andre Singer.


(India) 63mins. Dir: Pushpendra Singh. Love story between a young woman named Lajwanti and a mysterious man with an obsession for doves.

(Greece, Germany, Cyprus) 137mins. Dir:

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Berlinale special haus der Berliner Festspiele

16:30 aTLanTida

(Argentina, France) 78mins. Dir: Ines Maria Barrionuevo. Cast: Melissa Romero, Sol Zavala, Florencia Decall. generation 14plus CinemaxX 3

KumiKO, The Treasure hunTer

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

sCraP Yard

(France) 90mins. Dir: Nadege Trebal. Forum Cinestar 8

17:00 andersOn

(Germany) 90mins. Dir: Annekatrin Hendel. Panorama dokumente festival and press international

Finding ViVian maier

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

FiVe sCOuTs

(Japan) 72mins. Dir: Tomotaka Tasaka. Cast: Isamu Kosugi, Bontaro Miake, Shiro Izome, Hikaru Hoshi. retrospective CinemaxX 8

The midnighT aFTer

(Hong Kong, China)


124mins. Dir: Fruit Chan. Cast: Wong You-nam, Simon Yam, Kara Hui. A group of passengers board a minibus on the busy streets of Hong Kong. But when the bus emerges from a tunnel there’s not a soul in sight – neither on the streets nor in the houses and offices. Then the passengers make a horrific discovery. Panorama Special Cubix 9

My nAMe IS Joe

(UK, Germany, Spain) 105mins. Dir: Ken Loach. Cast: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, David McKay. The drama of a recovering alcoholic who risks his relationship with a Glaswegian nurse when he takes on a drug transport job for old friends.

Lucchesi. Cast: Paula Hertzog, Paola Barrientos, Alvin Astorga. Twelve-year-old Lila tries to escape from her boarding school in its sparse mountainous location to find her unknown father. A teacher sees Lila’s torment and decides to accompany her. Generation kplus haus der kulturen der Welt kino 1

17:30 ConCernInG vIolenCe

(Sweden, US, Denmark) 85mins. Dir: Goran Hugo Olsson. Panorama dokumente Cubix 7

17:45 TrIPTyque

nATurAl SCIenCeS

(Canada) 94mins. Dir: Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires. Cast: Frederike Bedard, Lise Castonguay, Hans Piesbergen.

(Argentina, France) 71mins. Dir: Matias

Panorama Special CineStar 3

homage Zeughauskino

18:00 BlInd MASSAGe

(China, France) 114mins. Dir: Lou Ye. Cast: Guo Xiaodong, Qin Hao, Zhang Lei. Competition Friedrichstadt-Palast


(US) 120mins. Dir: Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger. Berlinale Special Cubix 8


Kathleen Morgeneyer.

The hero

Forum Filmkunst 66

(India) 120mins. Dir: Satyajit Ray. Cast: Uttam Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Bireswar Sen.

19:00 A lonG WAy doWn

(UK, Germany) 96mins. Dir: Pascal Chaumeil. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots. Berlinale Special Gala haus der Berliner Festspiele

dMd kIu lIdT

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

Berlinale Classics CinemaxX 8

PrAIA do FuTuro

(Brazil, Germany) 106mins. Dir: Karim Ainouz. Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuita Barbosa. Competition Berlinale Palast


(US) 74mins. Dir: Ken Jacobs.

(Romania) 97mins. Dir: Corneliu Porumboiu. Cast: Adrian Porumboiu. Forum delphi Filmpalast

Forum CinemaxX 4


Forum CineStar 8

Berlinale Special Gala press CinemaxX 9

(Germany) 108mins. Dir: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau. Cast: Gosta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn. retrospective Zeughauskino

The GueSTS

(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.

Forum CinemaxX 6

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

Panorama festival and press CineStar IMAX


The dArkSIde

(US) 101mins. Dir: Diego Luna. Cast: Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson.



(Luxembourg, Austria) 80mins. Dir: Elfi Mikesch. Cast: Eva Mattes, Martin Wuttke, Carolina Cardoso.

Forum Zoo Palast 2

(Australia) 94mins. Dir: Warwick Thornton. Cast: Lynette Narkle, Merwez Whaleboat, Sacha Horler.

CeSAr ChAveZ


The SeCond GAMe

Five “irregulars” and a robbery. Five “solo performances”, in an extremely jazzy Naples. A melancholic thriller. A black comedy.


Giuseppe Tornatore Every film,my first film

CineStar 5 – 10:30

Dffb-Kino – 15:00

February 11, 2014 Screen International at Berlin 17 n


stays at home to spy on her.

In The CourTyard

(Germany) 89mins. Dir: Philip Widmann. Cast: Cora Frost, Gustav Peter Wohler, Lisa Arndt. Monika and Hans are having an affair. A briefcase is discovered containing Hans’ protocol of events. His chronicles of their sexual activities lay a trail to the realm of possibilities and probabilities in a relationship between a man and a woman.

panorama Cubix 7 and 8

See box, left

German ConCenTraTIon CampS faCTuaL Survey

In order of dISappearanCe

(UK) 70mins.

