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Ian McShane heads to Capri BY JEREMY KAY

Frankie Muniz, Virginia Madsen and Ian McShane will star in Boris Damast’s comedy Road To Capri, set to commence principal photography in the US and Italy in the spring. US-based Mechaniks, EMovies and Rainstorm are producing with world sales agent Atlas International. Road To Capri centres on two men who learn they share the same father and have inherited the family home in Capri. Giancarlo Giannini, Maria Grazia Cucinotta and Nicolas Vaporidis round out the key cast. Blake Armstrong, Giovanni Labadessa and Damast co-wrote the screenplay. Producers are Andrea Kikot of Mechaniks, Max Czertok of EMovies and Stefan Menz of Atlas International Film. Steve G Kaplan of Rainstorm Entertainment served as executive producer alongside Carol Bidault and Andrea Giannattasio from EMovies.

LATEST DEALS » RADiUS-TWC has acquired North American rights to Andrea Di Stefano’s Paradise Lost, starring Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar. » Submarine Entertainment and CAA have sold all US rights to Edet Belzberg’s Watchers Of The Sky to Music Box Films. Submarine also sold to Canada (Films We Like), Australia/New Zealand (Madman) and Scandinavia (NonStop). » Java Films has acquired world rights from Submarine to Douglas Kass’s feature documentary Emptying The Skies, about migratory songbirds.

It was the warmest of Berlins; it was the coolest of Berlins. As the EFM began to wind down this week, only the mild weather offered succour to the lack of heat in the market. The proximity of the holidays and Sundance routinely makes preparing for Berlin a perplexing time, and this year there were fewer marquee titles on offer than usual. Nonetheless the low number of must-haves, which included FilmNation’s The Whole Truth, IM Global’s Labor Of Love, K5’s Vice and QED International’s Rock The Kasbah, did not preclude a sustainable if unflashy volume of trade. The hottest talking points included the plight of Exclusive Media, with continued speculation to dominate conversations in the weeks to come, while The Weinstein Company swooped in a $7m pre-emptive deal for potential Oscar contender The Imitation Game. The out-of-competition screening of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Vol 1 director’s cut was always

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Rock The Kasbah’s Bill Block, Barry Levinson and Bill Murray

going to get tongues wagging and did not disappoint. The Dane’s omerta and choice in T-shirts drew wry smiles, but it was the shenanigans of Shia LaBeouf that snatched the limelight from a talented ensemble that continued to support the film with dignity and good humour. EFM attendance was up in terms of exhibitors and visitors. Business bubbled up here and there. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions was active, licensing territories from XYZ Films to Kevin Smith’s Tusk and taking a slew of rights from fledgling Fortitude International to The End Of The Tour. Fortitude struck a key produc-

tion deal with management company Untitled Entertainment. The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea expressed pleasure about delivering a number of titles, including two backed by its Exchange Peaks Film Capital fund, Swelter and The Last 5 Years. FilmNation CEO Glen Basner, whose sales titles at EFM were The Whole Truth, Sing Street and A Most Violent Year, said: “Arriving at the market with three very distinctive films, we anticipated having one of our strongest markets yet, and the brisk sales on all three demonstrated just that.” Many international buyers complained of slim pickings as usual, although there was plenty of interest in Altitude’s Blood Mountain. WestEnd closed deals on The Great Gilly Hopkins and Michael Winterbottom’s The Face Of An Angel. Acquisitions executives were impressed too with the fresh slates of Protagonist and HanWay. Gaumont, Bac and Films Distribution were among the French companies reporting strong sales.

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Spotlight Pictures has boarded sales for romantic comedy Hit By Lightning starring Jon Cryer. The story centres on a bachelor who meets the perfect woman, except that she wants him to kill her husband. Stephanie Szostak and Will Sasso star. Ricky Blitt wrote and directed the feature, which Chantal Chamandy produced through her Chantal Chamandy Entertainment label. Mike Ades served as executive producer. “This is a hilarious film that hits all the right beats,” said Spotlight CEO Matt McCombs. “We are thrilled to be working with Matt and everyone at Spotlight as they share my belief that our film has global audience appeal since laughter is universal,” added Chamandy. Carlos Rincon brokered the Hit By Lightning deal for Spotlight with Chamandy.

Clemens Schick, Wagner Moura and Jesuita Barbosa appear in Berlin for Competition title Praia do Futuro, directed by Karim Ainouz.

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REVIEW Facing off Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini makes his directorial debut with the emotionally rich The Two Faces Of January » Page 8


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Wide inks US, Canada deal on The Circle BY ANDREAS WISEMAN

French documentary specialist Wide House has sold all US and Canadian rights to Panorama Documentary entry The Circle (Der Kreis) to WolfeVideo. The 1950s-set docudrama, directed by Stefan Haupt, follows a young teacher who falls for the transvestite star of a renowned underground club run by network The Circle, a pioneering organisation for gay emancipation in postwar Europe. The busy Wide House yesterday inked an additional deal on Kenneth Elvebakk’s ballet doc Ballet Boys for Japan (Uplink) after closing France (ZED), the UK (Matchbox) and Germany (CMV Laservision) earlier in the market. The Great Museum was picked up for France (Jour2Fete), Japan (DOMA Inc) and the UK (Matchbox). Snail doc Slow has gone to Italian distributor Biograph.

FilmNation develops deal with Faliro House FilmNation Entertainment and Faliro House Productions, backed by Greek film financier and producer Christos V Konstantakopoulos, have struck a two-year development fund deal, announced here in Berlin yesterday and effective immediately. The companies expect to use the

fund to develop four to eight projects annually, all of which will be financed under FilmNation’s existing credit facility. The companies said the deal will allow FilmNation to further expand its strategy of acquiring early-stage, high-profile properties in development, while broadening

Faliro’s slate with marquee titles for the international marketplace. “It’s an honour when a man like Glen Basner asks you to partner up,” said Konstantakopoulos, who has backed films including Before Midnight and Only Lovers Left Alive. Wendy Mitchell


Zodiak scores with legend Zodiak Rights, the distribution wing of Zodiak Media, has boarded international distribution rights to Legend 17, the Russian hit directed by Nikolay Lebedev. The film, already smashing $30m at the local box office, is a biopic of 1970s hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov.

Sword strikes for Spitfire Silver Sword International has acquired US, Canada and UK theatrical distribution rights for Second World War doc Spitfire Liberator — The Alex Herbst Story (You Are Always A Pilot) from Slawomir Ciok of Icebreaker Films.

M-appeal’s Storms rumble M-appeal has sold Adam Csaszi’s Land Of Storms to Cinemien for Benelux and Caramel Films for Spain and Andorra. The Panorama world premiere had previously been sold to TLA Releasing and Salzgeber Medien.

rise and Shine sells trio Rise and Shine has signed an allrights deal for Journey To Jah with Poland’s Against Gravity; a cinema release is planned for late summer. In addition, Japan’s Pandora picked up all rights for Petri Luukkainen’s My Stuff for theatrical release in the second half of 2014, and Germany’s W-Film acquired theatrical rights to Everyday Rebellion.

yildirim finds his boy Ozgur Yildirim will direct an adaptation of Mirjam Mous’s teenage thriller BOY7, to star David Kross. Producers are Germany’s Hamster Film and Action Concept. The film starts shooting in April.

