Browsing: Berlinale

Berlinale Goat (dir. Andrew Neel, 2016)
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Directed by Andrew Neel, the hazing drama Goat, based on the acclaimed memoir of Brad Land, was adapted by Andrew Neel, David Gorden Green and Mike Roberts for the big screen. After screening at Sundance, the film had its European premiere at the Berlinale within the Panorama section. It offers a…

Berlinale Zero Days (dir. Alex Gibney, 2016)
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After screening his second and forth features Men at Work and Modest Reception at the Forum section of Berlinale in 2006 and 2012, Iranian director Mani Haghighi returned to the festival with his fifth feature A Dragon Arrives! to have it compete in this year’s main section of the festival, the…

Berlinale Things to Come
(dir.  Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016)
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With eight French films in the official competition, most of them are co-productions, L’avenir is one among the strongest French contenders this year. Written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, a daughter of two philosophy professors, the French-German co-production L’avenir reflects on the intellectual and…

Berlinale Corbo (dir. Mathieu Denis, 2014)
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Montréal, spring 1966. In a province undergoing profound change, Jean Corbo, an idealistic 16-year-old with a Québécois mother and a father of Italian descent, is torn between two identities. Befriended by Julie and François, two young left-wing activists, he joins a clandestine group determined to use violence…

Berlinale Mina Walking (dir. Yosef Baraki, 2015)
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Mina Walking tells the story of Mina, an impulsive twelve-year-old Afghan street seller saddled by a senile grandfather and a neglectful father, who sees her future slipping away when she is forced to neglect her education and walk the streets of Kabul to support her fragmented family. In the seven days

Berlinale Ixcanul (dir. Jayro Bustamante, 2015)
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Director Jayro Bustamante’s first feature film Ixcanul is an indigenous drama set in a Mayan community in the rural and rough Guatemalan highlands. Not only is it Bustamante’s first feature, it is further the first official entry of a Guatemalan film competing at the Berlinale. The film’s title refers to a local volcano, constantly present as not only a picturesque yet threatening setting but also a representation of…