(Norway, Sweden, Denmark) 115mins. Dir: Hans Petter Moland. Cast: Stellan Skarsgard, Bruno Ganz, Pal Sverre Hagen.

forum Kino arsenal 1

The man of The Crowd

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

perspektive deutsches Kino CinemaxX 3

The Two faCeS of January

(UK, US, France) 96mins. Dir: Hossein Amini. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac. Berlinale Special Gala Zoo palast 1

Zone pro SITe: The moveaBLe feaST

(Taiwan) 144mins. Dir: Yu-Hsun Chen. Cast: Lin Mei-Hsiu, Yang Yo, Hsia Kimi. Wan, daughter of catering chef Master Fly Spirit, desperately wants to run away from the family business to become a fashion model. Nevertheless, fate proves that she is destined to take up the challenge and mission she once shunned. Culinary Cinema film & food mGB-Kino

20:00 arCTIC

(Spain) 78mins. Dir: Gabri Velazquez. Cast: Victor Garcia, Juanlu

Festival & Press 21:00 In The CourTyard

The courtyard of a Parisian tenement building and its endearing, quirky inhabitants, their fears

and desires. Ex-musician Antoine takes on a job as concierge and listens to their problems – especially Mathilde’s. Berlinale Special Gala friedrichstadt-palast

Bautista Matias, Lidia Garcia Garcia. forum Colosseum 1

The Square

(US, Egypt) 104mins. Dir: Jehane Noujaim. forum Cubix 9

Sevillano, Debora Borges.


Generation 14plus haus der Kulturen der welt Kino 1

(Japan) 118mins. Dir: Nao Kubota. Cast: Kenichi Matsuyama, Seiyo Uchino, Yuko Tanaka. Jiro has come home to the zone near Fukushima which was contaminated by the nuclear disaster. His brother has been evacuated and can hardly believe that Jiro has returned.


(France, Germany) 85mins. Dir: Volker Schlondorff. Cast: Andre Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, Robert Stadlober. August 1944. Paris is to be reduced to rubble by the German Wehrmacht. A German general and a Swedish consul argue the city’s fate. Berlinale Special Gala CinemaxX 5

panorama festival and press CinemaxX 7

LoS anGeLeS

(Mexico, Germany) 97mins. Dir: Damian John Harper. Cast: Mateo

panorama CineStar 3

21:00 aGe of CannIBaLS

(Germany) 93mins. Dir: Johannes Naber. Cast: Sebastian Blomberg, Devid Striesow, Katharina Schuttler. perspektive deutsches Kino CinemaxX 1

vuLva 3.0

(Germany) 78mins. Dir: Claudia Richarz, Ulrike Zimmermann. panorama dokumente festival and press CineStar 7

20:15 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


(US) 113mins. Dir: Bennett Miller. Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper. The celebrated writer Truman Capote learns of the cold-blooded murder of a family of four from a newspaper report. He decides to travel to the scene of the crime as a journalist. Soon his interest develops into a real obsession. Berlinale Special Tribute CinemaxX 6


Competition haus der Berliner festspiele

LadyBIrd LadyBIrd

(UK) 102mins. Dir: Ken Loach. Cast: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle. Protagonist Maggie has gone through tough times and has lost all her children to state care. This is the drama of a mother living in precarious conditions and near despair. homage CinemaxX 8

Someone you Love

(Denmark, Sweden) 100mins. Dir: Pernille Fischer Christensen. Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen. A world-famous but egocentric musician returns to his native Denmark where he is forced to come to terms with himself, his past and his family. Berlinale Special Gala International

ThInGS peopLe do

(US) 109mins. Dir: Saar Klein. Cast: Wes Bentley, Jason Isaacs, Vinessa Shaw.

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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. panorama Special filmkunst 66

21:45 top girL or La deforMation profeSSionneLLe

(Germany) 94mins. Dir: Tatjana Turanskyj. Cast: Julia Hummer, Susanne Bredehoft, RP Kahl. forum delphi filmpalast

22:00 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 CineStar iMaX

butter on the LatCh

(US) 72mins. Dir: Josephine Decker. Cast: Sarah Small, Isolde ChaeLawrence, Charlie Hewson. Two friends reconnect at a music festival deep in the forests of California. Sensual and euphoric to start with, the mood darkens. forum CineStar 8

the food guide to Love

(US, Spain, Ireland, France) 92mins. Dir:

Dominic Harari, Teresa de Peregri. Cast: Leonor Watling, Richard Coyle. About a trendsetting Irish food writer and the feisty Spanish beauty who inspires him to put his heart before his stomach in matters of love. Culinary Cinema Mgb-Kino

Journey with prabhat

(India) 89mins. Dir: Jessica Sadana, Samarth Dixit. forum CinemaxX 4

breaks off his studies. Yet when his hopes are dashed, Ho-chan must grin and bear it, until the humiliation becomes too much to take. forum Cubix 9

20,000 dayS on earth

(UK) 95mins. Dir: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard. Cast: Nick Cave. An atmospheric and poetic portrait of Australian musician, writer and actor Nick Cave. panorama dokumente CineStar 7