Seamonsters head to US Corinth Films has boarded North American rights to Julian Kerridge’s UK drama Seamonsters starring Rita Tushingham. Los Angelesbased House of Film handles sales.

raven banner hooked Raven Banner has acquired world sales rights to Pablo Larcuen’s Hooked Up, shot on an iPhone.

WCF day today World Cinema Fund Day today will include two panel discussions: contemporary Argentinian cinema, and history combined with innovation. Speakers include filmmakers Celina Murga and Benjamin Naishtat, producer Lorna Tee and Swiss Cinematheque’s Frederic Maire. The new IMCINE award for Mexican films will also be presented.

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Eye on Films to add Cinecliq channel by Martin blaney

The Eye on Films (EoF) global network is to have its own standalone VoD channel on New Yorkbased Cinecliq “in the next couple of months”, the initiative’s president Loic Magneron revealed in Berlin yesterday morning. The US-based transactional VoD platform, which is integrated with many social-media sites including Facebook, had already been a partner with EoF since 2012 on its I Love Mondays initiative, which organises a free sneak preview the first Monday evening of each month before the VoD launch of a film in France, Canada, the UK and the US. The other partners in I Love Mondays are Dailymotion, LoveMyVOD and The first season in 2013 attracted more


than 200,000 views in France alone. Magneron also reported Berlinbased Realeyz is planning an additional collaboration with EoF

that would offer a selection of more than 60 films from Wide’s catalogue in simultaneous releases on VoD and into cinemas. Moreover, a co-operation is in the works with cinemas in France’s CGR chain to organise special presentations of EoF titles similar to those staged in select UK cinemas. Looking back at the first three years of EoF’s operations, Magneron noted that more than 50 first films had been selected for distribution by the network’s festival, distributor or VoD platform partners. EoF titles showing at this year’s Berlinale include Tamar van den Dop’s Supernova in Generation 14plus, in which she also stars, and Peter Krüger’s N — The Madness Of Reason in Forum.

raM ramps up genre slate by JereMy Kay

The inaugural selection from RAM Releasing — Film Movement’s genre division — includes Moebius and Hide And Seek. Leading the 2014 pipeline are Bobby Boermans’ Dutch secondscreen thriller App on May 9 and South Korean Kim Ki-duk’s extreme family drama, Moebius, in late July. The sister labels will co-release two titles theatrically in the form of Wiktor Ericsson’s documentary about porn auteur Joe Sarno in The Sarnos: A Life In Dirty Movies in June and Manuel Martin Cuen-

ca’s romance, Cannibal, in July. Rounding out the RAM slate are Nate Taylor’s psychodrama Forgetting The Girl and Huh Jung’s South Korean box-office hit Hide And Seek on home video on April 1 and April 8, respectively. “After more than a decade in this business, we’d seen again and again these genre films of exceptional quality with no place to put them within Film Movement’s established brand,” said VP of acquisitions and distribution Rebeca Conget. “We developed RAM Releasing as our answer to this opportunity

— a home for the edgier, darker films just as deserving of distribution as some of our more mainstream titles.” Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein said he had not ruled out extra RAM releases for the rest of the year. “We’ll see how it goes,” said Gartenstein. “We know there’s an audience for these films, and if we find the right one as we continue our global acquisitions efforts, we’ll do everything we can to facilitate bringing the films to North American audiences sooner rather than later.”


Wrekin hill hot for yellowbird by JereMy Kay

Distributor Wrekin Hill is understood to have paid seven figures for North American rights to TeamTO and Haut et Court’s 3D animated feature, Yellowbird. SC Films International represents sales. Christian De Vita’s film, now in production, is a coming-of-age story about a teenage bird. Antoine Barraud and Guilhem Lesaffre wrote the screenplay with Cory Edwards. Seth Green, Dakota Fanning, Danny Glover, Elliott Gould, Jim Rash and Christine Baranski are among the voice cast. Wrekin Hill will release the film in theatres this autumn. CFO/ FOO Rene Cogan and director of acquisitions Alex Mandell brokered the deal with Simon Crowe for UK-based SC Films. “We believe Yellowbird will capture the imagination of children, teens and adults alike,” said Wrekin Hill president and CEO Chris Ball. “It is a beautifully written story about the power of self-discovery and community that will surely take audiences on an incredible emotional journey. With films like Frozen and The Nut Job showing strength at the US box office, it is clear there is a real hunger for satisfying family entertainment.”

PiFan appoints Pyeon by Jean noh

Korea’s Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) has appointed Jangwan Pyeon, head of Korea National University of Arts’ School of Film, TV & Multimedia, as the festival’s new chief programmer. Pyeon has been a member of PiFan’s organising committee since 2010. Following the quiet exit of longtime PiFan programmer Jin Park last year, Pyeon will be handling European programming. He joins a programming team of Alice Yoo, whose focus is Asia; and Sangho Rhee, whose focus is the Americas; along with Jongsuk Thomas Nam, managing director of the Network of Asian Fantastic Films, which includes PiFan’s project market and training workshop.

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Jangwan Pyeon

Pyeon is also director of the Moving Image Technology Association of Korea and on the board of the Film Studies Association of Korea. He has a diploma in film directing from the Korean Academy of Film Arts, an MA from New York University’s film programme and a BA in English from Chung-Ang University. The 18th PiFan will run July 17-27 this year.

EFP’s European Shooting Stars made their red-carpet debut in Berlin on Monday night. From left to right: Nikola Rakocevic (Serbia), Cosmina Stratan (Romania), Miriam Karlkvist (Italy), Danica Curcic (Denmark), George MacKay (UK), Maria Dragus (Germany), Marwan Kenzari (Netherlands), Jakob Oftebro (Norway) and Edda Magnason (Sweden). Front row: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz (Poland) with Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick.

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Connelly flies high with Aloft BY GEOFFREY MACNAB

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Connelly certainly gets her hands dirty in Claudia Llosa’s Competition entry Aloft, picked up early in the market by Sony Pictures Classics for the US and Latin America. The opening scene of the film, being sold here by Dreamcatchers and set to premiere today, shows the actress with her hands covered in blood as she helps deliver a piglet. Connelly plays a mother with a deadbeat job on a farm, who is doing her best for her two sons in difficult circumstances. “I was shooting a scene in the other room when the sow was in labour,” Connelly recalls. “It’s someone else pulling the piglet but by the time I got there they were hoping there was still another piglet [to be born]. I tried for one. I did have my hands in there.” Aloft is a departure for Connelly. It’s an austere drama in which her

character is tough, emotionally complex but not always sympathetic, least of all in her dealings with her sons, Gully and Ivan. Connelly doesn’t set out to ‘sell’ the character to the audience by softening her in any way. “I felt she was the type of character that might be harshly judged for her actions,” Connelly says. “Being approachable and affectionate and warm towards her son Ivan is really not her strength… It was a bold choice to put a character like that at the centre of a film.” Aloft was shot in Winnipeg, Canada, in circumstances very different to some of her bigger budget films. The schedule was tight. “Working on a movie like [Darren Aronofsky’s] Noah, you start shooting in August and you’re still filming in November. This movie I had only a few weeks to shoot.” The crew was fairly small. Nonetheless, she describes work-

Jennifer Connelly in Aloft

ing with Peruvian director Llosa — a Golden Bear winner for The Milk Of Sorrow — as one of the most rewarding experiences of her career. “What stood out for me while making this film with Claudia was how incredibly fulfilled I felt… I felt so happy to be doing it.” Having made Aloft, Connelly went on to star in her husband Paul Bettany’s directorial debut Shelter, sold by Voltage. This film,

described by Connelly as “a love story”, was made on an even lower budget. She plays a woman sleeping rough in New York, who falls for a homeless Nigerian man (Anthony Mackie). Connelly talks of the rush to shoot a set number of script pages each day. By contrast, Aronofsky’s Noah is a film on a huge scale. She first worked with the director on Requiem For A Dream and clearly relished the chance to appear in

Noah, which she describes as both biblical epic and closely focused family drama. And, no, there won’t be any piglets for her to deal with this time round. “There were no live animals used on the Ark,” she confirms. Connelly is now between roles. “I had done a string of films back to back, [Akiva Goldsman’s] Winter’s Tale then Noah then Aloft and then Shelter. I just had to take a little break.”

