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64th @Berlinale : After a Successful 2013, World Cinema Fund Gets Off to a Smashing Start in 2014

Belinale 64 2014For the World Cinema Fund (WCF), 2013 proved to be an exceedingly successful year: the WCF-funded film Uroki Garmonii (Harmony Lessons) by Emir Baigazin took home the Silver Bear at the last Berlinale.
Also the Berlinale 2014 could not have got off to a better start. For the first time two (more…)

06/02/2014 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

Latin American Films selected for the #Berlinale 2013 via @LatAmFilm

Image31 fictional features from 23 countries will provide insights into contemporary world cinema production, and this includes a number of works just invited from Turkey, Indonesia, India, Taiwan and the Ivory Coast. (more…)

16/01/2013 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

“Rompecabezas” de Natalia Smirnoff en la Berlinale

En el tradicional festival alemán se estrena la ópera prima de la joven realizadora. “Retrata a una mujer en crisis que halla libertad en el juego”, relató.

La única película hispanoamericana del Festival de Cine de Berlín se presenta este jueves en la capital alemana y con ella el debut de la argentina Natalia Smirnoff como directora. Su film Rompecabezas participa en la sección oficial de la Berlinale y según su creadora la película retrata “a una mujer en crisis” que encuentra “un poquito de libertad” en el ensamblaje de puzzles. (more…)

20/02/2010 at 7:56 am Leave a comment

Recommended article: 10 Mexican Filmmakers Examine Their Homeland by Eugene Hernandez

“We have a lot of problems in Mexico,” a well-known Mexican filmmaker said somberly, frustrated and shaking his head earlier this week during a party at the Berlinale.

At the Mexican Embassy shortly after the first screening of “Revolución,” I ran into a director of one of the ten short films that make up the new omnibus movie marking the centennial of the Mexican Revolution.

“I have a hole in my heart,” the filmmaker told me, looking a bit shell-shocked and explaining that seeing the ten films on the big screen for the first time earlier that night was a “very heavy” experience.

“I need to go get drunk,” he half-smiled, excusing himself for a moment and making his way to the crowded tequila bar inside the Embassy.

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20/02/2010 at 7:15 am Leave a comment

Berlinale unveils first wave of Panorama titles

By Martin Blaney

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Documentaries are set to put in a strong showing at the Berlinale’s Panorama section this year as selectors announce that half of the 50-title programme has now been confirmed. A third of the final line-up will be made up of documentaries. (more…)

13/01/2010 at 10:32 am

Berlinale Short films with Latin American flavour

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Selected from over 2600 short film entries, 25 films from 15 countries will be presented in five programmes, and compete for a Golden Bear, a Nomination for the European Film Academy Short Film 2010, and a DAAD grant in Berlinale Shorts in the 60th edition of Berlianle. Out of competition, Japanese director Akihito Izuhara’s Akai Mori no Uta (The Song of Red Forest) will also be screened: an animated work featuring two mystic beings singing about the state of the world. (more…)

12/01/2010 at 10:41 am

El corto peruano de Mauricio Tosso en la Berlinale Shorts

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El cortometraje peruano “El segundo amanecer de la ceguera”, de Mauricio Franco Tosso, será el único representante latinoamericano en la sección Shorts (Cortos) del festival de cine de Berlín (Berlinale). (more…)

11/01/2010 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Berlinale’s Generation unveils lineup

Nineteen features to unspool in festival sidebar

Coming-of-age dramas from Latin America and indigenous cinema from New Zealand and Australia are some of this year’s highlights at the Berlinale’s children-and-youth sidebar Generation.

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19/12/2009 at 7:30 pm

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