My Mother, a war and Me

(Germany) 78mins. Dir: Tamara Trampe. panorama dokumente Zoo palast 2

Quiet bLiSS

(Italy) 127mins. Dir: Edoardo Winspeare. Cast: Celeste Casciaro, Laura Licchetta, Barbara De Matteis. panorama Special Zoo palast 1


(Greece, Germany, Cyprus) 137mins. Dir: Yannis Economidis. Cast: Vangelis Mourikis, Petros Zervos, Vicky Papadopoulou. Competition berlinale palast


papiLio buddha

(India, US) 108mins. Dir: Jayan Cherian. Cast: Allen Pokkudan, Saritha Sunil, Sreekumar SP. panorama Colosseum 1

QuiCK Change

(Philippines) 98mins. Dir: Eduardo Roy Jr. Cast: Mimi Juareza, JunJun Quintana, Miggs Cuaderno. Dorina prowls the jungle of the city on the hunt for people to inject with implantation liquid. Every one of her transgender clients wants to win the Miss Gay competition one day. panorama festival and press CinemaxX 7

10 MinuteS

the riCe boMber

(South Korea) 93mins. Dir: Lee Yong-seung. Cast: Baek Jong-hwan, Kim Jong-gu, Jung Hi-te. Enticed by the prospect of a job offer following his internship, Ho-chan

(Taiwan) 115mins. Dir: Cho Li. Cast: Huang Chien-wei, Nikki Hsieh, Michael Chang. panorama Cubix 7 and 8


Nadeshda Brennicke, Ken Duken, Charly Hubner.

the way he LooKS

CinemaxX 3

(Brazil) 96mins. Dir: Daniel Ribeiro. Cast: Ghilherme Lobo, Tess Amorim, Fabio Audi.

everyday rebeLLion – the art of Change

panorama CineStar 3

23:00 tape_13

(Germany) 80mins. Dir: Axel Stein. Cast: Lars Steinhofel, Nadine Petry, Christina do Rego. perspektive deutsches Kino CinemaxX 1

Market screenings

(Austria/Switzerland) Rise and Shine World Sales, 118mins. Dir: Arash T Riahi, Arman T Riahi. CinemaxX Studio 15

firSt SnowfaLL

(Italy) Adriana Chiesa Enterprises, 105mins. Dir: Andrea Segre. Cast: Jean-Christophe Folly, Matteo Marchel, Anita Caprioli, Giuseppe Battiston. Kino arsenal 2


(France) Doc & Film International, 97mins. Dir: Sophie Audier.

(Indonesia) Skylar Pictures, 93mins. Dir: Helfi Kardit. Cast: Sarah Carter, Dominique Diyose, Tio Pakusadewo, Belinda Camesi.

CinemaxX Studio 16

CineStar 7



(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.

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

CinemaxX Studio 11

Kino arsenal 1


Love iS not what it uSed to be

09:00 aLL My Mother’S goatS

89mins. Dir: Gabi Ochoa. Cast: Aida Folch, Alberto San Juan, Blanca Romero, Nicolas Coronado. CinemaxX Studio 19

LuLu in the nude

(France) Le Pacte, 90mins. Dir: Solveig Anspach. Cast: Karin Viard, Bouli Lanners. After a job interview gone wrong, Lulu sets sail leaving her husband and three children behind. But being an adventurer is easier said than done. Along the way, our discreet heroine will have three key encounters: with an ex-con being protected by his brothers; an old woman who is bored to death; and an employee who’s being harassed by his boss. CinemaxX Studio 17


(Spain) Studiocanal, 100mins. Dir: Jorge Dorado. Cast: Mark Strong, Brian Cox, Taissa Farmiga. A hypnotic psychological thriller about a man with an extraordinary ability to enter people’s minds and manipulate their memory. When he takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled, teenager, he winds up in a dangerous game of seduction and betrayal that spirals out of control. CinemaxX 1

09:15 difret

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

(Spain) Imagina International Sales,

(Ethiopia) Films Boutique, 99mins. Dir: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari. Cast: Meron


03/02/2014 16:38


and dinner with her.

CinemaxX Studio 13

CineStar 2 by invitation only

9:20 Darling Trap

(France, Luxembourg, Belgium) Rezo, 90mins. Dir: Catherine Castel. Cast: Audrey Fleurot, Olivier Marchal, Zabou Breitman. Clemence lives with Gabriel, with whom she is deeply in love. However, she is jealous and suspects him of cheating on her. One day, she decides to put his faithfulness to the test. CinemaxX 10


BOBBY AND THE GHOST HUNTERS Dir: Martin Lagestee Prod: Lagestee Films Sales: T Films (feature, 90’) 11:30 CinemaxX 12 (EFM)


(Germany) 81mins. Dir: Jean-Paul Rouve. Cast: Annie Cordy, Michel Blanc, Mathieu Spinosi. CinemaxX 6

weekenDS in norManDy

(France) Films Distribution, 90mins. Dir: Anne Villaceque. Cast: Karin Viard, Noemie Lvovsky, Jacques Gamblin, Ulrich Tukur. CineStar 6


BlaCk BoarD

The phySiCian

(Switzerland) Red Film Sales, 118mins. Dir: Yves Yersin.