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Berlin in pictures

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The people and The evenTs aT Berlin inTernaTional Film FesTival 2014

The team behind Race, the Jesse Owens biopic to star John Boyega, made a presentation at the EFM and also welcomed Owens’ daughter, Marlene Owens. Stephen Hopkins directs the film, which will shoot in May in Germany and Canada. (Left to right) JeanCharles Lévy of Forecast Pictures, Marlene Owens, Al Munteanu of German distributor SquareOne Entertainment and Hopkins. Mister Smith handles international sales. Kurt Kreiger

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Nick Cave is flanked by directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard at the Berlinale’s presentation of 20,000 Days On Earth. During the festival, Drafthouse Films confirmed its acquisition of North American rights for the Panorama Documentary title about a day in the life of Cave, from strolling on the beach to talking to Kylie Minogue to collaborating with musicians such as Warren Ellis. HanWay Films handles sales.

More than 1,000 guests enjoyed the NRW reception on Saturday night, celebrating 29 NRW-backed films in the Berlinale selection. Pictured here are the Beloved Sisters team: Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Hannah Herzsprung and Dominik Graf.

Léa Seydoux, Bill Murray and Saoirse Ronan celebrate at the opening night gala for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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Also to be found at the NRW reception was the Nymphomaniac team. (Left to right) Peter Aalbaek Jensen, NRW Media minister Angelica Schwall-Düren, Bettina Brokemper, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Lars von Trier, Filmstiftung CEO Petra Müller, Christian Slater and Louise Vesth.

Yesterday’s Meet The Docs Talks, presented in collaboration with IFP and the Sundance Institute, included one-to-one meetings as well as conversations on distribution, funding, festival strategies and Germany’s creative documentary film-making.

Actress Michelle Yeoh and director Gina Kim joined the crowds at the Gropius Mirror Restaurant after their film Final Recipe opened the Berlinale’s Culinary Cinema programme.

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The Two Faces Of January Reviewed by Fionnuala Halligan The award-winning writer Hossein Amini (The Wings Of The Dove, Drive) makes his directorial debut with a taut, elegant adaptation of a lesser known 1964 Patricia Highsmith novel, The Two Faces Of January. Amini positively embraces the spirit of Alfred Hitchcock, from content to period style to ‘the blonde’, to deliver a quiet thoroughbred for the StudioCanal/Working Title stable, which has produced both Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Constant Gardener, and should seduce exactly the same audience with smooth precision. Adapting the complex novel himself, Amini has turned its close relationship with Strangers On A Train and The Talented Mr Ripley to his advantage, pushing off from Hitchcock and Anthony Minghella to try his own hand at the double-crisscross through Europe. He knows their earlier works shadow his characters onscreen, but this film is still unpredictable and emotionally rich. This is in no small part due to Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac as the Highsmith doppelgangers (with Isaac more than consolidating his star turn from Inside Llewyn Davis). Kirsten Dunst also hits all the right notes with restraint. The Two Faces Of January is certainly a looker, set in 1962 Greece and Turkey, shot crisply by Marcel Zyskind and scored with restraint by Alberto Iglesias. The locations, of course — with the opportunity for 1960s set dressing and costumes against the backdrop of the Acropolis and Knossos — are a Hitchcockian dream for the art department and immediately set the spirit of the piece.

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BERlINAlE SPECIAl UK-US-Fr. 2013. 96mins Director/screenplay Hossein Amini Production companies Working Title Films, Timnick Films International sales StudioCanal, ronald. Producers Robyn Slovo, Tom Sternberg, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner Executive producers Tim Bricknell, Ron Halpern, Max Minghella Cinematography Marcel Zyskind Editors Nicolas Chaudeurge, Jon Harris Production designer Michael Carlin Music Alberto Iglesias Main cast Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, David Warshofsky, Daisy Bevan, Prometheus Aleifer

Handsome young American Rydal Keener (Isaac) is a Greek-speaking tour guide in Athens, content with skimming money from US exchange students, when he spots the elegant couple Chester and Colette MacFarland (Mortensen and Dunst) at the Parthenon. Rydal is initially attracted to the suave, worldly Chester but also to his much younger wife. Rydal becomes willingly embroiled with the couple, and inadvertently complicit in a death that may or may not be murder. Bit by bit, Chester reveals his true colours and Rydal finds himself more and more compromised as the trio flees to Crete and across the Greek countryside in a bus in the full heat of summer. You would not wish to be part of this road trip, however, and Rydal will need to up his game to survive. It is not certain whether anyone in The Two Faces

Of January ever completely shows their cards, and it is this delicious ambiguity that propels the film across Crete and into Turkey, with the pursuit really hotting up in Istanbul. This is played out delicately by the actors, with Mortensen’s increasingly dishevelled desperation and cunning counter-balanced by Isaac’s open-faced duplicity. Originally optioned by producer Tom Sternberg (The Talented Mr Ripley) and briefly set up at Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella’s Mirage — both are acknowledged in the credits — for Amini to direct, The Two Faces Of January eventually shot in autumn 2012, premiering this week here at the Berlinale. That is quite a delay, but this project has clearly been handled with care throughout its half-century-long journey from the page to screen, and many should find it was worth the wait.

