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BERLIN 2018 Market / Germany

Beta Cinema heading to the Berlinale with six films in the official programme

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- The German sales agent’s line-up includes the Golden Bear contenders 3 Days in Quiberon and In the Aisles

Beta Cinema heading to the Berlinale with six films in the official programme
In the Aisles by Thomas Stuber

With two titles in competition at the Berlinale (15-25 February), four further films elsewhere in the official programme and four market premieres, German world sales agent Beta Cinema has a remarkably strong presence at Berlin. One of the Golden Bear competitors is In the Aisles [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Stuber
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 by Thomas Stuber, which stars award-winning Toni Erdmann [+see also:
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Q&A: Maren Ade
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actress Sandra Hüller and Germany’s 2018 European Shooting Star, Franz Rogowski. Set in a wholesale market and lensed with precisely framed images, the film tells the story of an ordinary worker who falls in love with his colleague, an unhappily married woman. When she goes on sick leave, he starts falling into a deep hole. The other Berlinale Competition title is the black-and-white drama 3 Days in Quiberon [+see also:
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interview: Emily Atef
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, in which Emily Atef focuses on three days in the life of world-famous actress Romy Schneider, when she gave her last German interview. Produced by Leipzig-based Rohfilm Factory in co-production with Dor Film and France’s Sophie Dulac Productions, the drama shows the fragility of the real woman behind the public image. 

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Meanwhile, Rupert Everett’s directorial debut, The Happy Prince [+see also:
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, which he wrote, directed and performed in, playing the role of 19th-century dandy Oscar Wilde, has already secured distribution in several key European territories, such as Germany, the UK, Italy and the Benelux. The star-studded tragicomedy, with Colin FirthColin MorganEmily Watson and Tom Wilkinson, focusing on the literary genius’ last days in European exile, is being presented in Berlinale Special. Stories and ancient legends about imaginary encounters between animals and humans keep an old married couple alive in the drama Ága [+see also:
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interview: Milko Lazarov
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 by Milko Lazarov, which is set in the snowy wilderness of Yakutia in north-east Russia. The husband is dying and will talk about everything except their beloved daughter, who left home years ago to work in a diamond mine. This special love story, set against the striking backdrop of the permafrost, is being shown out of competition.

The struggle for survival in nature is also the subject matter of the German drama Styx [+see also:
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interview: Wolfgang Fischer
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 by Wolfgang Fischer, the Panorama Special opening film. Somewhere between Africa and Europe, a doctor’s sailing trip comes to a sudden end. Meanwhile, in Cobain [+see also:
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interview: Nanouk Leopold
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 by Nanouk Leopold, the young protagonist tries to take responsibility for his mother, who is living on the streets, heavily pregnant with another child. The hard-hitting drama is being presented in Generation 14plus.

Furthermore, Beta Cinema will be presenting the market premiere of Candelaria [+see also:
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interview: Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
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by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza, which focuses on the life of Candelaria and Victor Hugo in Havana in 1994. Based on a true story, 3 Way Junction by Juergen Bollmeyer depicts a young British architect trying to escape from the Namib Desert. In the Israeli film Driver [+see also:
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by Yehonatan Indursky, a father is faced with the responsibility of taking care of his nine-year-old daughter when his wife suddenly ups and leaves. Last but not least, the German children’s adventure Shiverstone Castle 2 [+see also:
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 by Ralf Huettner will also be presented as a market premiere.

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