(Germany) Beta Cinema, 150mins. Dir: Philipp Stolzl. Cast: Tom Payne, Ben Kingsley, Stellan Skarsgard, Olivier Martinez. Tells the story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness.

Marriott 2

09:30 BoBo

(Portugal) Wide/Wide House, 80mins. Dir: Ines Oliveira. Cast: Paula Garcia, Aissato Indjai, Luana Quade, Bia Gomes.

CinemaxX 8

CinemaxX Studio 18

raDiCal evil BroTher (DzMa)

(France) MPM Film, 99mins. Dir: Teona Grenade, Thierry Grenade. Cast: Iraki Ramishvili, Zurab Tsirekidze. CinemaxX Studio 14

DeaD Snow 2: reD vS. DeaD

FAREWELL TO THE MOON Dir: Dick Tuinder Prod: Column Film Sales: Media Luna New Films 10:40 CinemaxX 17 (EFM)

eye at the EFM: Martin-Gropius-Bau Stand 5 - Ph: +49 30 863950 - 436

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(Norway) Elle Driver, 102mins. Dir: Tommy Wirkola. Cast: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Orjan Gamst. The sequel kicks off right where the first one ended. Martin, the last surviving member of the group of medical students that where attacked by Nazi zombies, manages to fight off Herzog, their leader, and take off with his car. CinemaxX Studio 12

open winDowS

(Spain) Wild Bunch, 95mins. Dir: Nacho Vigalondo. Cast: Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell. Tonight, Nick is the luckiest guy on earth. In a few hours, he’ll be meeting Jill Goddard, the hottest actress around. She’s currently in Austin, Texas, promoting her latest movie, and he’s won a prize in an online contest consisting of an invitation to the premiere

(Germany, Austria) First Hand Films, 96mins. Dir: Stefan Ruzowitzky. zoo palast 2

10:15 Djinn

(UAE) Fortissimo Films, 86mins. Dir: Tobe Hooper. Cast: Razane Jammal, Khalid Laith, Aiysha Hart, Carole Abboud. CinemaxX 9

10:30 CaM girl

(Italy) Minerva Pictures Group, 90mins. Dir: Mirca Viola. Cast: Antonia Liskova, Alessia Piovan, Sveva Alviti, Maria Grazia Cucinotta. Alice involves three friends in a new business, opening a webcam website. At first things seem to be going well but soon will emerge differences and conflicts and each of them will be forced to come to terms with her own destiny.

82mins. Dir: Fernando Eimbcke. Cast: Maria Renee Prudencio, Lucio Gimenez Cacho, Danae Reynaud. Paloma and her son Hector have a very strong and special relationship. When on holiday at the seaside, Hector meets Jazmin, a teenage girl with whom he discovers the first glimpses of love and sexuality.

CinemaxX Studio 11

10:40 CluB SanDwiCh

(Mexico) Funny Balloons,

The new rijkSMuSeuM parT 1

(Netherlands) Autlook Filmsales, 54mins. Dir: Oeke Hoogendijk.

farewell To The Moon

CinemaxX Studio 18

(Netherlands) Media Luna New Films, 93mins. Dir: Dick Tuinder. Cast: Ward Jansen, Marcel Hansema, Lotte Proot, Dana Zelcer. 1972. The last man on the moon. A boys’ first love affair. CinemaxX Studio 17

10:45 The Devil’S violiniST

(Germany, Austria) Beta Cinema, 122mins. Dir: Bernard Rose. Cast: David Garrett, Jared Harris, Joely Richardson, Christian McKay. CineStar 4


The Snow whiTe MurDer CaSe

(Japan) Shochiku, 126mins. Dir: Yoshihiro Nakamura. Cast: Mao Inoue, Go Ayano. CinemaxX 5

wolfy, The inCreDiBle SeCreT

(France) Films Distribution, 80mins. Dir: Gregoire Solotareff, Eric Omond. Cast: Malik Zidi, Stephane Debac, Leonore Chaix, Anais Demoustier. kino arsenal 2

11:05 BarBarianS

(France, Switzerland) Doc & Film International, 105mins. Dir: Mehran Tamadon.

(Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia) Wide/Wide House, 87mins. Dir: Ivan Ikic. Cast: Zeljko Markovic, Nenad Petrovic, Jasna Djuricic, Mirko Vlahovic.

CinemaxX Studio 16

CinemaxX Studio 15



(UK) Cinema Management Group, 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.

(France) SND – Groupe M6, 90mins. Dir: Pascal Bourdiaux. Cast: Kev Adams, Franck Dubosc, Nora Arnezeder, Valerie Benguigui.

(France, Russia) Saradan Media, 108mins. Dir: Philippe Martinez. Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Elizabeth Hurley. After seven years of imprisonment in his native France for an infamous art heist, Viktor Lambert returns to Moscow determined to uncover the circumstances behind his son Jeremy‘s brutal murder three months earlier. Immediately upon his arrival at the Hotel Metropol, he is met in Red Square by Inspector Plutova, a young, fierce detective.