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If You Don’t, I Will Reviewed by Jonathan Romney

20,000 Days On Earth Reviewed by David D’arcy Nick Cave says he isn’t interested in things that he understands. Yet this distillation of the man himself — reflective, sensitive and inventive — tells you much about an artist’s understanding of his art. 20,000 Days On Earth suggests a diary of the rock tour from hell, a subject Cave knows very well. Instead, most of the hybrid doc-drama is intimate, with enough performance and fireworks to remind you of the subject, who happens to be speaking softly about his parents and his childhood. Cave’s fans all over the world are sure to swarm to this film. Once early reviews and word of mouth spreads, snobs who would never go near a rock doc will also see it. Richly textured, the portrait is also a valuable calling card for Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, both artists and feature first-timers who previously worked with Cave on music videos. The film-makers’ conceit is that they are presenting 24 hours in the life of their subject, a kid from rural Australiaturned-rock phenomenon whose skeletal frame and shoepolish black hair make him look vampiric. Cave is game for this approach, sounding oracular and refreshingly honest — for a much-interviewed celeb — as he turns the boilerplate subject of songwriting into a discourse on what makes us human. Memory, he says, is what we are, confessing that his greatest fear is losing his capacity to probe his past and draw from it. Cave is not religious, but he did believe in God when he was a junkie, or so he claims, attending services and then leaving to meet his dealers. Like the best raconteurs, he can tell a yarn without being a blowhard. Performance, he explains, is the closest thing to religious experience, in which time stands still as he shares truths about himself. In concert clips, we do not see any disagreement from the audience. It is difficult to tell whether Cave and company are engaging in documentary or docu-mythology, but each story that Cave tells — or preaches — does carry a lesson. For a rock portrait — a genre this doc seeks to transcend — Forsythe, Pollard and cinematographer Erik Wilson deployed a welcome variety of textures — studio scenes, live shows, Cave writing at a (heaven forbid) typewriter, long sequences with collaborator Warren Ellis, even a scene of Cave watching Scarface with two blue-eyed sons who look like archetypal British public-school lads. In 20,000 Days, Cave has added cinema to his expanding arsenal of modes of expression. It is difficult to believe his team will stop here. In one of his many moral appeals, Cave advises the slackers out there not to waste a moment of the day. He is probably already writing a sequel.

panoRama DoCumEntaRy UK. 2013. 95mins Directors Iain Forsyth, Jane pollard Production companies pulse Films, Film4, BFI, Corniche pictures, in association with phi Films, Goldin Films, JW Films International sales HanWay Films, www. Producers James Wilson, Dan Bowen Executive producers thomas Benski, Lucas ochoa, anna Higgs, tabitha Jackson, Hani Farsi, phoebe Greenberg, penny mancuso, paul Goldin, paul Grindey Screenplay Iain Forsyth, Jane pollard, nick Cave Cinematography Erik Wilson Editor Jonathan amos Production designer Simon Rogers Music nick Cave, Warren Ellis with Kylie minogue, Blixa Bargeld

“What have we become?” asks Pomme, heroine of If You Don’t, I Will (Arrete Ou Je Continue). “Your parents,” sniffs her husband. That sums up one of the curious characteristics of Sophie Fillieres’ wry marital comedy-drama, and its theme of young generations settling into comfortable middle age. In the 1990s, actors Emmanuelle Devos and Mathieu Amalric were at the forefront of a wave of young performers associated with up-and-coming directors such as Arnaud Desplechin; today they are such well-loved faces on the French screen that their very presence functions as a reassuring stamp of quality. This situation will certainly benefit Fillieres’ film both at the domestic box-office and on the export market, but it also betokens a certain middle-aged cosiness and familiarity. This well-turned film from the maker of Gentille and Un Chat Un Chat is intelligent and passably witty, but not remotely cutting-edge. The leads play a Lyon-based couple, Pomme and Pierre, who after many years together are finding the magic is fading — and much tension gathering in the cracks. Life seems a routine business of meeting old friends, exercising together and taking occasional woodland hikes. But Pierre seems permanently testy, and to be spending an inordinate amount of time with young TV newswoman Mettie (de la Baume). Meanwhile, Pomme has recently been operated on for a benign brain tumour but, in between contemplating her return to work and fussing over her young adult son (Delapalme), is finding the demands of life and fading love too much to handle. When a hiking weekend does not turn out as planned, she ditches Pierre and — in an improbable move on which the film has to stand or fall — takes to the woods for an extended spell of sleeping rough among the elements. If you can believe Pierre simply shrugging off the situation while Pomme sleeps on logpiles or down holes in the ground — at one point, wrestling with a confused chamois goat — then you will have overcome the main obstacle to seeing the film as a bundle of mature wit and charm. There is certainly plenty to like besides the performances — elegant design, relaxed pace and some gorgeous, low-key outdoor visuals. There are few surprises, but the two stars are in fine fettle, if not on their edgiest form. The normally likeable Amalric gives a creepier turn than usual as the self-absorbed Pierre, while Devos — who arguably scored a career-to-date best in last year’s literary biopic, Violette — is unfailingly watchable. This is a very physical performance, with pratfalls and nude scenes alike, but she also gives a nervy spin to the less-is-more ethic, playing vulnerably deadpan to eloquent and winning effect.

panoRama Fr. 2014. 102mins Director/screenplay Sophie Fillieres Production companies pierre Grise productions International sales Les Films du Losange, www. Producer martine marignac Cinematography Emmanuelle Collinot Production designer manu de Chauvigny Editor Valérie Loiseleux Music Christophe Main cast Emmanuelle Devos, mathieu amalric, anne Brochet, Joséphine de la Baume, nelson Delapalme

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Yannis Tsortekis, Yorgos Yannopoulos, Yannis Anastasakis, Polina Dellatola, Sonia Theodoridou, Maria Kallimani. competition friedrichstadt-Palast

Dir: Celina Murga. Cast: Alian Devetac, Daniel Veronese, Gaby Ferrero, Irina Wetzel, Tomas Omacini, Gabriela Perinotto, Dylan Agostini Vandenbosch, Lucas Molina, Leonardo Barthelemy, Joaquin Tomassi. competition Berlinale Palast

09:30 ScenT of revoLuTion

(Egypt/Germany) 98mins. Dir: Viola Shafik. Cast: Alaa El-Dib, Francis Mohareb, Safwat Samaan, Awatef Mahmoud.

competition press Berlinale Palast

forum press cinemaxX 6

Praia do fuTuro

ThaT Boy emiL

(Brazil/Germany) 106mins. Dir: Karim Aïnouz. Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuita Barbosa.

(Sweden) 63mins. Dir: Per Ahlin, Alicja Jaworski Björk, Lasse Persson. Cast: Astrid Lindgren, Gustav Föghner, Tilda Ramde, Allan Svensson, Elisabet Carlsson, Lindy Larsson, Rebecka Englund Tepper, Siw Carlsson, EwaMaria Roos, Hans Ake Gabrielsson.

competition haus der Berliner festspiele

The Third Side of The river

(Argentina/Germany/ Netherlands) 92mins.

n 10 Screen International at Berlin February 12, 2014

generation Zoo Palast 1

Panorama press

cineSTar 3

finding vivian maier

inBeTween worLdS


(US) 84mins. Dir: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel.

(Germany) 98mins. Dir: Feo Aladag. Cast: Ronald Zehrfeld, Mohsin Ahmady, Saida Barmaki, Abdul Salam Yosofzai, Burghart Klaussner, Felix Kramer, Pit Bukowski, Tobias Schönenberg, Roman-Timothy Rien, Abdul Sabor Rasooly.

(Germany/Switzerland/ Austria) 94mins. Dir: Benjamin Heisenberg. Cast: André Wilms, Georg Friedrich, Bettina Stucky, Susanne Wolff, Elisabeth Orth, Maria Hofstätter, Margarita Broich, Markus Schleinzer, Michael Wittenborn.

competition friedrichstadt-Palast

10:00 Jack and The cuckoocLock hearT

(France/Belgium) 94mins. Dir: Mathias Malzieu, Stéphane Berla. Cast: Orlando Seale, Samantha Barks, Harry Sadeghi, Stéphane Cornicard, Sophia Ellis, Jessie Buckley, Barbara Scaff, Michelle Fairley, Richard Riddings, Howard Samuels, Steve Nicolson, Janet Dibley, Charlie Hayes. generation haus der kulturen der welt kino 1

crackS in concreTe

(Austria) 105mins. Dir: Umut Dag. Cast: Murathan Muslu, Alechan Tagaev, Mehmet Ali Salman, Erdem Turkoglu, Ivan Kriznjak, Shamil Iliskhanov, Daniel Mijatovic, Magdalena Paulus, Martina Spitzer, Elif Dag.

Panorama cinemaxX 7

11:00 guideLineS

(Canada) 76mins. Dir: Jean-Francois Caissy. forum cineStar 8

ThaT nighT’S wife

(Japan) 65mins. Dir: Yasujiro Ozu. Cast: Tokihiko Okada, Emiko Yakumo, Mitsuko Ichimura. retrospective cinemaxX 8

11:30 aBove uS aLL

(Netherlands/Belgium) 99mins. Dir: Eugenie Jansen. Cast: Shayleah Sands, Kaleb Sands, Maarten Baes, Pearl Davern, Greg Griffiths, Annette Linthout, Christian Delplace, Gaëtano Debyser, Angelique Poizat, Frida Neels, Ambroos Vanhaverbeke.

Panorama cineStar 7


(Germany) 89mins. Dir: Philip Widmann. Cast: Cora Frost, Gustav Peter Wöhler, Lisa Arndt, Odine Johne, Kenneth Huber. Perspektive deutsches kino colosseum 1

13:00 Someone you Love

(Denmark/Sweden) 100mins. Dir: Pernille Fischer Christensen. Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Sofus Ronnov, Eve Best, Lourdes Faberes. Berlinale Special Zoo Palast 1

The forT STraToS See box, above

The Two faceS of January

(UK/US/France) 96mins. Dir: Hossein Amini. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, David Warshofsky, Daisy Bevan, Aleifer Prometheus. Berlinale Special haus der Berliner festspiele

12:30 BuTTer on The LaTch

(US) 72mins. Dir: Josephine Decker. Cast: Sarah Small, Isolde Chae-Lawrence, Charlie Hewson. forum kino arsenal 1

ciTiZen kane

(US) 119mins. Dir: Orson Welles. Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorhead.

(India) 110mins. Dir: Avinash Arun. Cast: Amruta Subhash, Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao, Gaurish Gawde, Swanand Raikar, Atharva Upasni, Umesh Jagtap. generation haus der kulturen der welt kino 1

13:30 The LamB

(Turkey, Germany) 87mins. Dir: Kutlug Ataman Cast: Nesrin Cavadzade, Cahit Gök, Mert Tastan Panorama cineStar 3 (e)

for noThing

(Germany) 93mins. Dir: Stephan Geene Cast: Ceci Chuh, Elliot McKee, Vivian Daniel, Seynep Saleh, Imri Kahn forum press cinemaxX 6


retrospective cinemaxX 8

ToP girL or La deformaTion ProfeSSionneLLe


(Germany) 94mins. Dir: Tatjana Turanskyj. Cast: Julia Hummer, Susanne Bredehöft, Jojo Pohl, RP Kahl, Simon Will, Thorsten Heidel, Mira Partecke, Ilil Land-Boss,

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

SCreeninGS Jury grId, page 14

Anna Eger, Franziska Dick, Ludmilla Skripkina, Nina Kronjäger.

Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Aïnouz.

Competition press and festival CinemaxX 7

Forum CineStar 8

Berlinale Special haus der Berliner Festspiele

naTural SCienCeS

14:00 The DarkSiDe

(Australia) 94mins. Dir: Warwick Thornton. Cast: Deborah Mailman, Bryan Brown, Aaron Pedersen, Shari Sebbens, Claudia Karvan, Sasha Horler, Jack Charles, Ben Quilty, Merwez Whaleboat, Lynette Narkle, Sharon Cole, Michael Liddle, Romaine Moreton.

(US) 90mins. Dir: Howard Hawks. Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh.

(Argentina/France) 71mins. Dir: Matias Lucchesi. Cast: Paula Hertzog, Paola Barrientos, Alvin Astorga, Arturo Goetz, Sergio Boris, Vanesa Wainberg, Eugenia Alonso.

retrospective CinemaxX 8

Generation Zoo Palast 1

The Dawn PaTrol

Free ranGe

Joy oF man’S DeSirinG

FlowerS oF FreeDom

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

(Germany) 96mins. Dir: Mirjam Leuze.

Forum Cubix 7

PDk press and festival CinemaxX 5

(Japan) 85mins. Dir: Masakazu Sugita. Cast: Ayane Ohmori, Riku Ohishi, Naoko Yoshimoto, Koichiro Nishi, Shumpei Ohba, Kyosuke Watanabe, Ritsuko Kohno, Hiroshi Araki.

The CirCle

Forum Delphi Filmpalast

Generation CinemaxX 3

(Switzerland) 102mins. Dir: Stefan Haupt. Cast: Matthias Hungerbühler, Sven Schelker, Anatole Taubman, Marianne Sägebrecht, Stephan Witschi, Antoine Monot Jr, Matthias Meier, Peter Jecklin, Babett Arens, Markus Merz.

Journey To The weST

Panorama Colosseum 1


(Australia) 103mins. Dir: Rhys Graham. Cast: Ashleigh Cummings, Aliki Matangi, Lily Sullivan, Toby Wallace, Maya Stange.

(France/Taiwan) 56mins. Dir: Tsaï Ming-liang. Cast: Lee Kang-sheng, Denis Lavant.

Thou waST milD anD lovely


(US) 76mins. Dir: Josephine Decker. Cast: Joe Swanberg, Sophie Traub, Robert Longstreet, Kristin Slaysman, Matt Orme, Geoff Marslett.

(Germany) 90mins. Dir: Annekatrin Hendel.

Forum kino arsenal 1

Panorama international


Panorama CineStar 7

(US) 94mins. Dir: AJ Edwards. Cast: Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley, Braydon Denney, Cameron Williams, McKenzie Blankenship. Panorama Cubix 9

15:00 CaTheDralS oF CulTure

(Germany/Denmark/ Austria/Norway) 156mins. Dir: Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael

inBeTween worlDS

(Germany) 98mins. Dir: Feo Aladag. Cast: Ronald Zehrfeld, Mohsin Ahmady, Saida Barmaki, Abdul Salam Yosofzai, Burghart Klaussner, Felix Kramer, Pit Bukowski, Tobias Schönenberg, Roman-Timothy Rien, Abdul Sabor Rasooly. Competition Friedrichstadt-Palast

16:00 The ThirD SiDe oF The river

(Kazakhstan) 80mins. Dir: Zhanna Issabayeva. Cast: Dina Tukubayeva, Galina Pyanova, Mariya Nezhentseva.

Potsdamer Strasse 2 10785 Berlin

(Mexico) 95mins. Dir: Samuel Kishi Leopo. Cast: Alejandro Gallardo, Arnold Ramirez, Moisés Galindo, Rafael Andrade, Petra Iniguez. Generation CinemaxX 3


(France) 102mins. Dir: Sophie Fillieres. Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Nelson Delapalme, Joséphine de la Baume, Anne Brochet, Laurent Poitrenaux, Julia Roy, David Clark.