CinemaxX 10

CineStar 6


CineStar 1

11:00 The DaTe CoaCh

The eMpTy hourS

(Italy) Fandango, 70mins. Dir: Elisa Amoruso.

CinemaxX Studio 13

CinemaxX Studio 19

CineStar 5

off roaD

uncle’s cosy rent-by-thehour motel, on the coast of Veracruz. Miranda, 35, meets occasionally her lover in the motel, but he often arrives late. During that spare time, Sebastian and Miranda will become closer and closer.

(Mexico, France, Spain) UDI – Urban Distribution International, 100mins. Dir: Aaron Fernandez. Cast: Kristyan Ferrer, Adriana Paz, Eliseo Lara Martinez, Rebeca Villacorte. Sebastian, 17, manages, his

11:15 finSTerworlD

(Germany) Global Screen, 91mins. Dir: Frauke Finsterwalder. Cast: Corinna Harfouch, Bernhard Schutz, Sandra Huller, Roland Zehrfeld. CinemaxX 2



Some Like it CoLd

(Russia) Sreda Fetisov Films, 110mins. Dir: Evgeniy Nevskiy. Cast: Ilya Glinnikov, Aleksandr Golovin, Aleksandr Vedmenskiy, Ekaterina Vilkova. dffb-kino

11:30 BoBBy and the GhoSt hunterS

(Netherlands, Belgium) T Films, 90mins. Dir: Martin Lagestee. Cast: Hanna Obbeek, Nils Verkooijen, Max van der Burg, Lotte Heijtenis. Lucas, a renowed ghost hunter, is asked to expel the ghosts that haunt the famous cruise ship ss Rotterdam. Before Lucas can start his work his 14-yearold daughter Sanne makes contact with the ghosts. This changes everything. CinemaxX Studio 12

Le Beau danGer

(Germany) 100mins. CinemaxX 6

oBviouS ChiLd

(US) The Exchange, 85mins. Dir: Gillian Robespierre. Cast: Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffmann, David Cross, Jake Lacy. marriott 2

stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their precarious lives. CinemaxX Studio 19

12:20 nine dayS and one morninG

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

12:30 anita B

(Italy) Adriana Chiesa Enterprises, 88mins. Dir: Roberto Faenza. Cast: Eline Powell, Robert Sheehan, Andrea Osvart, Antonio Cupo. A true story filled with the tenderness and courage of a girl with a past she does not want to forget. kino arsenal 2

12:45 BaLd mountain

(Iceland, Norway) Picture Tree International, 97mins. Dir: Ragnar Bragason.

wartime atrocities when she arrives in a seemingly idyllic little town on the border of Bosnia and Serbia.

CinemaxX Studio 16

CinemaxX Studio 14


12:50 a ChaSe and a Chair

(Italy) Rai Trade, 94mins. Dir: Carlo Mazzacurati. Cast: Isabella Ragonese, Valerio Mastandrea, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Silvio Orlando. CinemaxX 1

rain doLL

(France) Wide/Wide House, 58mins. Dir: Jean-Louis Daniel. CinemaxX Studio 13


(Philippines) Fortissimo Films, 93mins. Dir: Joselito Altarejos. Cast: Sandino Martin, Angelo Ilagan, Boots Anson-Roa. CinemaxX 2

the verdiCt

(Belgium) Media Luna New Films, 110mins. Dir: Jan Verheyen. Cast: Koen De Bouw, Johan Leysen, Veerle Baetens, Jappe Claes. CinemaxX Studio 15

12:55 not my tyPe

(France, Belgium) Films Distribution, 110mins. Dir: Lucas Belvaux. Cast: Emilie Dequenne, Loic Corbery, Anne Coesens.

(Netherlands) Autlook Filmsales, 54mins. Dir: Oeke Hoogendijk.

(Brazil) Celluloid Dreams/ Celluloid Nightmares, 106mins. Dir: Heitor Dhalia. Cast: Juliano Cazzare, Júlio Andrade, Wagner Moura, Matheus Nachtergaele. Brazil in the 1980s: the epic story of two best friends leaving Rio de Janeiro to try their luck in Serra Pelada, the world’s largest open cast mine.

CinemaxX Studio 18

CineStar 1

CineStar 6


on the edGe

(Germany, Israel) Media Luna New Films, 100mins. Dir: Julia von Heinz. Cast: Karoline Schuch, Doron Amit.

(Norway, Netherlands) Versatile, 96mins. Dir: Eskil Vogt. Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt.

(Denmark) TrustNordisk, 90mins. Dir: Christian E. Christiansen. Cast: Cyron Melville, Jakob Oftebro, Danica Curcic, Joakim Ingversen.

Zoo Palast 2

CinemaxX 10

CinemaxX Studio 18

the otherworLd

(France) All Rights Entertainment, 88mins. Dir: Richard Stanley. Cast: Richard Stanley. CinemaxX Studio 14

11:55 the new rijkSmuSeum Part 2

12:00 hanna’S journey

12:10 tranSit

(Philippines) Electric Entertainment, 92mins. Dir: Hannah Espia. Cast: Irma Adlawan, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Ping Medina, Marc Justine Alvarez. Explores the intersecting

the diSCiPLe

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

CineStar 4

13:00 of horSeS and men

(Argentina/Germany) Filmsharks International, 81mins. Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson. Cast: Charlotte Boving, Helgi Bjoernsson, Ingvar Sigurdsson.