FriedriChstAdt-PAlAst Friedrichstrasse 107 10117 Berlin

Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 1 10785 Berlin

CinemAxx PotsdAmer PlAtz Potsdamer Strasse 5, Entrance Voxstrasse 10785 Berlin

hAus der Berliner FestsPiele Schaperstrasse 24 10719 Berlin

hAus der Kulturen der Welt John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 10557 Berlin

CinestAr CuBix Alexanderplatz Rathausstrasse 1 10778 Berlin


CinestAr imAx

moVie theAter At mArtin-GroPius-BAu

Potsdamer Strasse 4 10785 Berlin

Karl-Marx-Allee 33 10178 Berlin

Niederkirchnerstrasse 7 10963 Berlin

CinestAr in the sony Centre


ConCerninG violenCe

Potsdamer Strasse 4 10785 Berlin

Karl-Marx-Strasse 131 12043 Berlin – Neukolln


PhilhArmonie Berlin

Schonhauser Allee 123 10437 Berlin

Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1 10785 Berlin


thAliA ProGrAmm Kinos PotsdAm

(Sweden/US/Denmark/ Finland) 91mins. Dir: Göran Hugo Olsson. Cast: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Panorama international

Alexanderplatz, Rathausstrasse 1, 10178 Berlin

The DoG

delPhi FilmPAlAst

(US) 101mins. Dir: Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren.

Kantstrasse 12a 10623 Berlin

laDyBirD laDyBirD

The war aT Sea From hawaii To malaya

Zeughofstrasse 20 10997 Berlin – Kreuzberg

retrospective CinemaxX 8

Bleibtreustrasse 12 10623 Berlin

Forum Delphi Filmpalast

homage Zeughauskino

toni & tonino Antonplatz 1 13086 Berlin

zeuGhAusKino Unter den Linden 2 10117 Berlin

eVA liChtsPiele Blissestrasse 18 10713 Berlin – Wilmersdorf

(Germany) 100mins. Dir: René Frölke. Cast: Norman Manea, Cella Manea, Eduardo Paz Leston.

Rudolf-Breitscheid-Str. 50 14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg

eiszeit Kino

(Japan) 116mins. Dir: Kajiro Yamamoto. Cast: Kaoru Ito, Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita.

(UK) 102mins. Dir: Ken Loach. Cast: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Ray Winstone, Mauricio Venegas, Claire Perkins, Jason Stracey, Luke Brown, Lily Farrell, Scottie Moore, Linda Ross.

le Beau DanGer

Botzowstrasse 1-5 10407 Berlin

Panorama Cubix 9

Competition Berlinale Palast

(People’s Republic of China/Hong Kong, China) 106mins. Dir: Diao Yinan. Cast: Liao Fan, Gwei Lun Mei, Wang Xuebing, Wang Jingchun, Yu Ailei, Ni Jingyang.

FilmtheAter Am FriedriChshAin

BerlinAle PAlAst

iF you Don’T, i will

Generation Cubix 8

BlaCk Coal, Thin iCe

Schlossstrasse 48 12165 Berlin – Steglitz

we are mari PePa

(Spain) 78mins. Dir: Gabri Velazquez. Cast: Victor Garcia, Juanlu Sevillano, Débora Borges, Lucia Martinez, Alba Nieto.



CinemA ArsenAl

Panorama press and festival CineStar 7


Berlin theAtres

Forum CineStar 8

(Argentina/Germany/ Netherlands) 92mins. Dir: Celina Murga. Cast: Alian Devetac, Daniel Veronese, Gaby Ferrero, Irina Wetzel, Tomas Omacini, Gabriela Perinotto, Dylan Agostini Vandenbosch, Lucas Molina, Leonardo Barthelemy, Joaquin Tomassi.

arCTiC The BeTTer anGelS

Generation Filmtheater am Friedrichshain


zoo PAlAst Hardenbergstrasse 29a 10623 Berlin

FilmKunst 66

Journey wiTh PraBhaT (PraBhaT Pheri)

(India) 89mins. Dirs: Jessica Sadana, Samarth Dixit Forum press CinemaxX 6



» Screening times and venues are correct at the time of going to press but subject to alteration.

82mins. Dir: Bas Devos. Cast: César De Sutter, Raf Walschaerts, Mira Helmer, Koen De Sutter, Jeroen Vander Ven, Fania Sorel, Brent Minne. Generation haus der kulturen der welt kino 1

February 12, 2014 Screen International at Berlin 11 n





The DecenT One

ScenT OF revOluTiOn

The WAY he lOOKS

(Israel/Austria/ Germany) 94mins. Dir: Vanessa Lapa. Cast: Tobias Moretti, Sophie Rois, Florentin Groll, Lotte Ledl, Paulline Knof, Antonia Moretti, Lenz Moretti, Markus Riexinge, Alexander Riemann, Thomas Zerck, Martin Lalis, Florian Wandel, Davy Lapa.

(Egypt/Germany) 98mins. Dir: Viola Shafik. Cast: Alaa El-Dib, Francis Mohareb, Safwat Samaan, Awatef Mahmoud.

(Brazil) 95mins. Dir: Daniel Ribeiro. Cast: Ghilherme Lobo, Tess Amorim, Fabio Audi, Isabela Guasco, Victor Filgueiras, Pedro Carvalho, Guga Auricchio, Lucia Romano, Eucir de Souza, Selma Egrei.

Forum Kino Arsenal 1

A DreAm OF irOn

Panorama cubix 7

(South Korea/US) 98mins. Dir: Kelvin Kyung Kun Park.

Panorama cubix 7

Forum colosseum 1

The WAY he lOOKS


(Germany) 81mins. Dir: André Siegers. Forum Kino Arsenal 1

17:45 Fever

FucKinG DiFFerenT XXY

Festival & Press 19:30

(Luxembourg/Austria) 80mins. Dir: Elfi Mikesch. Cast: Eva Mattes, Martin Wuttke, Carolina Cardoso, Nicole Max, Sascha Ley, Luc Feit, André Jung, Oleg Zhukov, Marie Jung, Nilton Martins.

Felix Herngren. Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, Mia Skäringer

Panorama cineStar 3

Berlinale Special Gala press cinemaxX 9


A TAle OF SAmurAi cOOKinG - A True lOve STOrY


Yuzo Asahara. Cast: Aya Ueto, Kengo Kora. culinary cinema mGB Kinosaal/Spiegelzelt

(Japan) 121mins. Dir:


Aron Lingurar, Aronela Coscodar, Anamaria Lingurar, Aronas Lingurar, Camelia Lingurar, Simon Boros, Beniamin Boros. Forum Delphi Filmpalast



(Brazil/Germany) 106mins. Dir: Karim Aïnouz. Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick.

(Spain/Canada/France) 112mins. Dir: Claudia Llosa. Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, Oona Chaplin, William Shimell, Zen McGrath, Winta McGrath.

(Japan) 145mins. Dir: Ayumi Sakamoto. Cast: Emiko Matsuoka, Nagisa Umeno, Seiji Nozoe, Ken Mitsuishi, Ryo Nishihara.