13:10 for thoSe who Can teLL no taLeS

(Bosnia and Herzegovina) MPM Film, 75mins. Dir: Jasmila Zbanic. Cast: Kym Vercoe. An Australian tourist discovers the silent legacy of


(Colombia, France) Alpha Violet, 86mins. Dir: Maria Gamboa. Cast: Carlos Humberto Hernandez, Felipe Botero, Myriam Gutierrez. Mateo, 16, collects extortion money on behalf of his Mafioso uncle. As he infiltrates a local theatre group, he becomes enthralled with this free-flowing creative lifestyle. Under pressure, Mateo will have to make a choice. marriott 1



Dir: Pieter Kuijpers


Prod: Pupkin Film

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

Sales: Dutch Features Global

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Entertainment (feature, 102’) 15:15 CinemaxX 13 (EFM)

13:20 CominG out

(Hungary) Magyar Filmunió/Hungarian National Film Fund, 91mins. Dir: Denes Orosz. Cast: Sandor Csanyi, Katya Tompos, Gabor Karalyos, Zoltan Mucsi. dffb-kino

LittLe Brother

(Hong Kong, China) All Rights Entertainment, 94mins. Dir: Serik Aprymov. Cast: Almat Galym, Alisher Aprymov. CinemaxX Studio 11

13:45 veLvet terroriStS

(Slovakia, Czech Republic, Croatia) Deckert Distribution, 87mins. Dir: Peter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarcik, Ivan Ostrochovsky. CinemaxX 6

13:50 LetterS of a PortuGueSe nun

(France) Wide/Wide House, 75mins. Dir: Bruno Francois-Boucher. Cast: Segolene Point, Nicolas Herman.

THE NEW RIJKSMUSEUM Dir: Oeke Hoogendijk Prod: Column Film Sales: Autlook Filmsales (documentary, 2 parts of 54’) 11:00 CinemaxX 18 (EFM - Part 1) 11:55 CinemaxX 18 (EFM - Part 2)

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(Croatia) Croatian Audiovisual Centre, 80mins. Dir: Zrinko

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FROM THE NETHERLANDS THU FEB 13 - SUN FEB 16 Ogresta. Cast: Jelena Miholjevic, Bojan Navojec, Polona Juh, Ksenija Pajic. CinemaxX Studio 19




Dir: Saodat Ismailova Prod: Volya Films (feature, 87’) Thu Feb 13, 22:00 CinemaxX 4



Dir: Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting Prod: Submarine Sales: The Match Factory (documentary, 83’) Fri Feb 14, 14:30 CineStar 7

Cast: Ekaterina Fedulova, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Aleksey Barabash, Irina Rakhmanova. Marriott 1

BoyS of ABu GhrAiB

i SPy With My little eye

(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.

(Germany) Flussaufwärts Film, 10mins. Dir: Alexandra Nebel. Cast: Kira Donner, Ueli Saluz, Nike Fuhrmann.

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CAthedrAlS of Culture

PAtCh toWn

(Germany, Austria, Denmark) Cinephil, 165mins. Dir: Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Ainouz.

(Canada) Reel Suspects, 85mins. Dir: Craig Goodwill. Cast: Zoie Palmer, Julian Richings, Rob Ramsay, Suresh John. Jon will have to take on a villainous corporation to reunite with his long-lost mother, protect his newfound family, and finally find freedom.

CineStar 5

CeSAr’S Grill

(Germany, Switzerland) Rise and Shine World Sales, 88mins. Dir: Dario Aguirre.

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(Germany) Gerd Gockell Filmproduktion, 4mins. Dir: Gerd Gockell.

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Zoo Palast 2

14:30 everythinG We loved

Generation Kplus


Dir: Frans Weisz Prod: Flinck Film Sales: Attraction Distribution (feature, 90’) Sun Feb 16, 10:30 CinemaxX 1

(New Zealand) Celluloid Dreams/Celluloid Nightmares, 100mins. Dir: Max Currie. Cast: Brett Stewart, Sia Trokenheim, Ben Clarkson. A kindhearted magician does the unthinkable to heal his wife’s broken soul. But the loving, magical family they create together comes under threat. CinemaxX 10

the lonGeSt diStAnCe

Generation 14plus

SUPERNOVA Dir: Tamar van den Dop Prod: Revolver Co-prod: IJswater Films Sales: Wide Management (feature, 107’) Thu Feb 13, 11:00 CinemaxX 10 (EFM) Sun Feb 16, 15:30 Zoo Palast 1

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(Venezuela) Intramovies, 113mins. Dir: Claudia Pinto Emperador. Cast: Carme Elias, Omar Moya, Alec White, Ivan Tamayo. CinemaxX Studio 16