(France/Austria) 105mins. Dir: Hubert Sauper.

competition Berlinale Palast

Forum cineStar 8

Berlinale Special cubix 8

The lAmB

competition Friedrichstadt-Palast

We cOme AS FrienDS

18:30 in OrDer OF DiSAPPeArAnce

(Norway/Sweden/ Denmark) 105mins. Dir: Hans Petter Moland. Cast: Stellan Skarsgard, Pal Sverre Hagen, Bruno Ganz, Hildegun Riise, Peter Andersson, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Jakob Oftebro, Anders Baasmo Christiansen. competition Passage

The 100-YeAr-OlD mAn WhO climBeD OuT The WinDOW AnD DiSAPPeAreD

(Swe) 114mins. Dir:

19:15 FOrmA


(Turkey/Germany) 87mins. Dir: Kutlug Ataman. Cast: Nesrin Cavadzade, Cahit Gök, Mert Tastan, Sila Lara Cantürk, Nursel Köse

A TAle OF SAmurAi cOOKinG — A True lOve STOrY

Panorama Zoo Palast 1

culinary cinema mGB Kinosaal/Spiegelzelt


FlOWerS OF FreeDOm

(Japan) 62mins. Dir: Henry Kotani. Cast: Koji Iwasaki, Yachiyo Sizuka, Tomu Uchida.

(Germany) 96mins. Dir: Mirjam Leuze.

retrospective Zeughauskino

The FOreST iS liKe The mOunTAinS

(Romania/Germany) 101mins. Dir: Christiane Schmidt, Didier Guillain. Cast: Elena Lingurar,

n 12 Screen International at Berlin February 12, 2014

(Japan) 121mins. Dir: Yuzo Asahara. Cast: Aya Ueto, Kengo Kora.

Perspektive Deutsches Kino cinemaxX 3

(Germany) 92mins. Dir: Maria Speth. Cast: Corinna Kirchhoff, Kathleen Morgeneyer, Hermann Beyer, Lars Mikkelsen, Hans Jochen Wagner, Fabian Hinrichs, Peter Kurth, Matthias Matschke, Hiroki Mano. Forum cineStar imAX

uTu reDuX

(New Zealand) 109mins. Dir: Geoff Murphy. Cast: Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Wi Kuki Kaa, Kelly Johnson, Tim Elliott, Tania Bristowe, Ilona Rodgers, Martyn Sanderson, Merata Mita, Faenza Reuben, Tom Poata. native – A Journey into indigenous cinema Zoo Palast 2

(Germany) 83mins. Dir: Mor Vital, Kay Garnellen, Felix Endara, Sasha Wortzel, J Jackie Baier, Buck Angel, Jasco Viefhues, Gwen Haworth. Panorama press and festival cineStar 7

lAJWAnTi — The hOnOur KeePer

(India) 63mins. Dir: Pushpendra Singh. Cast: Sanghamitra Hitaishi, Pushpendra Singh, Sugna Devi, Gaurav Lavaniya, Pooja Sapera. Forum cubix 9


(Georgia/France) 94mins. Dir: Tinatin Kajrishvili. Cast: Mari Kitia, Giorgi Maskharashvili, Giorgi Makharadze, Darejan Khachidze, Tamar Mamulashvili, Anuka Grigolia.

competition haus der Berliner Festspiele



ShAnGhAi eXPreSS

(Poland/UK) 66mins. Dir: Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal. Cast: Joanna Drozda, Jerzy Gajlikowski.

(US) 80mins. Dir: Joseph von Sternberg. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland.

Forum cinemaxX 4

retrospective cinemaxX 8

Panorama cubix 8

QuicK chAnGe

(Philippines) 98mins. Dir: Eduardo Roy, Jr. Cast: Mimi Juareza, JunJun Quintana, Miggs Cuaderno, Natashia Yumi, Francine Garcia. Panorama cineStar 3

20:30 Five ScOuTS

(Japan) 72mins. Dir: Tomotaka Tasaka. Cast: Isamu Kosugi, Bontaro Miake, Shiro Izome. retrospective Zeughauskino


Panorama press and festival cinemaxX 7

(Germany) 89mins. Dir: Philip Widmann. Cast: Cora Frost, Gustav Peter Wöhler, Lisa Arndt, Odine Johne, Kenneth Huber.

crAcKS in cOncreTe

Perspektive Deutsches Kino cinemaxX 1

inBeTWeen WOrlDS

(Germany) 98mins. Dir: Feo Aladag. Cast: Ronald Zehrfeld, Mohsin Ahmady, Saida Barmaki, Abdul Salam Yosofzai, Burghart Klaussner, Felix Kramer, Pit Bukowski, Tobias Schönenberg, Roman-Timothy Rien, Abdul Sabor Rasooly.

(Brazil) 95mins. Dir: Daniel Ribeiro. Cast: Ghilherme Lobo, Tess Amorim, Fabio Audi, Isabela Guasco, Victor Filgueiras.

(Austria) 105mins. Dir: Umut Dag. Cast: Murathan Muslu, Alechan Tagaev, Mehmet Ali Salman, Erdem Turkoglu, Ivan Kriznjak, Shamil Iliskhanov. Panorama international


(New Zealand/US) 86mins. Dir: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement. Cast: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh. Generation haus der Kulturen der Welt Kino 1

21:00 céSAr chAveZ

(US) 101mins. Dir: Diego Luna. Cast: Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich, Jacob Vargas, Wes Bentley. Berlinale Special Friedrichstadt-Palast

21:30 DiPlOmAcY

(France/Germany) 85mins. Dir: Volker Schlöndorff. Cast: André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, Burghart Klaussner, Robert Stadlober, Charlie


Nelson, Jean-Marc Roulot, Stefan Wilkening, Thomas Arnold, Lucas Prisor, Attila Borlan. Berlinale Special Zoo Palast 1

thE SowER

(Canada) 77mins. Dir: Julie Perron. Culinary Cinema MGB-kino

(US) 90mins. Dir: Anja Marquardt. Cast: Brooke Bloom, Marc Menchaca, Dennis Boutsikaris, Laila Robins, Tobias Segal, Roxanne Day. Forum Passage


(Slovak Republic/Czech Republic/Croatia) 87mins. Dir: Pavol Pekarcik, Ivan Ostrochovsky, Peter Kerekes. Forum Delphi Filmpalast

21:45 NoN-FICtIoN DIaRy

(South Korea) 93mins. Dir: Jung Yoon-suk. Forum CinemaxX 4


(Greece/Germany) 103mins. Dir: Athanasios Karanikolas. Cast: Maria Kallimani, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Alexandros Logothetis, Zoi Asimaki, Giannis Tsortekis, Ieronimus Kaletsanos, Nefeli Kouri. Forum Cubix 9


(Brazil/Italy) 108mins. Dir: Marco Bechis. Cast: Abrisio da Silva Pedro, Alicélia Batista Cabreira, Ademilson. Native – a Journey Into Indigenous Cinema Zoo Palast 2


20,000 DayS oN EaRth

GhaShIRaM kotwaL

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

(India) 107mins. Dir: K Hariharan, Mani Kaul. Cast: Mohan Agashe, Om Puri, Mohan Gokhale, Rajni Chauhan, Mitglieder der Theaterakademie Pune.