14:35 like the Wind

(Italy, France) UDI – Urban Distribution International, 110mins. Dir: Marco Simon Puccioni. Cast: Valeria Golino, Filippo Timi, Francesco Scianna, Chiara Caselli. CinemaxX Studio 14



(Germany) Dorcon Film, 46mins. Dir: Guido Tolke. Cast: Julia Dordel. CinemaxX Studio 18

Soul of A CyPreSS

(Germany) Hagenguth Film Production, 7mins. Dir: Astrid Hagenguth. CinemaxX Studio 18

Where the devil hideS

(US) Cinema Management Group, 86mins. Dir: Christian E Christiansen. Cast: Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam Carey, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes. CineStar 1

15:00 Blind MASSAGe

(China, France) Wild Bunch, 114mins. Dir: Ye Lou. Cast: Xiaodong Guo, Hao Qin, Lei Zhang. CinemaxX Studio 12

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(Russia) Antipode Sales & Distribution, 107mins. Dir: Oksana Bychkova.

kniGhtS of BAdASSdoM

(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. Marriott 2

Republic, 87mins. Dir: Fran Araujo, Ernesto De Nova. Cast: Hassan Benoudra. CinemaxX Studio 17

16:00 the GreAt MuSeuM

(Austria) Wide, 94mins. Dir: Johannes Holzhausen. This feature documentary portrays one of the most important museums in the world, Vienna’s Museum of Art History. CinemaxX Studio 18

the honour keePer

(India) 63mins. CinemaxX 6

16:15 3096 tAGe

(Germany) 110mins. Dir: Sherry Hormann. Cast: Antonia CampbellHughes, Thure Lindhardt, Amelia Pidgeon. Zoo Palast 2


(Germany, Switzerland, Austria) Films Distribution, 94mins. Dir: Benjamin Heisenberg. Cast: Andre Wilms, Georg Friedrich. CinemaxX 4

15:15 love iS the Word

(Netherlands, Belgium) Dutch Features Global Entertainment, 102mins. Dir: Pieter Kuijpers. Cast: Bram van Schie, Ella-June Henrard, Huub Stapel, Jeroen van Koningsbrugge. CinemaxX Studio 13

thinGS PeoPle do

(US) Celluloid Dreams/ Celluloid Nightmares, 109mins. Dir: Saar Klein. Cast: Wes Bentley, Jason Isaacs, Vinessa Shaw, Haley Bennett. Bill, a well meaning family man, unwittingly turns to crime as a last resort after losing his job. But his growing friendship with a police detective threatens to expose his double life. CinemaxX 2

16:20 the hunted

roB the MoB

(US) The Exchange, 103mins. Dir: Raymond De Felitta. Cast: Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Andy Garcia, Ray Romano. Chronicles the lives of a reallife Bonnie and Clyde who made the bold move to rob and humiliate some of New York City’s most powerful mobsters. CinemaxX Studio 19


GloBAl PlAyer


(Germany) Beta Cinema, 95mins. Dir: Hannes Stoehr. Cast: Stefan Hallmayer, Monika Anna Wojtyllo, Rita Lengyel, JinJin Harder.

(Indonesia) Skylar Pictures, 93mins. Dir: Helfi Kardit. Cast: Sarah Carter, Dominique Diyose, Tio Pakusadewo, Belinda Camesi.

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CineStar 2

(US) Cinema Management Group, 88mins. Dir: Josh Stewart. Cast: Josh Stewart, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Skipp Sudduth, Nikki Deloach. In an attempt to land their own hunting TV show, Jake and Stevie head to the dense, secluded mountains of West Virginia. Equipped with only their bow and cameras, they have three days to kill a monster buck big enough to grab the attention of a TV network. Once they find the massive animal, they look to strike fast. CineStar 6

the SuMMer of flyinG fiSh

GiuSePPe tornAtore: every filM My firSt filM


(Chile, France) Alpha Violet, 87mins. Dir: Marcela Said. Cast: Francisca Walker, Gregory Cohen, Roberto Cayuqueo, Guillermo Lorca.

(Italy) Minerva Pictures

(Spain, Portugal) Cinema

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Another yeAr

Group, 107mins. Dir: Luciano Barcaroli, Gerardo Panichi. Cast: Giuseppe Tornatore, Monica Bellucci, Sergio Castellitto, Tonino Guerra. From Sicily to the Oscars passing by Rome. A portrayal of the creative world of Giuseppe Tornatore, investigating his personality and examining in depth his work.




106mins. Dir: Daniele Luchetti. Cast: Kim Rossi Stuart, Micaela Ramazzotti, Martina Gedeck. cineStar 6

18:15 Home FRom Home – cHRonicle oF a viSion

(Germany, France) ARRI Worldsales, 230mins. Dir: Edgar Reitz. Cast: Jan Schneider, Marita Breuer, Rudiger Kriese, Maximilian Scheidt. cinemaxX 2

tHe gamBleR

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

Cast: Peter Gabriel. a passionate gambler, who is forced to make radical decisions to pay off his debts. Then an idea strikes him – to create an illegal game related to his profession. Love, life and death will be at stake. cinemaxX Studio 19

cinemaxX 10 by invitation only

Scouting FoR ZeBRaS

(France, Belgium, Switzerland) Films Distribution, 80mins. Dir: Benoit Mariage. Cast: Benoit Poelvoorde, Marc Zinga, Tatiana Rojo, Tom Audenaert. cineStar 4




PuPPet Fiction


a nigHt in old meXico

(Switzerland) Reel Suspects, 94mins. Dir: Rene Marik. Cast: Rene Marik, Christoph Maria Herbst, Dorka Gryllus, Ulli Voland.

(Germany) Beta Cinema, 95mins. Dir: Maximilian Erlenwein. Cast: Jurgen Vogel, Moritz Bleibtreu, Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Georg Friedrich.

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(Spain, US) Imagina International Sales, 105mins. Dir: Emilio Aragón. Cast: Robert Duvall, Jeremy Irvine, Angie Cepeda, Luis Tosar. A road-trip and tequila adventure. A story about the virtue of surviving and the right of each individual to choose their own ending.


(Czech Republic) In Film Praha, 116mins. Dir: Alice Nellis. Cast: Karel Hermanek, Boleslav Polivka, Miroslav Krobot, Marian Geisberg. cinemaxX Studio 16

16:40 a Place called Home

(Greece) Eastwest Filmdistribution, 107mins. Dir: Maria Douza. Eleni, a professor of cardiology in London, has been estranged from her father, Kyriakos, for many years. Kyriakos has never forgiven her for leaving her country. When Eleni’s husband, Harris, is posted to China, she realises the danger of a new uprooting and decides to visit Greece and make peace with her father. cinemaxX Studio 11

16:50 taKe Five

(Italy) Minerva Pictures Group, 100mins. Dir: Guido Lombardi. Cast: Peppe Lanzetta, Salvatore Striano, Salvatore Ruocco, Carmine Paternoster. dffb-Kino

17:00 BRoKen glaSS PaRK

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(Poland) Polish Film Institute, 81mins. Dir: Ireneusz Grzyb, Aleksandra Gowin. Cast: Helena Sujecka, Agnieszka Pawekkiewicz, Szymon Czacki. cinemaxX Studio 14

18:35 viKtoRia

(Bulgaria, Romania) Viktoria Films, 158mins. Dir: Maya Vitkova. Cast: Irmena Chichikova, Daria Vitkova, Kalina Vitkova, Mariana Krumova.

cHagall – malevicH

(Russia) Intercinema Agency, 120mins. Dir: Alexander Mitta. Cast: Kristina Schneiderman, Leonid Bichevin, Anatily Beliy. cinemaxX Studio 16


(Germany, US) 56mins.

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


(Germany) Media Luna New Films, 94mins. Dir: Bettina Blumner. Cast: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Ulrich Noethen, Vladimir Burlakov.

(US) Vision Films, 90mins. Dir: Adam Spinks. Cast: Neil Newbon, Sarah MacDonnell, Ben LoydHolmes, Ernesto Cantu.

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cinemaxX Studio 15

(Austria/Germany) 55mins. Dir: Georg Tiller.

tHe imago

PeRPetual SadneSS

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(Italy) Metropolis Production, 118mins. Dir: Emiliano Galigani. Cast: Douglas Dean, Manuela Parodi, James Lee Butterfield, Micky Martin.

(Mexico) Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE), 110mins. Dir: Jorge Perez Solano. Cast: Gustavo Sanchez Parra, Adriana Paz, Noe Hernandez, Gabriela Cartol.

tHe eXPedition


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

PeteR gaBRiel BacK to FRont

tHoSe HaPPy yeaRS

(UK) More2Screen, 87mins. Dir: Hamish Hamilton.

(Italy) Celluloid Dreams/ Celluloid Nightmares,

cinemaxX Studio 18


Dir: Lourens Blok Prod: Lemming Film Sales: Attraction Distribution (feature, 85’) Fri Feb 14, 11:30 CinemaxX 3


tHe cRocodile oF BotSwanga

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Generation Kplus


eveRytHing tHat RiSeS muSt conveRge

tHe Snow King/SHeeP and wolveS

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Dir: Eugenie Jansen Prod: De Productie Sales: New Europe Film Sales (feature, 97’) Wed Feb 12, 11:30 CinemaxX 3 Sun Feb 16, 16:30 CinemaxX 3

little cRuSHeS

Market 19:05

Generation 14plus

cinemaxX Studio 12

19:00 dmd Kiu lidt

19:05 tHe gamBleR

Generation 14plus


Dir: Mees Peijnenburg Prod: Netherlands Film Academy (short, 20’) Wed Feb 12, 17:30 CinemaxX 1 Fri Feb 14, 14:30 CinemaxX 1

Berlinale Shorts

MARC JACOBS Dir: Sam de Jong Prod: 100% Halal (short, 15’) Wed Feb 12, 22:00 CinemaxX 3 Fri Feb 14, 17:45 Colosseum 1 Sun Feb 16, 19:30 Zoo Palast 2

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(Argentina) Filmsharks International, 108mins. Dir: Gary Alazraki. Cast: Gonzalo Vega, Juan Pablo Gil, Karla Souza. Parliament

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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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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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