Panorama CineStar IMaX


(France) 108mins. Dir: Alain Resnais. Cast: Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, André Dussollier, Hippolyte Girardot, Michel Vuillermoz, Alba Gaia Bellugi.

thE MaN oF thE CRowD

(Brazil) 95mins. Dir: Marcelo Gomes, Cao Guimaraes. Cast: Paulo André, Silvia LourenCo Panorama Cubix 8

PRaIa Do FutuRo

homage CinemaxX 8

(People’s Republic of China) 95mins. Dir: Zhou Hao. Cast: Zhou Hao, Liu Xiao Xiao, Li Jin Kang, Zhou Feng Qi. Panorama press CinemaxX 7

22:45 hoMELaND

(Japan) 118mins. Dir: Nao Kubota. Cast: Kenichi Matsuyama, Seiyo Uchino, Yuko Tanaka, Sakura Ando, Takashi Yamanaka, Yoji Tanaka, Ken Mitsuishi. Panorama CineStar 3

23:00 DER SaMuRaI

thE MaN oF thE CRowD

Panorama Cubix 7

(UK/Spain/Germany) 110mins. Dir: Ken Loach. Cast: Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Iciar Bollain, Tom Gilroy, Marc Martinez, Frédéric Pierrot, Andrés Aladren, Sergi Callejay.

thE NIGht

Perspektive Deutsches kino CinemaxX 1

BLaCk CoaL, thIN ICE


Panorama Colosseum 1

Forum kino arsenal 1

Competition haus der Berliner Festspiele

Competition Berlinale Palast

(South Korea) 141mins. Dir: LeeSong Hee-il. Cast: Lee Jae-joon, Kwak Si-yang, Choi Joon-ha, Kim Chang-hwan.

(Germany) 79mins. Dir: Till Kleinert. Cast: Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski, Uwe Preuss, Ulrike Hanke-Hänsch, Kaja Blachnik.

(Brazil) 95mins. Dir: Marcelo Gomes, Cao Guimaraes. Cast: Paulo André, Silvia LourenCo

(People’s Republic of China/Hong Kong, China) 106mins. Dir: Diao Yinan. Cast: Liao Fan, Gwei Lun Mei, Wang Xuebing, Wang Jingchun, Yu Ailei, Ni Jingyang.

Panorama CineStar 7

NIGht FLIGht at hoME

ShE’S LoSt CoNtRoL

Claudia Richarz, Ulrike Zimmermann.

(Brazil/Germany) 106mins. Dir: Karim Aïnouz. Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuita Barbosa.

Market screenings

09:30 SCENt oF REVoLutIoN

(Egypt/Germany), 98mins.

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

Dietrich. Cast: Flora Li Thiemann, Finn Fiebig, Luca Johannsen. Zoo Palast 3

(Germany) Meissner van Lil, 60mins. Dir: Dirk Meissner, Orhan Calisir, Cengiz Kültür. CinemaxX Studio 14

11:00 BLuE aND Not So PINk

(Venezuela) Media Luna New Films, 110mins. Dir: Miguel Ferrari. Cast: Guillermo Garcia, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Carolina Torres. CinemaxX Studio 17


(Germany) Aries Images, 95mins. Dir: Steffen König, Olaf Neumann. Cast: Dave Stewart, Marius MüllerWesternhagen. CinemaxX Studio 14

11:30 a PRoLEtaRIaN wINtER’S taLE

(Germany) Lionsgate, 94mins. Dir: Reinhard Klooss.

(Denmark) The Match Factory, 92mins. Dir: Soren Kragh-Jacobsen. Cast: Sofie Grabol, Signe Egholm Olsen, Soren Malling, Frederik Christian Johansen. CinemaxX Studio 13


(Germany/Denmark) dffb – German Film and TV Academy Berlin, 76mins. Dir: Jide Tom Akinleminu. dffb-kino

(Germany) Salzgeber & Co, 79mins. Dir: Till Kleinert. Cast: Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski, Uwe Preuss. 14:40 aRt GIRLS

(Germany) IFFHamburg, 120mins. Dir: Robert Bramkamp. Cast: Inga Busch, Peter Lohmeyer, Megan Gay. 14:45 thE GooD LIFE

(France) The Match Factory, 93mins. Dir: Jean Denizot. Cast: Zacharie Chasseriaud, Jules Pelissier, Solene Rigot, Nicolas Bouchaud. CinemaxX Studio 17




(Germany) Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion, 95mins. Dir: Susanna Salonen. Cast: Max Mauff, Aisawanya Areyawattana, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Uwe Preuss. CinemaxX Studio 14



CinemaxX Studio 17

CinemaxX 6


CinemaxX Studio 14


(Sri Lanka) Alpha Violet, 98mins. Dir: Prasanna Jayakody. Cast: Mahendra Perera, Semini Iddamalgoda, Sarath Kotalawala, Rukmal Nirosh.

(Romania) 42 KM Film, 97mins. Dir: Corneliu Porumboiu.

Zoo Palast 3


thE houR oF thE LyNX

(Germany) dffb – German Film and TV Academy Berlin, 63mins. Dir: Julian Radlmaier. Cast: Natia Bakhtadze, Sandro Koberidze, Ilia Korkashvili, Lars Rudolph.


Rapule Hendricks.

thE SaMuRaI taRZaN

Zoo Palast 2


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hESSEN taLENtS 2014

(Germany) Hessische Film- und Medienakademie (hFMA), 120mins. Dir: Various. CinemaxX Studio 13

16:15 EXIt MaRRakECh

(Germany) ARRI Worldsales, 122mins. Dir: Caroline Link. Cast: Ulrich Tukur, Samuel Schneider, Hafsia Herzi, Marie-Lou Sellem. Zoo Palast 3

SuCk ME ShakESPEER (FaCk Ju GoEhtE)

(Germany), 93mins.

(Germany) Picture Tree International, 118mins. Dir: Bora Dagtekin. Cast: Elyas M’Barek, Karoline Herfurth.

CinemaxX 6

Zoo Palast 2

13:30 FoR NothING





JouRNEy wIth PRaBhat

(Germany) Lichtblick Film, 91mins. Dir: Antje Schneider, Carsten Waldbauer.

(US) Celluloid Dreams/ Celluloid Nightmares, 109mins. Dir: Saar Klein. Cast: Wes Bentley, Jason Isaacs, Vinessa Shaw, Haley Bennett.

(Germany/US) HanWay Films, 111mins. Dir: Bastian Günther. Cast: Ulrich Tukur, Gerrit Dillahunt, Jenny Schily, Wolfram Koch.

(India) 89mins. Dirs: Jessica Sadana, Samarth Dixit

Zoo Palast 3

CinemaxX 2

Zoo Palast 2

10:00 BEautIFuL kRISta


VuLVa 3.0

(Austria/Germany) The Match Factory, 109mins. Dir: Erwin Wagenhofer.

(Germany) 78mins. Dir:

Zoo Palast 2

Competition International

aSta uPSEt

12:00 MISSIoN: SPutNIk

(Germany/Belgium/ Czech Republic) Attraction Distribution, 83mins. Dir: Markus

LayLa FouRIE

(Germany/South Africa/ France) The Match Factory, 108mins. Dir: Pia Marais. Cast: Rayna Campbell, August Diehl,

CinemaxX 6


(Germany) The Match Factory, 172mins. Dir: Philip Gröning. Cast: Alexandra Finder, David Zimmerschied, Horst Rehberg, Lars Rudolph. CinemaxX 2

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com, +1 213 447 5120, +44 7584 335 148

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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